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Kamikaze Taxi (1995)

Kamikaze takushî (original title)
A revenge-seeking man and his foolish friends plan to rob a yakuza gang.

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Credited cast:
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Kazuya Takahashi ... Tatsuo
Mickey Curtis ... Animaru
Reiko Kataoka ... Tama
Taketoshi Naitô ... Domon
Ken'ichi Yajima ... Ishida
Toshi Shioya
Tomorô Taguchi ... Chaplin
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Takeshi Caesar
Chika Nakagami
Toshie Negishi ... Loud-mouthed taxi passenger
Isako Saneyoshi
Miyako Takagi
Eiji Ôki
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A young foot soldier in the yakuza seeks revenge when his prostitute girlfriend dies after a session with a high-ranking Japanese politician with a taste for torture. He sets out on a 'kamikaze' mission to kill his bosses and the politician; along the way, he acquires the aid of a taxi driver who has recently returned to Japan after living in South America for several decades and is struggling to cope with poverty and the prejudices of native-born Japanese. Written by Jesse Garon <grifter@primenet.com>

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Somewhat reminds me of John Wu
28 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

Of course, he is not quite there yet, but there is definitely potential. As a matter of fact, the director admits Wu's influence when I had the chance to meet with him.

I like this one more than his later movie, Bounce (Call Girls).

Definitely a director to watch out for!


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