Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia...
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100 years ago they were called Samurai.
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This script sold for $300,000 which was the highest amount ever paid for a script at the time. See more
The boom mic is clearly visible in one scene when Oliver Wheat grabs his cat while telling the story of Eiko to Dusty, the mic appears behind the table and is retracted as Wheat advances. See more
American saw cuts on a push stroke, Japanese saw cuts on a pull stroke. When an American cracks up, he opens up the window and shoots up a bunch of strangers. When a Japanese cracks up, he closes the window and kills himself. Everything is in reverse.
For the Spanish Castilian version all the dialogues were dubbed to Spanish, even the Japanese lines. See more
Referenced in Making 'Taxi Driver'
Only the Wind
Japanese Lyrics Yû Aku
(as Aku Yu)
Composed by Dave Grusin See more