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Gangster Cop (1970)

Yakuza deka (original title)
An undercover cop befriends a yakuza underling who through his contacts helps him infiltrate two rival Yakuza gangs. He pits the two rival gangs against each other in hopes that they will cross each other out.

Director:

Yukio Noda

Writers:

Fumio Kônami (screenplay), Yukio Noda (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shin'ichi Chiba ... Hayata Shiro (as Sonny Chiba)
Ryôji Hayama Ryôji Hayama ... Miura Kingo
Machiko Yashiro Machiko Yashiro ... Maki Noriko
Ryôhei Uchida Ryôhei Uchida ... Ishiguro
Asao Uchida Asao Uchida ... Shimazo
Bin Amatsu Bin Amatsu ... Akutsu Hiroshi
Rin'ichi Yamamoto Rin'ichi Yamamoto ... Okura
Nakajirô Tomita Nakajirô Tomita ... Nishio
Keiji Takamiya Keiji Takamiya ... Takaishi Tatsuya
Wo Bik Wong Wo Bik Wong ... Ranko
Teodoro Beterun Teodoro Beterun ... Miles
Shôken Sawa Shôken Sawa ... Miyoshi
Akira Kuji Akira Kuji ... Hayami
Toshiaki Minami Toshiaki Minami ... Mineo
Toshiyuki Tsuchiyama Toshiyuki Tsuchiyama ... Nomura
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Storyline

An undercover cop befriends a yakuza underling who through his contacts helps him infiltrate two rival Yakuza gangs. He pits the two rival gangs against each other in hopes that they will cross each other out.

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It was a bloodbath. Part fists... Part hell... Part death... Pure dynamite!

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Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

23 May 1970 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Gangster Cop See more »

Filming Locations:

Izu Peninsula, Shizuoka, Japan See more »

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Production Co:

Toei Tokyo See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

YAKUZA DEKA series. #1 of 4 films. See more »

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Followed by Yakuza deka: Oretachi ni haka wa nai (1971) See more »

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The Assassin is better than the first undercover mission
30 May 2006 | by thomas-mcgovernSee all my reviews

Yakuza Deka 2 : The Assassin is another name for this film and is listed under the Assassin on the IMDb.

Actors killed off from the first movie reappear in the second which shows no link to Yakuza Deka other than the central character being called Hayata.

This feels like it is a remake of the first film with virtually the same plot but with added campy fun. It is better than the original and the climax is as exciting as it is ridiculous. This film starts out over the top and decides to stay there.

As ever in Asian films, the Western characters are despicable and lascivious. Bizarrely, even though he is undercover, Sonny Chiba still has time to attend police briefings so no-one is worried about the Mob having their own sources within the Police.


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