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Drive (2002)

A salaryman is hijacked by bank robbers.

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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 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 Toshie Negishi ... Aunt of Kenichi Asakura
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A salaryman is hijacked by bank robbers.

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Country:

Japan

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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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Wild and imaginative! Sabu's best film!
14 December 2003 | by HarryWardenSee all my reviews

It's a shame that more people haven't seen Sabu's movies. He's one of the greatest filmmakers of our time. DANGAN RUNNER, UNLUCKY MONKEY, POSTMAN BLUES, MONDAY... all blistering, hyperactive chase films packed with unforgettable characters and originality.

DRIVE continues that tradition and is not only the best Sabu film yet, it's one of the greatest films made in the past 15 years. Forget 'Crouching Tiger.' Screw 'Hana-bi.' THIS film is the prime example of the heart, soul and imagination that makes Asian cinema so wonderful.

It's a story that hits the ground running and takes you on a wild ride that goes places you never suspect. No genre is left unexplored. No emotion left untouched.

Why is it that generic, self-indulgent, pretentious art-house dramas find their way Stateside, when inventive masterpieces like this go unnoticed?


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