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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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Another great Takeshi
16 February 1999 | by D ThroatSee all my reviews

With this film Takeshi takes a look back at the past in the lives of several men who are in the same school. The two protagonists each choose their own direction: one becomes a boxer, the other joins the yakuza. The story is a reflection on how the choices a man makes can affect their lives and their relationships. As always the drama is interwoven with occasional scenes of violence, and the comedy is dark but never too depressing. Everything about Kids Return is good, and therefore another great piece of Japanse film-making.


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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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