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Harukana jidai no kaidan o (1995)

Mike Hama is a private investigator who has been reduced to combing the mean streets of the Yokohama waterfront on a borrowed bicycle.

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Kaizô Hayashi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masatoshi Nagase ... Mike Hama
Kiyotaka Nanbara Kiyotaka Nanbara ... Hoshino
Haruko Wanibuchi Haruko Wanibuchi ... Lily Hama
Shirô Sano ... Masaru
Eiji Okada ... White man
Tetta Sugimoto Tetta Sugimoto ... Sugimoto
Mika Ohmine Mika Ohmine ... Akane Hama
Shin'ya Tsukamoto ... Yamaguchi
Jô Shishido ... Shishido (as Joe Shishido)
Keiji Matsuda Keiji Matsuda ... Matsuda
Akaji Maro ... Detective
Kazuko Shirakawa Kazuko Shirakawa ... Sachiko Shibata
Sumiko Sakamoto Sumiko Sakamoto ... Minato no Mary
Noriko Sengoku Noriko Sengoku ... Asa
Yôichi Sai Yôichi Sai ... Chief of Police
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Mike Hama is a private investigator who has been reduced to combing the mean streets of the Yokohama waterfront on a borrowed bicycle.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

18 March 1995 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Stairway to the Distant Past See more »

Filming Locations:

Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

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Stereo

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2.35 : 1
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Followed by Shiritsu tantei Hama Maiku: Namae no nai mori (2002) See more »

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The Best of the Maiku Hama trilogy
23 May 2006 | by Agent10See all my reviews

Like a lot of great trilogies of the past, the third film always seems to be the most well put together. Stairway to the Distant Past is no exception to the rule. While The Most Terrible Time in My Life was effective due to its cheesy, noirish sensibilities and its black and white ideals, Stairway accomplishes the same effect with a harsh color palate and much darker story.

Hama is much more jaded in this film, and the emotions that Nagase shows in this feature are much better defined in this installment. With a better story and tighter plot, the near perfectness of the final confrontation scene and the primary antagonist make for a strong visual experience. Needless to say, this film really can't survive without the other two, but it is still a damn good story.


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