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Adrenaline Drive (1999)

Adorenarin doraibu (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy | 12 June 1999 (Japan)
A bullied employee has a run-in with yakuza, a shy nurse, and a stuffed suitcase. So begins his new life of excitement and adventure with the nurse.

Director:

Shinobu Yaguchi

Writer:

Shinobu Yaguchi

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Cast

Credited cast:
Masanobu Andô ... Satoru Suzuki
Reila Aphrodite
Hikari Ishida Hikari Ishida ... Shizuko Sato
Chikara Ishikura Chikara Ishikura
Kirina Mano Kirina Mano
Yutaka Matsushige ... Kuroiwa
Kanta Ogata Kanta Ogata
Mikita Ogata Mikita Ogata
Tarô Suwa
Takuji Suzuki Takuji Suzuki
Yoji Tanaka Yoji Tanaka
Yu Tokui Yu Tokui ... Chinpira (Yakuza)
Kazue Tsunogae Kazue Tsunogae ... Head Nurse
Kôichi Ueda Kôichi Ueda
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Storyline

This parody of popular Japanese teenage girls' romances includes slapstick in a comedy of robbers versus robbers. When a gas leak explodes at a yakuza's headquarters, a shy, timid nurse and a meek rental car clerk gain possession of a briefcase of blood-soaked money. The rest is chase and escape, as the nurse is transformed to glamorous heroine and outsmarts the gangsters eager to recover the loot. Written by NDNF

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Plot Keywords:

nurse | yakuza | money | caper | makeover | See All (9) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Soundtracks

Tooryanse (aka: Please pass)
Traditional
Melody for pedestrian crossing notifications
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yakuza action comedy
1 March 2021 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Shinobu Yaguchi's "Adorenarin doraibu" ("Adrenaline Drive" in English) manages to do a lot with a routine plot. The story involves a man who steals money from the yakuza, leading to a series of crazy adventures. It's not any sort of masterpiece, but like "Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald", it shows us that Japan does know how to make some zany movies. I recommend it.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

12 June 1999 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Adrenaline Drive See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,163, 7 May 2000

Gross USA:

$77,313
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Kindai Eiga Kyokai See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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