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Whiteout (2000)

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A group of terrorists has taken hold of the largest dam in Japan. They also capture the workers as hostages, and demanded JPY$5 billion from the government with a 24 hour deadline in ... See full summary »

Director:

Setsurô Wakamatsu

Writers:

Yûichi Shinbo (screenplay), Yasuo Hasegawa (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Yûji Oda Yûji Oda ... Teruo Togashi
Nanako Matsushima ... Chiaki Hirakawa
Kôichi Satô ... Masahiko Utsuki
Ken Ishiguro ... Kazushi Yoshioka
Mitsuru Fukikoshi ... Yoshito Kasahara
Katsuo Nakamura ... Kaoru Okuda
Mitsuru Hirata Mitsuru Hirata ... Yoshimitsu Iwazaki
Satoshi Hashimoto Satoshi Hashimoto ... Satoshi Aojima
Saishin Kudo Saishin Kudo ... Shingo Tozuka
Masato Furuoya Masato Furuoya ... Kensuke Fujimaki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Manabu Hamada Manabu Hamada
Hirokazu Hayashi Hirokazu Hayashi
Yu Ishibashi Yu Ishibashi
Kenzô Kawarasaki Kenzô Kawarasaki
Masaya Kikawada Masaya Kikawada
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A group of terrorists has taken hold of the largest dam in Japan. They also capture the workers as hostages, and demanded JPY$5 billion from the government with a 24 hour deadline in exchange for the lives of the hostages. To make things more complicated, there was a snowstorm and no one can get in or out near the area. Fortunately, the terrorists did not capture Togashi, the dam controller, and he is the only person who can rescue those hostages from the terrorists... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Action | Thriller

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

19 August 2000 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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CLIFFHANGER 2?????????
4 April 2001 | by HKFANSee all my reviews

Rumor has it that if they ever got around to making a Cliffhanger 2 it was going to take place at a dam. Suffice it to say, the idea obviously had some merit and the Japanese film industry has turned out a fine effort. When terrorists seize control of the largest dam in all of Japan, a controller at the dam is forced to become an unwillingly hero. It is not for the sake of his fellow workers held hostage or his dead friend's fiancee who happens to be visiting that he does this, but rather for the dam itself. The action is so-so, but this guy is also an expert mountain climber so it allows the action to move outdoors and create some interesting situations. Overall, the film was something different and I would recommend it if you like action cinema from another source.


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