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Dead or Alive ()

Dead or Alive: Hanzaisha (original title)
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A yakuza of Chinese descent and a Japanese cop each wage their own war against the Japanese mafia. But they are destined to meet. Their encounter will change the world.

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Ryuuichi
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Det. Jojima
Renji Ishibashi ...
Aoki
Hitoshi Ozawa ...
Satake
Shingo Tsurumi ...
Chen
Kaoru Sugita ...
Mrs. Jojima
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Duncan ...
Tanaka (as Dankan)
Shû Ehara ...
Rapist in restroom
Sei Hiraizumi ...
Police Chief
Hirotarô Honda
Michisuke Kashiwaya ...
Toji
Mizuho Koga
Ryûshi Mizukami
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Yan (as Ren Ôsugi)
Manzô Shinra ...
Addict
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Sakurai
Tomorô Taguchi ...
Man running along rails
Susumu Terajima ...
Inoue
Hua Rong Weng
Kyôsuke Yabe
Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi

Directed by

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Takashi Miike

Written by

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Ichiro Ryu ... (writer)

Produced by

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Toshiki Kimura ... associate producer: Excellent Film
Mitsuru Kurosawa ... executive producer: Toei Video
Masashi Minami ... line producer
Makoto Okada ... producer
Katsumi Ono ... producer
Tsutomu Tsuchikawa ... executive producer: Daiei

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Kôji Endô

Cinematography by

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Hideo Yamamoto

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Yasushi Shimamura ... (as Taiji Shimamura)

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Akira Ishige

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Bunmei Katô ... assistant director

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Marco Augusto Comba ... a.d.r. mixer
Kazuo Numata ... sound
Toshifumi Seike ... re-recording mixer
Kenji Shibasaki ... sound effects

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Hitoshi Takaya ... lighting technician

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Plot Summary

Without a home and feeling no obligation to Japanese society or Yakuza, Ryuichi (Takeuchi Riki) and his small group decide to make their own place by trying to take over the Shinjuku underworld and the drug trade from Taiwan. As they plan an all-out-assault on the remaining Chinese and Japanese mafia kings, only Detective Jojima (Aikawa Sho) stands between them and complete domination. Written by anonymous

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Taglines WARNING: This motion picture contains explicit portrayals of violence; sex; violent sex; sexual violence; clowns and violent scenes of violent excess, which are definitely not suitable for all audiences. See more »
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Also Known As
  • D.O.A. (Japan)
  • Dead or Alive (United States)
  • Dead or Alive (France)
  • Dead or Alive (Germany)
  • Dead or alive I (Spain)
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  • 105 min
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Box Office

Budget JPY500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Movie Connections Edited into Dead or Alive: Final (2002). See more »
Quotes Detective Jojima: Su Chi noodles? Must be Chan Feng.
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