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Director/Writer/Editor:Takeshi Kitano
Director of Photography:Katsumi Yanagishima
Music:Jo Hasaishi
Producers:Masayuki Mori, Hisao Nabeshima and Takeo Yoshida
Miramax/Rolling Thunder; R; 94 minutes
Cast:Takeshi Kitano, Aya Kokumai, Tetsu Watanabe, Masanobu Katsumura, Susumu Terashima, Ren Ohsugi, Tonbo Zushi, Kenichi Yajima and Eiji Minakata

Kitano's electrifying story of Japanese yakuza brothers breaks the rules of gangster flicks by mixing humor and tenderness with blood and guts. A yakuza chief named Murakawa (Kitano) is sent to protect a family in Okinawa, but the mission turns out to be a setup by rival gang members who are out to have him killed. Murakawa and his gangster comrades hide out and are caught unprepared for the final showdown.

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