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The Outsider (2018)

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An epic set in post-WWII Japan and centered on an American former G.I. who joins the yakuza.

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Martin Zandvliet

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Andrew Baldwin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Leto ... Nick Lowell
Tadanobu Asano ... Kiyoshi
Kippei Shîna ... Orochi
Shioli Kutsuna ... Miyu
Emile Hirsch ... Paulie Bowers
Ray Nicholson ... American Stock Broker
Rory Cochrane ... Anthony Panetti
Nao Ohmori ... Hiromitsu
Min Tanaka ... Akihiro
Masaki Miura Masaki Miura ... Kentaro
Shun Sugata Shun Sugata ... Prison Warden
Hiroya Shimizu Hiroya Shimizu ... Banjo
Hiro Hiro ... Satoru
Young Dais Young Dais ... Takeshi
Gô Jibiki ... Eiichi
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An epic set in post-WWII Japan and centered on an American former G.I. who joins the yakuza.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

9 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Outsider See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,869
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Trivia

When Jared Leto leaves prison at the beginning of the movie, the car he gets into is a 1958 Chrysler Imperial but, moments later, viewers are told the film is set in 1954. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie, when the waitress hands Nick Lowell (Jared Leto) a beer, it is a long neck Bud instead of the stubby beer bottles that were used when the film is set. See more »

Quotes

Nick Lowell: I want you to allow me to kill him. Give this warrior a weapon and let him show us how strong and brave he really is.
[to Orochi]
Nick Lowell: What do you have to fear?
[in Japanese]
Nick Lowell: Brother?
Orochi: You walk into my home, you take my brother, you poison my father's mind. Poison him against me. Someone has to put out the fire.
[takes Nick's sword]
Orochi: You think you are a Yakuza with this? You aren't a Yakuza. You are a gaijin. Outsider. You are just the way my brother found you.
[yells]
Orochi: Get up! No, I won't fight you.
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Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Worst Movies of 2018 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Japanese Farewell Song
Written by Freddy Morgan
Performed by The Club Nisei Orchestra (as Club Nisei Orchestra)
Courtesy of Cord International & Hana Ola Records
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A predictable but enjoyable ride
1 April 2018 | by Deadiron29See all my reviews

The story is a fairly by the numbers mafia drama in terms of structure but,it is very well executed. The sense of high stakes is always present trough the whole film, every action has a consequence. As the script has no unnecessary filler plots, it keeps the story moving at a prefect pace.

The main themes of the movie are brotherhood and revenge, and even if the characters ar not too deep, you get to know them enough to care for them in dangerous situations and you feel some empathy for the main character in his struggle ro fit into a violent world that does not treat him as an equal Nick is not a hero or a good person at all but he shows enough principles for the audience to understand his perspective.

Is this movie unique? Not at all but it more than a time waster that deserves your attention.


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