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Doberman Cop (1977)

Doberuman deka (original title)
Not Rated | | Action , Crime | 2 July 1977 (Japan)
A tough-as-nails cop from Okinawa investigates a savage murder in Tokyo's nightlife district. Originally dismissed as a bumpkin, he soon proves more savvy than the local police.

Director:

Kinji Fukasaku

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Buronson (manga), Shinji Hiramatsu (manga) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shin'ichi Chiba ... Joji Kano (as Sonny Chiba)
Janet Hatta ... Miki Haruno / Yuna Tamashiro
Eiko Matsuda ... Kosode
Masaru Shiga Masaru Shiga ... Kidnapper Ono
Tatsuo Endô Tatsuo Endô ... Fujikawa
Hideo Murota Hideo Murota ... Jiro Takahashi
Kôichi Iwaki Kôichi Iwaki ... Choei 'Hotshot' Mikawa
Takuzô Kawatani Takuzô Kawatani ... Hiyoshi Kinoshita
Hiroki Matsukata Hiroki Matsukata ... Kaiji Hidemori
Ryûji Katagiri Ryûji Katagiri ... Sanada
Ryô Nishida Ryô Nishida ... Det. Takuya Tamura
Seizô Fukumoto ... Thug A
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daisuke Awaji Daisuke Awaji ... Makoto Shimokawa
Jûkei Fujioka Jûkei Fujioka ... Chief Sano
Tetsuo Fujisawa Tetsuo Fujisawa ... Director
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A tough-as-nails cop from Okinawa investigates a savage murder in Tokyo's nightlife district. Originally dismissed as a bumpkin, he soon proves more savvy than the local police.

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Action | Crime

Certificate:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2 July 1977 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Doberman Cop See more »

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Toei Company See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Director Kinji Fukasaku was relatively disinterested in the source material, the original 1975 manga "Doberuman Deka" by Buronson and Shinji Hiramatsu, resulting in numerous changes to the narrative for the film. See more »

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Fantastic slice of 70s Chiba....
5 July 2004 | by GurnBlenstonSee all my reviews

Sonnys' on top form in this very ace and very 70s cop flick from Kinji Fukasaku. Chiba stars as the country bumpkin detective bought to Tokyo to solve the case of a 'dead' girl who may or may not be a rising young singer.

The plot and characters are by the book, but since this is a Sonny Chiba film that doesn't matter.

There are several outstanding action set pieces which are frankly superb, while Chiba may lack the elegance of more traditional martial arts stars but he more than makes up for it with sheer power.

Fukasakus' verite style captures a sleazy side of Tokyo wonderfully, yakuza, psycho cops, bikers, strippers and pimps populate the film and the strong cast give excellent performances.

There is a scene in 'Doberman Deka' where Sonny practically gets raped by a stripper after giving her his pig, and if you can't appreciate that then you have forgotten what cinema is all about!


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