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Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1992) Movie Information

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Shinya Tsukamoto


Tomorowo Taguchi
Kei Fujiwara
Nobu Kanaoka
Renji Ishibashi
Naomasa Musaka
Shinya Tsukamoto





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A Japanese businessman hits another man - a man with a compulsion for sticking scrap metal into his body. After the accident the businessman notices strange metal growths on his body, as he slowly changes into a machine - a revenge of sorts that transforms him completely. -- Chris Kavan

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Many people throw around the word "surreal" when describing films, but there is no better word to describe Tetsuo except maybe disturbing. It's unlike anything I've ever seen or will ever see in the future. Not a film to go into lightly.

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