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Score (1995)

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A small time Yakuza thug is thrown into a bloody battle after a bank robbery he was forced into goes wrong when all the men begin to turn on each other a hitch-hiking serial killing couple decide to steal their loot.

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Atsushi Muroga

Writers:

Atsushi Muroga, Toshimichi Ohkawa (as Toshimichi Ookawa)
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Credited cast:
Shû Ehara Shû Ehara ... 'Tequila'
Hiroshi Miyasaka Hiroshi Miyasaka ... 'Cobra'
Ryûshi Mizukami Ryûshi Mizukami ... 'Right'
Hitoshi Ozawa Hitoshi Ozawa ... 'Chance'
Kazuyoshi Ozawa Kazuyoshi Ozawa ... 'TJ'
Miyuki Takano Miyuki Takano ... 'Sara'
Takashi Ukaji
Masahiro Yamashita Masahiro Yamashita ... 'Peking Duck'
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"Chance" has just been released from jail when his former employers track him down and force him to commit several robberies for them, if he completes this they will let him go and he can forget about his past with the Yakuza. Then after he completes what he believes to be his last robbery, he heads to an abandoned factory where he awaits for his boss to come pick up the loot. Soon the others who helped Chance with the robbery soon begin to turn on each other when suddenly a hitch-hiking serial killing couple turn up and want to steal their loot. A bloody battle of loyalty and betrayal ensues and Chance must fight for his life and recover the loot if he wants to leave the Yakuza alive. Written by Himboy32

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 December 1995 (Japan) See more »

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Team Okuyama See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Entertaining Japanese pastiche of crime movie clichés
1 May 2001 | by BrianDanaCampSee all my reviews

SCORE (1995) is a derivative Japanese crime film, borrowing liberally from, among others, HARD-BOILED, HARD TARGET, RESERVOIR DOGS, TRESPASS, NATURAL BORN KILLERS and THE GETAWAY. It's a fast-paced, violent, old-fashioned (in a good way) caper thriller that makes up for an extremely low budget by fast-cutting, imaginative staging of action, judicious casting, and lots of shootouts, fights, chases, greed, betrayal and frenzied, bloody agony.

SCORE is set in the U.S., but was largely shot in the Philippines (the police cars have `Manila's Finest' printed on them). The main character, Chance, looks like a Japanese Quentin Tarantino with his square face and bulldog features, and heads a team of jewel robbers waiting for their payoff in a massive abandoned factory. There is a psychotic highway robber and his crazy female accomplice (straight out of NATURAL BORN KILLERS) who dog the jewel robbers. The male psycho has a fixation on Doc Holliday and the O.K. Corral and insists on referring to the jewel thieves as the Clantons.

Despite its budget limitations and blatant rip-offs of so many better films, SCORE boasts the kind of speed, grit, color, and imaginative violent outbursts that used to grace so many of the grade-B crime films that Hollywood (and Hong Kong) used to produce on a regular basis.


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