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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

Writer:

Shinobu Yaguchi

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Cast

Credited cast:
Masanobu Andô ... Satoru Suzuki
Reila Aphrodite 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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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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Details

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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Enjoyable Japanese comedy.
31 August 2004 | by ramseyhongSee all my reviews

Rented this from Netflix. The look of this film is slightly low budget, but it complements the bizarre situations in the movie well. Think "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" only in Japanese and less overt violence. The acting is good and the story is very very good and funny. Cinematic ally, it's not much to look at. The movie concentrates on telling the story as clearly as possible and it does a good job doing it. Although the movie itself is pretty tame, there is some strong language in the subtitles that younger children probably shouldn't be exposed to. Another movie that you may like if you like this one is "Wasabi" with Jean Reno and Ryoko Hirosue. It's worth a rent!


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