Black Rain

Synopsis: Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. In Japan, however, he manages to escape. As they try to track him down, they get deeper and deeper into the Japanese Mafia scene and they have to learn that they can only win by playing the game the Japanese way.
Director(s): Ridley Scott
Production: Paramount Home Video
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
125 min


Just relax.

Mind your business.

- Joe, call 911.

- Police!

- Hold it!

- Get out of the way!

Police! Get out of here!

Get the f*ck out of here.

The guy who came through here,

where did he go?

Get out!

Out! Get out!

- Nicky, where are you?

- Here!

You hear me?

Are you okay?

Up. I've got him...


Okay, nice and easy.

Come on.

You little f*ck.

You little shit!

Take him out of here.

Are you okay?

Japanese mob.

The victims are certainly yakuza.

What were the Jap mob

and the Mafia doing over lunch?

- Nobody knows nothing?

- Nobody knows dick.

- Is that the paper the box was in?

- Yeah.

The famous box.

I'm going downstairs

to give our little darling a talk.

He doesn't speak English and

he ain't talking too much Japanese.

- Who's this guy?

- Japanese Embassy.

- They want him first.

- My collar, my case.

I got two clean homicides in there.

I almost bought it.

If they want him, they can

have him... after 20 years to life.

- What's this?

- The State Department.

They talk to me, I talk to you.

Shit rolls downhill.

You and Vincent

are talking him back.

- This is bullshit!

- Don't start up again, Nick.

You already went off in their faces.

Take a breather, relax.

- Get a geisha. Do us both a favor.

- Give that to Internal Affairs.

They can water my plants.

I'll stand behind you 100%...

as long as you're right.

As long as you're right.

What is it costing the city

to send this asshole home?

It isn't worth the cost of the dirt

to bury him.

You know Ronan, right?

He's a good cop.

- Yeah, he's a good cop.

- He's a good cop.

He busts his ass 14 hours a day

and ends up in debt for life.

Now look at this asshole. The man

is wearing my house payments.

What Ronan did was wrong.

He just took something

off a dealer he locked up.

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Craig Bolotin

Craig Martin Bolotin is an American screenwriter and film director. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley where he studied philosophy and penned film reviews. He’s written and rewritten numerous screenplays (several unaccredited) for such directors as Ridley Scott and Francis Ford Coppola. After moving to Los Angeles, Bolotin wrote and directed the short film Sapphire Man starring Powers Boothe, which was selected to play at the Sundance Film Festival, and won the Special Gold Jury Award at the Houston International Film Festival. His screenwriting break came with his first uncredited rewrite for the critically acclaimed Desperately Seeking Susan, starring Rosanna Arquette and Madonna. The film was named one of the 10 best films of the year by The New York Times. Arquette was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a comedy. Shortly thereafter, Bolotin sold his first original screenplay, a comedy No Small Affair starring John Cryer. His next produced credit was Black Rain starring Michael Douglas and directed by Ridley Scott, which grossed over 140 million dollars. Bolotin then wrote the original screenplay Straight Talk, produced by Disney. He directed his first feature film for producer Arnon Milchan and Warner Brothers, That Night, starring Juliette Lewis. This was also the first feature film for actresses Eliza Dushku and Katherine Heigl. He then wrote and directed the original screenplay Light It Up with Forest Whittaker and Rosario Dawson, a story that shines a light on the plight of inner city school children. Bolotin wrote the script for The Longest Ride (2015), based on the novel of the same name for Fox 2000. He recently adapted Hilary Mantel's novel Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, which Michael Apted is attached to direct. more…

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