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Tokyo Fist (1995)

Suspecting that his childhood friend, a professional boxer, is having an affair with his fiancee, a businessman starts training rigorously himself in order to take him down.

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Shin'ya Tsukamoto

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kaori Fujii Kaori Fujii ... Hizuru
Shin'ya Tsukamoto ... Tsuda Yoshiharu
Kôji Tsukamoto Kôji Tsukamoto ... Kojima Takuji
Naomasa Musaka Naomasa Musaka ... Haze
Naoto Takenaka ... Ohizumi
Koichi Wajima Koichi Wajima ... Shirota
Tomorô Taguchi ... Tattoo master
Nobu Kanaoka ... Nurse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Akiko Hioki Akiko Hioki
Kiichi Mutô Kiichi Mutô
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Storyline

A businessman, Tsuda, runs into a childhood friend, Tajuki, on the subway. Tajuki is working as a semiprofessional boxer. Tsuda soon begins to suspect that Tajuki might be having an affair with his fiancée Hizuru. After an altercation, Tsuda begins training rigorously himself, leading to an extremely bloody, violent confrontation. Written by Todd K. Bowman <tkbowman@aol.com>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

22 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I grothia tou Tokyo See more »

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Production Co:

Kaijyu Theater See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (inserts only)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

[Tsuda has just been beaten nearly to death]
Tsuda: At least I don't have any problems staying awake anymore.
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interesting, but whats the point?
20 February 2000 | by polyaphexSee all my reviews

lemme start out by saying that i enjoyed tetsuo one very much, to me it was like a live action anime. i was excited to see tokyo fist when i saw the directors name and by judging the comments on it here. I have to say that i really didnt understand what he was getting at 90 percent of the time. lots of cameras shaking up and down and blood spouting from peoples heads does not a good movie make. I dont understand one of the comments here, saying that it was "infinitely more coherant" then tetsuo. for one thing the dialogue was so badly translated that they could barely put the most simple of english words in the correct context. i dont mind a complete lack of plot, as long as the ride is interesting. this to me was not.


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