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A Colt Is My Passport (1967)

Koruto wa ore no pasupooto (original title)
A hit man is hired to kill a mob boss. After the deed is done, he and his driver are wanted dead by rival gangs who joined forces.

Director:

Takashi Nomura

Writers:

Shinji Fujiwara (novel), Hideichi Nagahara (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jô Shishido ... Shûji Kamimura (as Joe Shishido)
Jerry Fujio Jerry Fujio ... Shun Shiozaki
Chitose Kobayashi Chitose Kobayashi ... Mina
Ryôtarô Sugi Ryôtarô Sugi ... Successor to Shimazu
Kanjûrô Arashi Kanjûrô Arashi ... Shimazu
Shôki Fukae Shôki Fukae ... Funaki
Eimei Esumi Eimei Esumi ... Senzaki
Jun Hongô Jun Hongô ... Kaneko
Akio Miyabe Akio Miyabe ... Miyoshi
Toyoko Takechi Toyoko Takechi ... Otatsu
Takamaru Sasaki Takamaru Sasaki ... Otawara
Asao Uchida Asao Uchida ... Tsugawa
Zekô Nakamura Zekô Nakamura ... Apartment receptionist
Kôjirô Kusanagi ... Hit man
Zenji Yamada Zenji Yamada ... Barge captain
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The melancholy, homely Kamimura is a hit man who takes a job to kill a mob boss who's gotten greedy. The rival gang lord who hires Kamimura and his driver Shun pays them and sets them up in a hotel for a night while arranging safe passage on a ship. The son of the dead man comes to his rival and offers a partnership and cash in exchange for Kamimura's death. The boss considers his choice: morals or money? A maid at the hotel tries to aid the escape of Kamimura and Shun. As the two gangs close in, Kamimura chooses honor. Will his stoicism be his shroud? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Fantastic Japanese Action Noir
10 July 2016 | by loader898See all my reviews

CHIPMUNK. The lead actor looks like a chipmunk. It needs too be said because that's all you see initially. Apparently it was a result of cheek surgery.

Once you get past that this movie is a little treat. A Noir/Yakuza/Spaghetti Western mash-up that actually works.

Like "The Killers" we are in the company of a two-man hit team. With a tricked-out car complete with a massive two-way radio they are much in demand from the Yakuza. Then the job goes wrong and it's time to get out of town. However there's a gal at the motel who complicates matters.

The music is a combination of cool jazz (which could be in a contemporary Caine movie ) and a touch of the Morricones for the cowboy-like action sequences. It shouldn't work but it is really effective.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

4 February 1967 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Colt Is My Passport See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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