Detective Azuma is a Dirty-Harry style rogue cop who often uses violence and unethical methods to get results. While investigating a series of drug-related homicides, Azuma discovers that his friend and colleague, Iwaki, is supplying drugs from within the police force. After Iwaki is murdered and Azuma's sister is kidnapped, he breaks all the rules to dish out his particular form of justice.
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Did You Know?
On the second or third day of production, nobody was carrying a screenplay, neither the actors or the crew. It was filmmaking without a script, most of the dialogue was improvised on the spot, which was scary for Makoto Ashikawa
, his heart was always pounding on the set and he would often ask Takeshi Kitano
what to say for a scene. Kitano was aiming for natural reactions, deliveries of lines, and performances from his cast. See more
[Azuma is a policeman
So what's your line of work?
We sell guns by mail-order.
There are no opening credits beyond the title. See more
When the film was released in Swedish cinemas in 1992, it was censored with a little more than one minute for violence, the cuts were made in the following scenes:
- The policeman getting assaulted before he gets his head crushed by a baseball bat.
- The scene where Azuma assaults Hazishume on the toilet, and the finger cutting sequence.
- The following cuts are when Azuma assaults the killer in the locker room and a bloody execution scene at the end.
Main theme is an electronic variation of the above title by Erik Satie See more