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Drive (2002)

A salaryman is hijacked by bank robbers.

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SABU (as Sabu)

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SABU (as Sabu)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shin'ichi Tsutsumi ... Asakura Kenichi
Ren Osugi ... Nishi Goro (as Ren Ôsugi)
Ko Shibasaki ... Sakai Sumire (as Kô Shibasaki)
Masanobu Andô ... Kodama Makato
Toshio Kakei
Susumu Terajima Susumu Terajima ... Arai Jyoun
Yasuko Matsuyuki ... Female singer in the punk band
Kanji Tsuda Kanji Tsuda
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keisuke Horibe
Akemi Kobayashi Akemi Kobayashi
Akaji Maro ... Lord Kobari, ghost warrior
Suzuki Matsuo Suzuki Matsuo
Yutaka Matsushige ... Doctor
Kumi Nakamura Kumi Nakamura
Toshie Negishi ... Aunt of Kenichi Asakura
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A salaryman is hijacked by bank robbers.

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

24 August 2002 (Japan) See more »

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Arai Jyoun: Live in faith, you bastards! Wake up to wisdom and compassion, you motherfuckers!
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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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First Sabu Film
5 February 2017 | by pdmc-23460See all my reviews

friend suggested I watch Drive (2002) directed by Sabu and made references to Quentin Tarantino. I can see some similarities in violence and humor, as well as the episodic nature of this film calls to mind Pulp Fiction. This film about a salaryman office worker (Shinichi Tsutsumi gives a impressive performance) getting his car hijacked by bank robbers is a bit over the top withe the humor and has many fantastical elements that make it original but far from the more grounded in reality of Tarantino. I guess I found those fantastical elements necessary and distracting. However, there were enough positive elements in the film to interest me in seeing more films by Sabu.


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