The boss of a major crime syndicate orders his lieutenant to bring a rogue gang of drug traffickers in line, a job that gets passed on to his long-suffering subordinate.

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Takeshi Kitano

Writer:

Takeshi Kitano (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Takeshi Kitano ... Ôtomo (as Beat Takeshi)
Kippei Shîna ... Mizuno
Ryô Kase ... Ishihara
Fumiyo Kohinata ... Kataoka
Sôichirô Kitamura Sôichirô Kitamura ... Kan'nai
Tadashi Sakata Tadashi Sakata ... Okazaki
Kenji Morinaga Kenji Morinaga ... Abe
Masaki Miura Masaki Miura ... Sannokai thug
Tokio Emoto ... Emoto
Jun'ichi Nitta Jun'ichi Nitta ... Sannokai thug
Toshiyuki Watarai Toshiyuki Watarai
Masashi Iwadera Masashi Iwadera
Yûjirô Komura Yûjirô Komura
Kenji Ohara Kenji Ohara ... Sannokai thug
Toshimichi Tasaki Toshimichi Tasaki
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Storyline

The plot concerns a struggle for power amongst Tokyo's Yakuza clans, today just as likely to be playing the stock market as shaking down pachinko parlors, over which the Sanmo-kai clan holds sway in the face of constant betrayal and ever-changing allegiances. The Sanmo-kai chairman learns that his henchman Ikemoto has struck an alliance with the drug-dealing Murase family, and is not best pleased, to say the least. The ensuing retaliation triggers an orgy of killings, territorial invasions and score settling while law enforcement officers are too corrupt to intervene. Written by Palm Springs Internation Film Festival

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Following a string of unconventional, commercially unappealing films, Takeshi Kitano engineered this film specifically as commercially appealing, going back to the genre which brought him the most success, and going as far as imagining the death scenes first and writing a story around them later. See more »

Goofs

At the bathhouse killing sequence, Ôtomo enters the steam room and sees four guys. However, the camera captures him killing three men and omits the fourth guy on the right corner, which never reappears in between shots during the shooting and also when the dead bodies appear in another sequence. See more »

Quotes

Ikemoto: H-h-hold on a minute...
[panting]
Ikemoto: I'll reverse the banishment.
Ôtomo: Huh?
Ikemoto: I'll reverse the banishment.
Ôtomo: You banish me, then you reverse it?
[explodes]
Ôtomo: How many fucking tongues do you have?
Ikemoto: Huh?
Ôtomo: Are you deaf? How many do you have?
[...]
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Followed by Beyond Outrage (2012) See more »

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Takeshi Kitano as a yakuza again
19 May 2013 | by dragokinSee all my reviews

I was surprised to run into Outrage in a fantasy-horror festival, yet there were several gore scenes that clearly qualified the movie for it.

Whether you like Takeshi Kitano or not, he sure is good in depicting the yakuza. In the long run this ability got him typecast and he tried to brake the mold in several movies between Brother (2000) and Outrage. For some reason he decided not to pursue his artistic ambition for a while and focus again on Japanese underworld. And this is in no way a step back.

The power struggle between the old boss and his right hand is exquisitely depicted. Without it Outrage would be just another crime thriller with extreme scenes of violence.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

12 June 2010 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Outrage See more »

Filming Locations:

Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,518, 4 December 2011

Gross USA:

$44,745

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,457,741
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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