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Adrenaline Drive (1999)

Adorenarin doraibu (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy | 12 June 1999 (Japan)
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... See full summary »

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Shinobu Yaguchi

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Shinobu Yaguchi

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Cast

Credited cast:
Masanobu Andô ... Satoru Suzuki
Reila Aphrodite
Hikari Ishida Hikari Ishida ... Shizuko Sato
Kirina Mano Kirina Mano
Yutaka Matsushige ... Kuroiwa
Kanta Ogata Kanta Ogata
Mikita Ogata Mikita Ogata
Tarô Suwa
Takuji Suzuki Takuji Suzuki
Yôji Tanaka Yôji Tanaka
Yu Tokui Yu Tokui ... Chinpira (Yakuza)
Kazue Tsunogae Kazue Tsunogae ... Head Nurse
Kôichi Ueda Kôichi Ueda
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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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nurse | yakuza | money | caper | makeover | See All (9) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Shooting Gallery

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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Sweet
4 October 2000 | by kwlyonSee all my reviews

Two innocents beat out a really bad guy and six stooges to take home $2,000,000 and fall in love in the process. Sounds like something we've seen 100 times, but this one has two really sweet kids that are a joy to watch. Setting this familiar plot in an unfamiliar setting helped, too. Humor ranges from more-or-less subtle to slapstick. As far as I could tell, we didn't miss much in the translation--except reading the F-word in the subtitles doesn't have the impact of hearing it in English.


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