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The fate of the world is threatened by seemingly monstrous entities known as Angels. NERV is an organisation set up to counter this threat and it is up to young pilots to protect Earth but exactly what are the real motives behind NERV?
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
In the opening credits, some fans believe the three US dubbing actors for Cowboy Bebop are shown in animation. The man in headphones singing the line "What's up" is said to be Beau Billingslea, the English voice of Jet Black; the woman in dark top drinking soda on the song line "sweet cakes" is apparently Wendee Lee, the English voice of Faye Valentine; on the line "anyway", the man in sunglasses taking a karate pose is reportedly Steve Blum, the English voice of Spike Spiegel. However, there does not seem to be any verification from the staff, and the film's animation was in fact completed before Bebop had gained much of a following outside of Japan. See more »
Numerous grammatical and spelling errors on computer screens (this was a loose translation by the Japanese crew). See more »
[Spike picks up military jets pursuing him on the Swordfish's radar]
Oh, great. A bored little army.
[the jets begin to fire]
Listen, I don't have time to screw around with you guys!
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After the closing credits we are taken back to the Bebop living room. Spike naps on the couch. Spike: He was just all alone. He couldn't enjoy a game with anyone else. Like living in a dream... That's the kind of man he was... He spots a butterfly in the air and grabs it. He opens his hand. Nothing is there. TEXT: ARE YOU LIVING IN THE REAL WORLD? See more »
When the movie played in Japanese theaters, some minor visual elements were missing like the McDonalds-parody advertisement above the subway entrance Ed and Ein are entering for example. Also, the ending credits scrolled over a black screen. The missing elements and the animation during the ending credits were added for the Japanese home video release and for international release. See more »
I have to disagree with anyone who says that Knockin' on Heavens Door (Tengoku no tobira) is a throw-away movie version of a popular anime series.
I have seen this movie and I loved it. The plot is involving and keeps the viewer involved in the story.
The aspect of Vincent being the one who is searching for a way to see if he is really dreaming or awake is a nice twist from it just being Spike who wonders the question. The soundtrack fits well with the action in the movie and heightens the action and suspense.
The scenery is dynamic and the characters, the main cast as well as the new additions, carry the weight (yes, yes, I know they're not real) of the movie and the script which is well written and very Bebopish.
This movie is a perfect addition to the Cowboy Bebop series and is definitely not a throw-away.
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