Synopsis: A Japanese Yakuza gangster is exiled to the United States. Takeshi settles in Los Angeles where his younger, half brother lives and finds that although the turf is new, the rules are still the same as they try to take over the local drug trade.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Takeshi Kitano
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

If you like, you can be

equal brothers with Yamamoto.

That's bullshit.

I'd stake my life for Aniki.

What are you talking about, a**hole?

A line from a gangster movie.

Oh, yeah?

Let's see if you mean it.

Lend me your gun.

Go ahead. Stake your life.

I count on you, "uncle."


I'm all yours.


Kill them.

The boss says we don't need you.

What is this bullshit?

You need me!

You wanna f***in' expand, you need me.

I'm the man.

You know how many people I killed?

I got a long list of bodies.

You f***in'Japs cross me...

you'll be on that

long list of dead...


Come upstairs.

- You did it this time, boy.

- How's your friend feel?

You want some

Come and get some

Where you from?

Take care now.

Who are they?

Crooked cops.

They're on the take.

Get out of here.

Shirase, aren't you overdoing it?

For Brother Kato's sake,

we have to make this family bigger.

I'm going all the way.

Don't smoke that thing

in front of me!

Sory, sir.

He's in a bad mood.

What happened?

What's this dirty bag?

Shut up. Go home.

There's a letter for Mr. Kato.

It's from Mr. Harada in Tokyo.

I'll take it.

How are you doing?

How's Brother Yamamoto?

I've had troubles...

but I have my own family now.

I owe it all to him that

I've come this far as an outsider.

That's some finger

you had made.

With that on, you won't

be thrown out of golf clubs.

Excuse me, sir.

Mr. Harada and my boss

sure are prosperous.

Being an outsider,

it wasn't easy.

Because of your efforts...

we've grown bigger.

Keep up the good work...

and no rivaly.

Yes, sir.

But, Boss.

Since there's

an outsider among us...

it's hard to tell

what he's hiding inside him.


are you talking about me?

Do you want to take a look

at what's in my stomach?

Bring me a knife!

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Takeshi Kitano

Takeshi Kitano (北野 武, Kitano Takeshi, born 18 January 1947) is a Japanese comedian, television personality, director, actor, author, and screenwriter. While he is known primarily as a comedian and TV host in his native Japan, abroad he is known almost entirely for his filmwork. With the exception of his works as a film director, he is known almost exclusively by the stage name Beat Takeshi (ビートたけし, Bīto Takeshi). Kitano rose to prominence in the 1970s as one half of the comedy duo Two Beat, before going solo and becoming one of the three biggest comedians in the country. After several small acting roles, he made his directorial debut with 1989's Violent Cop and garnered international acclaim for Sonatine (1993). But he was not accepted as a director in Japan until Hana-bi won the Golden Lion in 1997. In October 2017, Kitano's completed his Outrage crime trilogy with the release of Outrage Coda.He has received critical acclaim for his idiosyncratic cinematic work, winning numerous awards with Japanese film critic Nagaharu Yodogawa having once dubbed him "the true successor" to influential filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. Many of Kitano's films are dramas about yakuza gangsters or the police. Described by critics as using an acting style that is highly deadpan or a camera style that approaches near-stasis, Kitano often uses long takes where little appears to be happening, or editing that cuts immediately to the aftermath of an event. Many of his films express a bleak worldview, but are also filled with humor and affection for their characters. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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