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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 »

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Setsurô Wakamatsu

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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 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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Japanese

Release Date:

19 August 2000 (Japan) See more »

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Whiteout See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Takes bits and pieces from the best examples to fusion it to an explosive movie
1 June 2011 | by klusebaSee all my reviews

This movie is a very entertaining mixture of "Die Hard", "Cliffhanger", "The Fugitive" and "The great silence" with a little touch of Asian culture, a very emotional background and a couple of smart little twists in the ending.

Even though this movie copies from some of the mentioned originals and hasn't the usual uniqueness and creativity of the Asian cinema, this flick is high paced and entertaining as well as addicting from the beginning to the end so that it should please to any fan of action thrillers. I must admit that I prefer this professional and energetic Japanese movie to the endless follow ups of many of the more and more repetitive and faceless originals or trendy remakes. Even more conservative fans of solid suspense movies should adore this movie that takes some bits and pieces from the best examples to fusion it to an own explosive movie.

The three best elements of the movie are first of all the stunning Japanese winter landscapes, the great development of the credible main characters from a mourning coward to a responsible saviour and the high paced, surprising and in the end very emotional closing scenes.

If you happen to like the mentioned movies, make sure to check this one out as it is one of the best of its kind from the last decade and worth to be purchased.


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