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Non-Stop (1996)

Dangan ranna (original title)
A salaryman, a drug addict and a yakuza go on a breathless three man chase through the streets of Tokyo, each for a different reason and fighting demons.

Director:

SABU (as Sabu)

Writer:

SABU (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tomorô Taguchi ... Yasuda
Diamond Yukai Diamond Yukai ... Aizawa (as Daiamondo Yukai)
Shin'ichi Tsutsumi ... Takeda
Akaji Maro
Ren Osugi ... (as Ren Ôsugi)
Hiroshi Shimizu Hiroshi Shimizu
Ikkô Suzuki Ikkô Suzuki ... (as Ikko Suzuki)
Yûji Sawayama Yûji Sawayama
SABU SABU ... (as Sabu)
Taka Higuchi Taka Higuchi ... (as Takanori Kikuchi)
Masashi Hirakubo Masashi Hirakubo
Keisuke Horibe
Ryoko Takizawa Ryoko Takizawa
Yuka Torashima Yuka Torashima
Wataru Shihôdô Wataru Shihôdô
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Storyline

A salaryman, a drug addict and a yakuza go on a breathless three man chase through the streets of Tokyo, each for a different reason and fighting demons.

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Genres:

Comedy | Action | Crime

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Details

Official Sites:

Shooting Gallery

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

9 November 1996 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Non-Stop See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,402, 12 November 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$38,442, 19 November 2000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Nikkatsu See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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User Reviews

 
When everything turns out wrong, you got to run.
12 February 2002 | by Alex KlotzSee all my reviews

This is one of the movies that get better every time you see them. It's packed with so many original and unconventional ideas that you always find a new detail. As in Sabu's subsequent movies (I didn't see "Unlucky monkey" yet, but the other ones are as great) failure, chance and humanism play great roles. The cutting and Montage is inventive and artistic, without the movie being an "art" picture, but a highly entertaining one. When comparing it to "Run, Lola, Run" you have to keep in mind that "Dangan Ranna" was made some years before and was shown on German TV as early as 1997...so it's more probable that it served as inspiration for Tom Tykwer's movie, and not the other way around. Complementary to the other reviews I have to add that I like the acting and the ending very much. This movie is a lot of fun in many ways, and it manages to deliver a message without being annoying or pretentious.


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