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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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Cast

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 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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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This is Noah Hathaway's first role in a full length film since 1994. See more »

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Right after the car crash, Crow states his arm is broken, yet he's able to catch his glasses with it when they fall off. 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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Connections

References ¡Three Amigos! (1986) See more »

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Diamonds Are Forever
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Don Black
Performed by Shirley Bassey
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Reminiscant of old school Tarantino, only better.
22 December 2012 | by malbaneseSee all my reviews

It's been a while since a film has held my attention span, when trying to imitate the likes of Tarantino or Rodriguez. Come to think of it, seldom has a film come along (Way of The Gun being the standout exception) with such cliché's and unoriginality, yet has pulled it off as a stand alone great film. Tony Todd produces the film and holds his own in a terrific performance as the head of a failed crime group looking for their lost diamonds, however the film is stolen by Mark Hamill's performance as a violent sociopath (and psychopath). A completely different role and a welcome one (shame it wasn't earlier in his career as I feel he may have been a bigger hitter with performances like this under his belt). The film is centered around a Sushi Girl who is the serving platter for an array of delicious sushi prepared for ex con Fish who has just been released from prison. As the story unfolds, the plot thickens (predictably) but holds the attention span as the performance from everyone is top notch. Beautiful cinematography and direction make this a perfect Saturday night warmer. Although there are no real surprises, the film carries you through the violent turbulence (a scene with a sock and a sake bottle made me wince a little)quite well and delivering what you would expect from a film like this. I left this feeling pleasantly full and glad I sat through what I expected to be another Tarantino ripoff. Instead I got a surprising and refreshing take on the genre (actually better than most Tarantino films). Worth the price of admission, the rental fee or the bandwidth on your download.


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