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Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no tobira (original title)
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A terrorist explosion releases a deadly virus on the masses, and it's up the bounty-hunting Bebop crew to catch the cold-blooded culprit.

Writers:

Keiko Nobumoto (screenplay), Hajime Yatate (based on the story by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kôichi Yamadera ... Spike Spiegel (voice)
Unshô Ishizuka ... Jet Black (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Faye Valentine (voice)
Aoi Tada Aoi Tada ... Edward Wong (voice)
Yûsaku Yara ... Hoffman (voice)
Kazuhiko Inoue ... Shadkins (voice)
Jûrôta Kosugi Jûrôta Kosugi ... Harris (voice)
Kinryû Arimoto Kinryû Arimoto ... Captain (voice)
Hidekatsu Shibata Hidekatsu Shibata ... Colonel (voice)
Yûji Ueda ... Lee (voice)
Nobuo Tobita ... Murata (voice)
Rikiya Koyama ... Steve (voice)
Ai Kobayashi Ai Kobayashi ... Elektra Ovirowa (voice)
Jin Hirao Jin Hirao ... Antonio (voice)
Toshihiko Nakajima Toshihiko Nakajima ... Carlos (voice)
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Storyline

The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued a 300 million woo-long reward, the largest bounty in history, for the capture of whoever is behind it. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop; Spike, Faye, Jet and Ed, take the case with hopes of cashing in the bounty. However, the mystery surrounding the man responsible, Vincent, goes deeper than they ever imagined, and they aren't the only ones hunting him. The original creators of the virus have dispatched Electra to deal with Vincent and take out anyone who may stumble on the truth behind him. As the hunt for the man with no past and no future continues to escalate, they begin to question what about the world is reality and what is a dream as the line between sanity and insanity becomes more apparent. Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

Among the 'antique' planes seen in the movie are the Supermarine Spitfire, Fokker Dr.I Dreidecker, Faerie Swordfish, P-38 Lightning, F-84 Thunderjet, TBF Avenger, F/A-18 Hornet, and the A6M5 Zero. See more »

Goofs

When Spike chases the Moroccan out of the shop, and is searching for him in the crowd, his jacket jumps about between shots. See more »

Quotes

Spike: It's just that he was all alone. Always by himself. Never anyone to share the game. A man who lived in dreams, that's who he was.
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Crazy Credits

As the credits roll we see Aruba City during the rain and several of the characters from the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the American theatrical release prints, a Samuel Goldwyn logo was displayed after the Destination Films logo in the beginning of the film. The logo is missing from subsequent DVD and television versions seen in the US. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Gotta Knock a Little Harder
Words by Tim Jensen
Vocals by Mai Yamane
Music Composed by Yôko Kanno
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User Reviews

 
If Tarantino did an animated feature, this would be it
10 March 2004 | by s14racerguySee all my reviews

This movie combines style, gunplay, a compelling story, deep characters, detailed visuals, and a wonderful jazz score. A+

To be fair though, you must be at least a little familliar with the series to fully appreciate this movie. The series itself is a masterpiece; in my opinion one of the greatest television series of all time. The dub is a cut above most imported anime. Dialogue is often underapreciated in an animated series, so dubbing companies will be indiscreet with selecting voice actors. Bebop's dub, however, is very close to the original script and the voice acting is quite impressive. None of the jokes or subtleties were lost in the translation.


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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

16 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heavens Door See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$234,429, 6 April 2003

Gross USA:

$1,000,045

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,007,903
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1.85 : 1
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