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Back to Back (1996)

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An ex-cop finds himself caught up in a battle between Japanese mobsters and local gangland thugs and discovers that he was framed for wrong-doings by a corrupt cop.

Director:

Roger Nygard

Writers:

Scott Nimerfro (as Lloyd Keith), Roger Nygard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Rooker ... Bob Malone
Ryo Ishibashi ... Koji
Danielle Harris ... Chelsea
John Laughlin ... Dussecq
Kô Takasugi Kô Takasugi ... Hideo
Bobcat Goldthwait ... Psycho
Vincent Schiavelli ... Leonardo
Stephen Furst ... Jimmy
Tim Thomerson ... Thomas
Fred Willard ... Loan Officer
Frank D'Amico Frank D'Amico ... Delorenzo
Leland Orser ... Wheelchair Guy
Jake Johannsen ... Officer Jones
Yasushi Kojima Yasushi Kojima ... Joe Snapper
Michael Ray Miller ... Deviant
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Storyline

An ex-cop finds himself caught up in a battle between Japanese mobsters and local gangland thugs and discovers that he was framed for wrong-doings by a corrupt cop. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Plot Keywords:

yakuza | hitman | escape | mafia | revolver | See All (49) »

Taglines:

It's time to clean house

Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

First Look Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1996 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Back to Back: American Yakuza 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color
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Was released as "American Yakuza 2" in the UK. See more »

Connections

Follows American Yakuza (1993) See more »

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He Made A Woman Out Of Me
Performed by Betty Lafayette
Written by Fred Burch & Don Hill
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Perfect late-night action escape
11 September 1999 | by Jolo-2See all my reviews

I would've never seen this movie if Cinemax didn't show it every 5 days. It's a perfect guy's flick, with a classic mismatched buddy formula, slick gun and martial arts action, and some decently amusing one-liners and situations. The Japanese and American mobs are at war, and in the process a down-and-out American cop gets caught in the middle. The real star is the Japanese hitman played by Ryo Ishibashi, who reminds me of Chow Yun-Fat at his stoic, tough guy best. Michael Rooker is typecast but does a decent job playing the straight man, and between the two there's a lot of shooting and ass


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