Akira

Synopsis: Kaneda is a bike gang leader whose close friend Tetsuo gets involved in a government secret project known as Akira. On his way to save Tetsuo, Kaneda runs into a group of anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader. The confrontation sparks off Tetsuo's supernatural power leading to bloody death, a coup attempt and the final battle in Tokyo Olympiad where Akira's secrets were buried 30 years ago.
Director(s): Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Production: Streamline Pictures
  1 win.
 
IMDB:
8.1
Rotten Tomatoes:
87%
R
Year:
1988
124 min
3,403 Views


Groups of unemployed workers, who have

grown in number due to the tax reforms...

... enacted by the former Prime Minister,

are rioting all across the country.

And with the confusion among members of

Parliament sparked by the comments of...

... Finance Minister Takanashi

during a recent Parliament inquiry,

there seems to be no compromise in sight

between the government and opposition.

Hey. What'll it be?

Give me three peanuts.

Let's see here...

We've herded those Clown

bastards onto Route 5.

Damn it, don't scare me like that!

Open the damn door quietly!

You wouldn't be so jumpy if you

didn't have something to hide!

Try selling some normal

drinks sometime, huh?

How about buying something for once?!

This ain't a hangout!

And drink that dog piss you sell?!

Twin ceramic rotor

drives on each wheel...

And these are... Computer

controlled anti-lock brakes...

You wanna ride it, Tetsuo?

All right, let's go!

That bike's been customized just for me.

It's too wild. You couldn't handle it.

I don't see how you can ride

something like that, man.

I could!

If you want one so bad,

steal a big one for yourself.

Unbelievable.

School kids these days...

Wait! Hey, waiter!

They ran into the alley! After 'em!

This isn't a game, you idiot!

Shit!

That's...

This is car 375.

We've got reports of biker gangs fighting

near the intersection of Highway 14 south!

Request immediate assistance!

Car 375, en route to the scene!

It's the cops! What should we do?

Damn, and my motor coils

were just getting warmed up...

Bastards...

Let's go, Tetsuo!

Right!

Damn!

A skirmish has broken out

between student protesters...

... and riot police assigned as security.

There appear to be some casualties.

Furthermore...

What the?

What the hell's going on?!

Move it, jerk!

I'm in a hurry!

What was that?!

Call the police!

Repeal the tax reforms!

This area is off-limits!

Go back! It's dangerous!

Something's strange here...

Let me through!

I'm sorry, let me through!

What's the big idea?

Look! Blood!

Who are they?

- Excuse me.

- Hey! Don't push!

Excuse me.

Hey! Watch it, jerk!

Pardon me. I'm sorry.

Ryu!

Hey! He ran away!

He's got a gun!

Fire!

Hold your fire!

There's a kid with him!

Run...

Hurry...

Go to Ryu...

Ryu will help you now...

Hurry... Get out of here...

Kei!

What are you doing? Hurry!

He vanished!

He's to the west.

The west? He's in

the old city, then.

Eat this!

Tetsuo!

Ryu! Ryu, where are you?

Kei!

No, that's!

How you like that?!

Well? Who is it?

It's not him!

It's not Tetsuo!

Okay! Let's go!

You little...

What did you do?

Tetsuo!

Hang on! Hey!

Huh? What did you say?

That kid...

He's hurt bad!

Hey! Wait!

We gotta get him to a hospital!

- He needs an ambulance!

- We can't move him!

W-What the hell?!

There's no escape.

We've come for you.

We can't survive on the outside.

Come on, let's go home.

It's the army!

Those are army helicopters!

Move out!

Down on your stomachs!

Spread your arms and legs!

Um... We're just, uh...

Down on your stomachs!

Spread your arms and legs!

Ow... Damn it, that hurts!

Kai!

Hey!

Sir?

Who are they?

They seem to be an

ordinary bike gang, sir.

We're going back.

Ow! Hey, wait a minute!

My arms don't bend that way, damn it!

Load the wounded onto the helicopter!

Tetsuo!

Wait! Where are you taking him?

Kaneda!

What the hell?

We didn't do anything!

He's heavy!

So you and your friends went out at night

on your bikes to visit your dying mother,

and a group of hooligans called the

Clowns picked a fight with you.

They hurt your friend,

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