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Kids Return (1996)

Kizzu ritân (original title)
Dropping out of high school, two friends at first find success, one as a up-and-coming boxer and one as a low level gangster. Yet, their life decisions still find a way of catching up with them.

Director:

Takeshi Kitano

Writer:

Takeshi Kitano
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Kaneko Ken Kaneko ... Masaru
Masanobu Andô ... Shinji
Leo Morimoto Leo Morimoto ... Teacher
Hatsuo Yamaya ... Boxing Club Manager
Michisuke Kashiwaya Michisuke Kashiwaya ... Hiroshi
Mitsuko Oka Mitsuko Oka ... Coffee-shop Owner, Sachiko's Mother
Yûko Daike ... Sachiko
Ryo Ishibashi ... Local Yakuza Chief
Susumu Terajima ... No 2 In Local Gang
Moro Morooka ... Hayashi
Peking Genji Peking Genji
Atsuki Ueda Atsuki Ueda ... Reiko
Kôtarô Yoshida Kôtarô Yoshida ... Eagle Asuka
Takekazu Shigehisa Takekazu Shigehisa ... Trainer (as Koichi Shigehisa)
Kyôsuke Yabe Kyôsuke Yabe ... Delinquent group
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Storyline

Two buddies visit the schoolyard of the high school they used to attend, and remember their young and dumb days. They used to be the bullies in the school, until they find their own ways of life; one as a boxer, and the other as a member of the yakuza. Written by <H@jime>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Sport

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Trivia

Takeshi Kitano's first film following his near-fatal scooter accident. See more »

Quotes

Shinji: Masaru, do you think we're already finished?
Masaru: Hell no. We haven't even started.
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Connections

Followed by Kids Return: The Reunion (2013) See more »

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excellent too!!!
30 July 1999 | by weidongSee all my reviews

Takeshi doesn't make me disappoint again. This type is very rare to him, but he did it well. It confirmed his high level of controlling kinds of types. The character act very naturally and the living individuality affect me deeply. Comparable with his former works, it will adjoin you more. The boxing scene is stunning. The friendship of characters is unforgettable. Here I must be honor of Jô Hisaishi(the composer of this music), because it's important parts of Takeshi's work. The music is exciting and moving. Anyway it is a very meaningful movie about youth. This work attract me to look for others of Takeshi. Because I know it's my favorite directors in Japan besides Kurosawa.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

27 July 1996 (Japan) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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