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Manhunt (2017)

Zhui bu (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 4 May 2018 (USA)
Accused of heinous crimes he didn't commit, a prosecutor sets out on a mission to clear his name.


John Woo


Jukô Nishimura (book), John Woo




Credited cast:
Hanyu Zhang ... Du Qiu
Masaharu Fukuyama ... Yamura
Stephy Qi ... (as Wei Qi)
Ji-Won Ha ... Rain
Jun Kunimura ... Yoshihiro Sakai
Angeles Woo ... Dawn
Naoto Takenaka ... Mamoru Ito
Yasuaki Kurata ... Hideo Sakaguchi
Takumi Saitoh ... Kidnapper (as Takumi Saitô)
Nanami Sakuraba ... Rika Hyakuta
Hiroyuki Ikeuchi ... Hiroshi Sakai
Tao Okamoto ... Kiko Tanaka
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Niclas Ericsson ... Aether Fund Rep
Charles Glover ... Aether CEO
Kohji Katoh ... Yakuza


Accused of heinous crimes he didn't commit, a prosecutor sets out on a mission to clear his name.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

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Action | Crime | Thriller


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The mainland China distributor thought the version shown at the Venice Film Festival by John Woo himself was a huge mess and unwatchable, so the film got a completely re-cut from the original source materials when shown in mainland China. See more »


Du Qiu: I don't want to die here with you.
Yamura: Neither do I.
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Remake of Manhunt (1976) See more »

User Reviews

A lukewarm and predictable manhunt at best...
7 June 2018 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

This Japanese and Chinese collaboration of a John Woo directed movie turned out to be one of the least interesting of John Woo's career. And here I am only thinking about his work in Asian cinema.

The story portrayed in this movie was straightforward, but it was so straightforward that it offered no surprises, no twists, no nothing. So you just basically sit back in the seat and strap yourself in for the ride. Except you need not worry about the straps, because the ride here was plain and downright boring.

The action sequences were adequate, although hardly outstanding in comparison to many other Asian movies.

It was gutwretching to listen to the dialogue performed in English, because it was abysmally poorly delivered.

This movie came and went without leaving any lasting impression. Heck, it hardly even left a dent.

I love Asian movies, but this movie is not one that I ever plan to return to watch a second time.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]


China | Hong Kong


Mandarin | Japanese | English

Release Date:

4 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Manhunt See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan See more »


Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS-X)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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