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Sushi Girl (2012)

Upon his release from prison, Fish is brought to an abandoned restaurant by his old associate, Duke, to celebrate his newfound freedom. However, there's unfinished business that Duke is determined to solve.

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Kern Saxton
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Neal Fischer Neal Fischer ... Detective John N. Davenport
Cortney Palm ... Sushi Girl
Tony Todd ... Duke
Noah Hathaway ... Fish
Shin'ichi Chiba ... Sushi Chef (as Sonny Chiba)
Suren M. Seron ... Correctional Clerk
Rachel Federoff ... Female Voice on Phone
Mike M. Quick Mike M. Quick ... Correctional Officer
David Reynolds David Reynolds ... Henchman
Mark Hamill ... Crow
Andy Mackenzie ... Max
James Duval ... Francis
David Dastmalchian ... Nelson
Jeff Fahey ... Morris
Michael Biehn ... Mike
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Fish has spent six years in jail. Six years alone. Six years keeping his mouth shut about the robbery, about the other men involved. The night he is released, the four men he protected with silence celebrate his freedom with a congratulatory dinner. The meal is a lavish array of sushi, served off the naked body of a beautiful young woman. The sushi girl seems catatonic, trained to ignore everything in the room, even if things become dangerous. Sure enough, the four unwieldy thieves can't help but open old wounds in an attempt to find their missing loot. Written by Kern Saxton

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Revenge is a dish best served raw.


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Rated R for strong bloody violence, torture, language, nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dziewczyna z sushi See more »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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A lot of this film was shot in sequence. See more »

Goofs

Duke says that hundreds die in Japan each year from eating Fugu. Only around 35-40 people are treated each year for Fugu poisoning with an average mortality level of 3-4 deaths each year (statistics from 1996-2015). See more »

Quotes

Sushi Chef: Remember you are a tray. You must not move. You must not make eye contact. You must not react. No matter what you see... or hear.
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References The Conversation (1974) See more »

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Walk On By
Music by Burt Bacharach
Lyrics by Hal David
Performed by Isaac Hayes
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Come sashimi sometime
1 July 2013 | by Quebec_DragonSee all my reviews

It's what I would call a high-concept movie on a silly premise. You have a handful of criminals talking and eating sushi placed all over a beautiful naked woman in the back room of an abandoned Asian restaurant. Of course, not all of them are there by choice, so secrets and double crosses are to be expected. I found the movie engrossing despite its limited setting. It didn't feel claustrophobic, but it was conducive to tension. This closed room dramatic suspense was offset by flashbacks to a heist gone wrong 6 years ago. The way it was filmed and edited didn't make it feel boring or like a play either. The torture scenes seemed particularly brutal and effective to me, and I consider myself a jaded viewer. Praise to the person who did one particular makeup involving a face. I enjoyed the different personalities of the 5 main characters and their more or less revealed pasts.

Most people praised Mark Hamill's acting (Luke Skywalker), but I found him an annoying, affected gay caricature, until later on where he channelled his inner Joker and became more sinister. Your own appreciation might vary. On the other hand, Tony Todd's(Candyman) was impressive and he just emanated quiet foreboding menace. When he talks about his past to the guy tied up, he's just so good, it's like he brings himself to tears by himself. The sushi girl herself is basically a pretty accessory except for the start and ending where some acting chops are shown. I liked the story and I liked the twists that I didn't see coming. It has a definite Tarantino vibe back when he was better.

Rating: 7 out of 10 (very good)


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