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Goemon (2009)

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Based on a Japanese folk legend that echoes the tale of Robin Hood, this ninja thriller follows the exploits of Goemon Ishikawa (Yôsuke Eguchi), who leaves his fighting clan after its chief... See full summary »

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Kazuaki Kiriya

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Kazuaki Kiriya (original story), Kazuaki Kiriya (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yôsuke Eguchi ... Goemon Ishikawa
Takao Ohsawa ... Saizo Kirigakure
Ryôko Hirosue ... Chacha Asai
Jun Kaname ... Mitsunari Ishida
Gori Gori ... Sasuke Sarutobi
Mikijirô Hira ... Rikyu Sen
Masatô Ibu Masatô Ibu ... Ieyasu Tokugawa
Tetsuji Tamayama ... Matahachi
Hashinosuke Nakamura Hashinosuke Nakamura ... Nobunaga Oda
Eiji Okuda Eiji Okuda ... Hideyoshi Toyotomi
Hong Man Choi Hong Man Choi ... Gao (as Choi Hong Man)
Susumu Terajima Susumu Terajima ... Hanzo Hattori
Eriko Satô Eriko Satô ... Courtesan Yoshino
Erika Toda ... Courtesan Yukiri
Mayu Tsuruta Mayu Tsuruta ... Koheita's mother
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Storyline

Based on a Japanese folk legend that echoes the tale of Robin Hood, this ninja thriller follows the exploits of Goemon Ishikawa (Yôsuke Eguchi), who leaves his fighting clan after its chief is murdered and uses his skills as a thief to help the poor. But after learning the identity of his leader's killer - the traitorous Hideyoshi (Eiji Okuda) - Goemon sets out on a bloody path of vengeance, joined by his loyal friend, Saizo (Takao Ôsawa). Written by Anonymous

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Action | Drama | History

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 May 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Legend of Goemon See more »

Filming Locations:

Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan See more »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Rosa
Lyrics and composed by Yoshiki
Performed by Violet UK
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Absolutely Brilliant!!!!
23 December 2009 | by lixo-9See all my reviews

I watched this movie without any expectation, but I have to say, this is one of best movies I ever saw.

Japanese traditions and feelings, samurai history, epic battles and yes, a lot of lies with not so good special effects, but it really doesn't matter.

The movie starts a little slow, it has almost 130 minutes long, and could be resumed to 100 easily. But still a really, really GOOD movie. You must to see... Even if you don't like samurai or ninjas histories, this movie has so many other feelings, that you'll like it.

I really don't understand people talking badly about this movie.


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