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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

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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Japanese

Release Date:

24 April 2001 (USA) See more »

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Even renegades have ethics
18 December 2002 | by K-SlicerSee all my reviews

Juxtaposition is a big word that means side by side usually for contrast. A young surgeon named Black Jack is a juxtaposition in my mind. What other word could you use to define this complex character? He is an unlicensed miracle worker who believes a doctor must save all patients before him even if it means going toward unorthodox lengths to do it. "Black Jack" is a quiet an intriguing film. Like other Manga-based films, it is loaded with graphic content and enough philosophy to make a person think. The subject tackled in "Black Jack" is ethics and medicine. "Black Jack" takes a rather mind-numbing approach (graphic scenes of surgery, stunning and warped animation, philosophical banter, clever writing and direction, and a twisting plot) to drive home a powerful point. Sometimes, the renegades are more ethical than those who make the rules. "Black Jack" is a quality medical thriller that would even make Robin Cook want to watch. I give this film a 10 out of 10!

PS: Sometimes animation drives home a point so well that one won't easily forget it and that is one reason I like it. Here ends my rant!


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