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Getting Any? (1994)

Minnâ-yatteruka! (original title)
Obsessed with the idea of owning his first car so he can have sex in it, a young man takes any job he can find and ends up in an escalating series of crazy situations.

Director:

Takeshi Kitano

Writer:

Takeshi Kitano
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Duncan Duncan ... Asao (as Dannkann)
Akiji Kobayashi ... Chief of World Defence Force
Tetsuya Yûki Tetsuya Yûki ... Head Yakuza 1
Yuuji Minakata Yuuji Minakata ... Head Yakuza 2
Ren Osugi ... Head Yakuza 3 (as Ren Ôsugi)
Susumu Terajima ... Injured Yakuza
Hideo Higashikokubaru Hideo Higashikokubaru ... Yaku wo check suru Hakase (as Sonomanma Higashi)
Masumi Okada Masumi Okada ... Russian actor
Taka Guadalcanal Taka Guadalcanal ... Pilote
Tokie Hidari Tokie Hidari ... Mother
Takeshi Kitano ... Scientist
Yoneko Matsukane ... Saralyman no tsuma
Yôjin Hino Yôjin Hino ... Car dealership manager
Hakuryû ... Judge
Makoto Tsugawa Makoto Tsugawa ... Man at the bus stop
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A slapstick comedy, about a goofy middle-aged man who is obsessed with the idea of having car sex. While pursuing his 'dream', he makes all the wrong moves possible, and ends up enrolling in a number of crazy escapades. Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

During Asao's brief acting career he plays the part of the blind samurai Zatôichi. Takeshi Kitano later went on to direct and star in a remake of Zatoichi on the Road (1963). See more »

Quotes

Scientist: So, tell me... why do you want to be invisible?
Asao: I want to peep.
Scientist: Peeping. A very concise and powerful reason!
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, Asao appears again as a giant mutant grasshopper. He bounds across Tokyo, only to impale himself on the Tokyo Tower. After twitching a couple of times, the final copyright notice appears. See more »

Alternate Versions

The alternate ending of this film is included on the region 1 DVD. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

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It was o.k.
2 February 2002 | by Robot RancherSee all my reviews

Not a bad film, but not a good one either. Kitano's usual crisp writing style is all together missing in this film which has a rather basic plot (a pathetic middle-aged man who's goal in life is to one day have sex in a car), but at the same time is mired by the off the wall misadventures of the main character Asao. In fact, Asao's adventures become so off the wall that by the end of the film, I completely lost track of how he wound up in his final state (or maybe by the end of the film I just didnt care anymore to think about it). What makes the off the wall plot even worse is the smattering of off the wall characters to go with it (like the pink nighty wearing Yakuza Boss, the old man who steals Asao's "bomb cake", and the dying Yakuza gangster who keeps popping up every so often to give Asao a helping hand).

However, despite its shortcomings, the movie did have its moments. Kitano's scientist character was rather amusing, and it was a fresh change to see him playing a character that didnt shoot anyone in the face (its kinda like seeing Clint Eastwood in a comedy). Also the film did some pretty good lampooning on popular Japanese film genres (such as the Yakuza Film, and the Giant Monster Movie).

In conclusion, Minna yatteruka was an o.k. comedy, but thats about it. It lacked the subtle humor found in Kitano's other films like Kikujiro which I found more enjoyable. Due to that, I would have to give this film a 6 and a word of advice to the film maker: There is such a thing as having too much "stool" in a movie.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 February 1995 (Japan) See more »

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Dolby

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1.85 : 1
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