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

- What's happening?

- Nick, we've got a young punk here.

- Nice bike. Fast, huh?

- Yeah.

- You want to bet?

- Ain't you got nothing better to do?

I say $50 on Nick.

- What do you say?

- Yeah, sure.

I'll take your social security.

You're a real f***ing whacko,

you know that, pal?

Nicky, it's me.

The school called again.

We're three months behind.

I told them we'd send a cheque.

I'm taking the kids

to Mom's on Saturday.

Good luck today. Bye.

Nick Conklin? Barney Adell, attorney.

Do yourself a favor,

wear a jacket and tie today.

How are you, pal?

Patrick has been

calling Sister Elizabeth names.

- I called her an ugly goose.

- That's not so bad.

Give this money to Mommy.

I'll see you in two days.

Have a good day at school.

All right, hang on tight.

I hope somebody is paying you

to wear that suit.

Come on, get on. I don't want

anybody to see you like that.

- New shoes, $85 a pop.

- I hope you're wearing socks.

Ladies of the 80's

are going for shoes.

They say it's the second place

they're looking.

I heard that an Internal Affairs

review isn't all that bad.

- I'll let you know when it's over.

- Show up in uniform, with your medals.

I'm serious. You've got

commendations up the yin yang.

- Vincent, let's go.

- Yeah, hold on to your dick.

- Meet me at Scalari's for lunch.

- We'll see how it goes.

If you don't show up,

you're going to be in real trouble.

- You watch your tail.

- Yeah.

You'll walk. Just tell the truth.

Run your mouth, they'll screw you.

- I've got nothing to hide.

- I hope not, for my sake.

- Hi Nick, good luck.

- Thanks.

- How's your lawyer?

- I hardly know him.

If these people get their way,

you'll get to know him real well.

You'll be sending his kids

through college.

- That's an impressive record.

- A regular hero.

- Tell me about Monte Ronan.

- Good cop.

He's the kind of guy you want

around when the sh*t goes down.

- That's what you think.

- Yeah.

- He's dirt.

- Yeah? Have you worked the streets?

We've got 30 homicides a week.

- Tell us about Patrick Donleavy.

- My client knows of no malfeasance.

Your unit arrested three suspects.

Cash was logged in at $65,000

and change.

We have reason to believe

there was over $73,000.

- Our sources say...

- Just listen to the cops.

It depends on the cops. Some

heroes think the rules don't apply.

I try to do my job.

It ain't easy, but I'm clean.

You have two kids in school.

House payments.

Alimony and an apartment.

I admire your thrift.

- Well, life's a b*tch.

- You're out at least 1,000 a month.

If you want to charge me, charge me.

If not, go back to your office.

We'll charge you.

We can always get to a dirty cop.

You want dirt, go to City Hall.

Don't come here busting my ass!

- Suits!

- Are you okay?

How are the girls in Japan?

What is the most important control

exercised by a sergeant?

- A, cost control?

- B, manpower control.

What are we going for here,

sergeant or the supreme court?

How are you doing, Joe?

Give me a Scotch.

- That bad?

- I can't take any more of this sh*t.

He's going to be drinking his lunch.

To the Internal Affairs Division:

F*** 'em!

You ought to think about that. It's

a fast way to get to headquarters.

- You never know.

- That's right.

- Did you see Abolafia?

- I saw him.

- I hear he's importing Subarus.

- Wise guys have got to eat, too.

Lunching with the mob. Intelligence

has probably got this place wired.

Just talk into my left titty.

Look out!

What's going on?

- Don't even think about it.

- It's done, babe.

What did you say?

Sit down.


Just relax.

Mind your business.

- Joe, call 911.

- Police!

- Hold it!

- Get out of the way!

Police! Get out of here!

Get the f*** 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***.

You little sh*t!

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.

Sh*t 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 a**hole 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 a**hole. The man

is wearing my house payments.

What Ronan did was wrong.

He just took something

off a dealer he locked up.

You wait till you get a family.

The man was just trying to get by.

What the f*** are you looking at?

- What happened?

- I don't know.

He bit his lip or something.

Seat belt tight, babe?

We've got the local heat.

I think you are looking for us.

Detective Conklin from New York.

Welcome to Japan.

I am Inspector Nashida.

This is my partner,

Detective Vincent.

Do you have some paperwork for us?

Would you sign here

and here, please?

Key, please.

Thank you.

Come on, Nicky.

Off duty! I'll be in and out of geishas

like a Time's Square pickpocket.

Remember ladies, if you get bored,

Hotel Meiji.

I am Inspector Yamato,

Osaka Police.

They were dressed as officers.

It was in Japanese.

All right?

They were wearing uniforms.

They had the paperwork.

Definite maybes

and definite don't knows.

It ain't a lot of fun over here.

I went by the book.

There's no way to verify the ID.

- Maybe, I don't know.

- Nine definite maybes.

- Could I score some coffee?

- Coffee? One?

The paperwork is in Japanese.

I can't do a strip search.

I've been here two hours.

How much more time?

He does that one more time,

I'll cut it off.

Unbelievable, identical strangers.

This is still an NYPD collar, right?

- Noodles? Don't hurt yourself.

- I'll salvage the situation.

What the hell

is that supposed to mean?

Tell the IAD suits to kiss my ass.

Enough of this bullshit.

Are we on?

Nicky, game time.

We're on, Captain.

I'll call you later.

- What did Oliver have to say?

- You don't want to know.

- Are you going to be nice?

- I'll be nice.

I just hope one of these Nips

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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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