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Bayside Shakedown (1998)

Odoru daisosasen (original title)
Aoshima, a police detective working in the Bayside Precinct, is continually frustrated by the hierarchy and red tape that plague the system. His friend Muroi is climbing the ladder of the ... See full summary »

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Katsuyuki Motohiro
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yûji Oda Yûji Oda ... Shunsaku Aoshima
Toshirô Yanagiba Toshirô Yanagiba ... Shinji Muroi
Eri Fukatsu ... Sumire Onda
Miki Mizuno Miki Mizuno ... Yukino Kashiwagi
Chôsuke Ikariya Chôsuke Ikariya ... Heihachiro Waku
Sôichirô Kitamura Sôichirô Kitamura ... Wangan Police Station chief Kanda
Takehiko Ono Takehiko Ono ... Kengo Hakamada
Kyôko Koizumi ... Manami Hyuga
Kenta Satoi Kenta Satoi ... Jiro Uozumi
Yûsuke Santamaria Yûsuke Santamaria ... Masayoshi Mashita
Toshio Kakei ... Kentaro Shinjo
Daisuke Ryû ... Ohbayashi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kuniyasu Atsumi Kuniyasu Atsumi
Shigeru Kôyama Shigeru Kôyama ... Tokyo Metropolitan Police Station vice-chief Toshiaki Yoshida
Jun Oda Jun Oda
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Aoshima, a police detective working in the Bayside Precinct, is continually frustrated by the hierarchy and red tape that plague the system. His friend Muroi is climbing the ladder of the police bureaucracy. Muroi has made a pact with Aoshima that while Aoshima looks after the streets, Muroi would make life easier for the cops on the beat. One day in Bayside, a series of events turns the small station upside down. A corpse is found in the river, then the Police Commissioner is kidnapped, leading to the Metropolitian Police Department to take over the investigation which is led by Murai. Will he be true to his pact with Aoshima and co-operate with the local police? In the meantime, the murder investigation leads to a morbid web page and a deadly chat room in cyberspace... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Wangan-sho shijo saiaku no 3-kakan!


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Official Sites:

Official Site (Japanese)

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

31 October 1998 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Bayside Shakedown See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan See more »

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$84,000,000
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Dolby SR

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Color
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Has to lean on the TV series
17 December 2000 | by solo-11See all my reviews

Strangely enough, I watched the movie before I watched the TV series.

In short, the movie is just another long episode in the TV series. If you take it that way, you'd probably love the movie as much as the TV series.

The movie is unable to stand on its own. First-time viewers will be puzzled by the relationship between Aoshima and Muroi. Many will be disappointed by the relative ease at which the cyberkiller and kidnappers were caught. But those are not the main points of the story.

The stratification and redtape within the police force tend to take centre stage in the TV series, and in the movie too. The police officers of Wangan branch were unable to participate in case investigations because they are "just a branch". And Aoshima got into trouble (at the end) only because he had to wait for the headquarters to officially arrest the kidnappers. Muroi, on his way up the rankings, finds it impossible to take care of his subordinates at the frontline.

Prospective viewers are recommended to watch the TV series first, although it makes no difference if you are a fan of Japanese dark comedy. Then treat this movie as another TV episode as you watch it, because it is really just a TV special.


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