Shinjuku Incident

Synopsis: In China, the poor worker Tietou repairs tractors and misses his sweetheart Xiu Xiu, back in Japan, she having never sent any news to her family or him. While illegally emigrating to Japan, Tietou loses his Chinese documents and so cannot return to his country. He is welcomed by his countrymen who lodge and work in Shinjuku where they also help him to find illegal work. While running from a police raid through the sewage system where Chinese are illegally working, Tietou saves Inspector Kitano from drowning in the dirty water. Later, after an incident with his cousin, Joe, and a Taiwan gang, Tietou saves the powerful Yakuza boss Toshinari Eguchi. He is the husband of Xiu Xiu, who is now called Yuko and are parents of a little daughter. The mobster offers a dirty job to Tietou; in retribution, he promises to deliver the quarter dominated by the Taiwan gang to him. Tietou becomes the boss of the Chinese illegal immigrants. But his peaceful methods make him unpopular and Tietou starts to
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Tung-Shing Yee
Production: Columbia Pictures
  1 win & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
119 min


What'd he say?

How would I know? Just run!

Hurry, run or we won't get away!

Leave that! Let's go!

Japan 90's.

This is the third boatload

of illegal immigrants. land in Wakasa Bay in 6 months.

Tokyo Shinjuku District.

I'll take you to a nice restaurant.

No, it's OK, maybe next time...

Come on, it's OK...

No... You're so rich and still you haggle...

Stop, don't run!

You can't escape.

Where do you think you're going? Oh no...

Let go, let me go!

Let go! Stop resisting!

Let me go!

Northeastern China.

Hey, little brother-in-law Hi.

Can I get through?


Don't fool me.

I'm not, it's frozen solid!

You little rascal.

Who's your brother-in-law? My sister hasn't

said yes to you yet!

Let's go, let's go...

Where are you running off to?

My tractor's been destroyed by you!

That's the one.

No way, just from this scar.

You can prove my wife is a Japanese orphan?

What do you know?

Those days, getting cowpox vaccination was a

big deal.

Only the Japanese children could afford such


You're great Auntie.

Just go along with it.

...and say they are your children.

Then they can claim to be descendants of

Japanese orphans.

And go to Japan legally.

Goodness, that's not possible.

It would be illegal Yes.

It can work!

It can work? Oh, no way.

Look, I can't have given birth to so many!

It's not like making buns you know!

Sure you can! Auntie Liu next door has 12!

Please auntie, say we are yours!

Let us have the chance to go!

Yes, give us a chance...


Are you romancing me, or that machine?

Come up.

Come up.

My aunt in Tokyo wants me to go over. Should


Will you come back?

Why wouldn't I?

You're worried I won't be

back? Can't bear to see me go?


If you don't want me to...

Follow your dream!

Once I make enough money, I'll be back.

Mail's here.

No need to look, nothing for you.

It's connected.


Jie, have you found her?

No, she has moved.

How can she just vanish?

That's the thing.

What about her aunt?

She died last month.

Died? How did she die?

We are at the scene of the shipwreck.

People of different nationalities are being

taken away by the police.

That's it, he must have been caught.

Another one, poor sod.

Jie, I've walked for two days.

Thank God, I thought you didn't make it.

Come on in.

Some tea, hurry.

Let me introduce you.

This is my brother from home, Steelhead.

This is Lao Gwei, Dai.

That's Auntie Hao and her daughter Mae.

Also just arrived. Now

helping us to clean and cook.

Hu and Fang.

I said slow down... Slower.

Don't choke.

God, he stinks.

When he's eaten, take him for a bath.

You have to hurry, we're closing soon.



I'm surprised they have

bathhouses here, just like home.

This is the old area, some houses don't even

have toilets.

Idiots! Shut up!

So sorry.

Japanese mobsters, stay away.

Why are there so many louts here?

Tokyo has really gone to the dogs.

That's right! Ain't that the truth!

Damn it, if they had balls come to China.

See if I don't chop him into pieces.

How is life?

Fine, just tiring.

She moved away.

After her aunt died.

I've looked everywhere.

You should give up.

We'll talk after you get some rest.

Come on, get up Coming.

Move faster, or you won't get work.


How've you been?

Same as before.

Is there any work?

I don't understand English.

Big brother... Wait.

Any work?

You're lucky, a foundation job.

Guaranteed a week, 6,000 yen a day.


Can my two buddies go with me?


But, 6 times 7 is 42,000

First, fork over commission of 4,200 each.

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