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Like a Dragon (2007)

Ryû ga gotoku: Gekijô-ban (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 23 February 2010 (USA)
Cult Japanese director Takashi Miike draws inspiration from the popular Playstation 2 title Yakuza for this unhinged tale of underworld violence in Tokyo starring Goro Kishitani and Kazuki ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kazuki Kitamura ... Kazuma Kiryu
Gorô Kishitani ... Goro Majima
Shun Shioya Shun Shioya ... Satoru
Saeko ... Yui
Haruhiko Katô Haruhiko Katô ... Kazuki
Saki Takaoka ... Yumi Sawamura / Mizuki Sawamura
Shô Aikawa ... Noguchi
Yoo Gong ... Park
Yutaka Matsushige ... Makoto Date
Claude Maki Claude Maki ... Akira Nishikiyama
Yoshiyoshi Arakawa Yoshiyoshi Arakawa ... Gun Seller
Ken'ichi Endô ... Imanishi
Sansei Shiomi Sansei Shiomi ... Shintaro Kazama
Tomorô Taguchi ... Barber Owner
Toshihiro Nagoshi Toshihiro Nagoshi ... Jingu / Mister N
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Cult Japanese director Takashi Miike draws inspiration from the popular Playstation 2 title Yakuza for this unhinged tale of underworld violence in Tokyo starring Goro Kishitani and Kazuki Kitamura. It's summertime in Tokyo, and as the temperature rises, two undercover cops stake out a high-profile bank robbery while complaining about the air conditioning. When the masked gunmen make their way into the vault only to find that the Tojo gang's ten-million-yen deposit has mysteriously vanished, an already complicated situation gradually starts to spiral out of control. Meanwhile, in another part of town, psychotic yakuza Goro Majima (Kishitani) strikes out on his own to pay a visit to rival gang leader Kazuma Kiryu (Kitamura) and track down the missing mother of adorable youngster Haruka (Natsuo). It seems that Haruka's mother has some valuable information, and Majima is determined to find her at any cost. Now, as Majima makes his way through the neon-lit streets of Tokyo, Satoru (Shun ...

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Miike's absolute worst movie
24 May 2020 | by dravidzSee all my reviews

Terrible confusing plot just like the game mind you, but what makes this movie bad for Miike standards is the total lack of violence and humor. It's very slow paced, and an extremely boring altogether movie. Kitamura is a brilliant actor but sadly this is probably his worst so far.


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Official Sites:

Toei [Japan]

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Japan | South Korea

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Japanese | Korean

Release Date:

23 February 2010 (USA) See more »

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Yakuza: Like a Dragon See more »

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$5,215,613
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