Violent Cop, The ( Sono otoko, kyôbô ni tsuki ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 2383

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 13

Theatrical Release Date: 08/12/1989

Language: Japanese

Genre: Crime, Drama

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Takeshi Kitano

Actors: Takeshi Kitano, Maiko Kawakami, Makoto Ashikawa, Shirô Sano, Sei Hiraizumi, Mikiko Otonashi

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Yojimbo - wrote on 01/11/2012

A tough cop uncovers a drug ring with ties to a corrupt friend in the department leading to a bloody showdown with the gang's hired killer. "Beat" Tikeshi Kitano's directorial debut is an hard edged crime thriller featuring a protagonist that makes Dirty Harry look like Dudley Doright which doesn't sound particularly original, but what marks Violent Cop out from the herd is its treatment of the character. Usually, "loose cannon" cops come in two categories; the misunderstood hero who is just trying to get the job done, or the corrupt bad guy looking for redemption. Azuma is neither; he's just an arrogant bastard who does whatever he pleases with zero regard for authority, the rights of his suspects or the consequences of his actions. This makes the film oddly refreshing as the story may …

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