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Black Jack: The Movie (1996)

Burakku jakku (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Drama, Thriller | 24 April 2001 (USA)
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The adventures of the unlicensed but genius doctor Black Jack, who encounters extraordinary people and phenomena as he attends to unusual medical cases.

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Osamu Dezaki, Udo Lindenberg (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiroshi Fujioka
Kirk Thornton ... Black Jack (voice) (as Sean Thornton)
Akio Ôtsuka ... Black Jack (voice)
Julie Maddalena ... Pinoko (voice) (as Julie Kliewer)
Yûko Mizutani Yûko Mizutani ... Pinoko (voice)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ... Jo Carol Brane (voice) (as Melissa Williamson)
Michael Sorich ... Additional Voices (voice)
Barry Stigler Barry Stigler ... Thomas Johnston (voice) (as Gil Starberry)
Lex Lang ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Alexis Lang)
Daran Norris ... (voice) (as Rob Thomas)
Kevin Seymour Kevin Seymour ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Dougary Grant)
Michael Forest ... Roger Siegel (voice) (as Alfred Thor)
Bridget Hoffman ... Ellen Shryer (voice) (as Tessa Ariel)
BJ Harrison ... Additional Voices (voice)
Simon Prescott ... Panel Host, Professor Michigan (voice) (as Simon Isaacson)
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Joe Carol Brain attempts to hire Dr. Black Jack on a breed of superhumans that have the strength, intellectual, athletic, and artistic skills with great excel in different fields, only to later find out that they start deteriorating after some period of time and causing an untimely death. Joe needs Dr. Black Jack's help on finding a cure. Written by Hongou

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

24 April 2001 (USA) See more »

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A very well made medical thriller spoiled by some cheesy moments.
11 June 2000 | by JUuttuSee all my reviews

Created by Osamu Tezuka, the legendary cartoonist (or should I say artist) who made Japans comics/animations as it is today, the story revolves around an unlicensed master of surgery who gets unwillingly involved in a superhuman project, who's testsubjects die an agonising death one by one. Alot of philosophical talk about medical ethics and intense medical operations. Oh yeah, and some nicely made animation.

The plot is well made, but at one point the whole plot for a moment turns from believable to just plain silly. I mean, I didn't know there was a whole organisation of guerilla surgeons with guns who are fighting for some cheesy reason! I'll say it again: CHEESE! However, it doesn't essentially ruin the movie, but it does linger around there for the rest of the movie, which is bad. It doesn't make this film unwatchable tho'. (Well, unless you don't like gore - on the table and out of it.)

All-in-all: Good movie, pity about the cheesy surprise.


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