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Hard Luck Hero (2003)

The story of three pairs of characters involved one way or the other with the yakuza and a rigged boxing match and fleeing the thugs one way or the other. Filmed as a showcase of the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Hiroshi Nagano Hiroshi Nagano ... Kenta Kishimoto
Yoshihiko Inohara Yoshihiko Inohara ... Naoto Ishii
Gô Morita Gô Morita ... Kenji Fujita
Ken Miyake Ken Miyake ... Yuji Fujita
Jun'ichi Okada Jun'ichi Okada ... Takashi Asai
Sansei Shiomi Sansei Shiomi ... Tetsuo Mishima
Susumu Terajima Susumu Terajima ... Shingo Shibata
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masayuki Sakamoto Masayuki Sakamoto ... Tadashi Ikeyama
Keiko Yokomachi Keiko Yokomachi
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The story of three pairs of characters involved one way or the other with the yakuza and a rigged boxing match and fleeing the thugs one way or the other. Filmed as a showcase of the Japanese boy band V6 (to be followed by another by the director), Hard Luck Hero has food, drink, cars, kickboxing, debt, shooting, theft, blackmail and music. Written by aghaemi

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

3 October 2003 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Pechowy bohater See more »

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1.85 : 1
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If you like Sabu, you know what this is like, if you've never seen Sabu this is a good jumping in point...
13 July 2005 | by gohmifuneSee all my reviews

Not an unaccessible movie. Sabu's films tend to come off as flashy and stylistic, and I mean, they are, they are unique to himself, so Sabu is very much a required taste. running at about 80 minutes this isn't his best, but it is still a solid effort.

Sabu films tend to start off with one character/ storyline, and eventually filter in others, you won't find much character development, but just enough to get interested and find each person discernible.

The humor itself is spot on, as is the editing and cinematography. There really isn't much to say without spoiling the movie, or even spoiling of discovering the joy of Sabu's works in general. He's a solid director, and for what it is, he just created a minor masterpiece.


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