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Violent Fire (2002)

Jitsuroku Andô Noboru kyôdô-den: Rekka (original title)
When his beloved boss is killed, a dangerous young gangster cuts a path of vengeance through the Japanese mafia.

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Takashi Miike
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Cast

Credited cast:
Riki Takeuchi ... Kunisada
Ryôsuke Miki Ryôsuke Miki
Ken'ichi Endô
Mika Katsumura Mika Katsumura
Shin'ichi Chiba ... (as Sonny Chiba)
Yûya Uchida Yûya Uchida
Tetsurô Tanba ... Sanada
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daijirô Harada Daijirô Harada
Renji Ishibashi
Shigeo Kobayashi Shigeo Kobayashi
Lily Lily ... Kunisada's Godmother
Kazuya Nakayama Kazuya Nakayama
Miho Nomoto
Masaru Shiga Masaru Shiga
Yûta Sone Yûta Sone
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After Kunisada's Yakuza leader and father figure is brutally murdered, he and his best friend go on a two-man mission to avenge his death, killing other Yakuza leaders leading to a final confrontation by the old man's killers. Written by Jin

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 September 2002 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Violent Fire See more »

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Toei Video Company See more »
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Takashi Miike cut this movie to the strains of the 1971 progressive rock album "Satori" by the Flower Traveling Band, which he learned of through costars Joe Yamanaka and Yûya Uchida, who were also the band's founding members. Miike found the album to be way ahead of its time and was delighted at how well and inconspicuously it cut into a movie made 30 years later. See more »

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Takashi Miike does it again!
3 July 2005 | by ele129See all my reviews

Like many people I was first turned onto the works of the great director Takashi Miike in the movie "Ichi the killer". After viewing that film I was instantly hooked to his take no prisoners style. Takashi Miike is a man that truly stretches the boundaries of violence and audacity into an art form. Several months later I was surprised to see "Deadly Outlaw Rekka" sitting on the shelves of my local Best Buy. Due to the rarity of Takashi Miike's films I bought it without hesitation, and I'm glad I did. Japanese film star Riki Takuechi (or as i like to call him, cool hair guy from "Dead or Alive") plays the roll of Kunisada, a grizzly yakuza hell bent on revenge for the death of his boss. As the story unfolds the audience becomes ensnared in webs of love, betrayal, sorrow, and revenge. Though lacking in the unbridled violence that originally drew me in to these kind of movies the gritty and often times zany style of Takashi Miike remains ever present. Overall "Deadly Outlaw Rekka" is a fantastic film that is a must have for fans of Takashi Miike or just really great action films and worthy addition to any movie collection!


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