Violent Cop

Directed by Takeshi Kitano
Takeshi Kitano
Film Movement Classics
1989
103 Minutes
Japan
Japanese
Asian, Thriller, Action
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound: Stereo
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Synopsis

In his explosive directorial debut Japanese renaissance man-cum-comedian-extraordinaire Takeshi "Beat" Kitano plays vicious rogue homicide Detective Azuma who takes on a sadistic crime syndicate only to discover widespread internal corruption in the police force. Facing criminal charges for his unorthodox "Dirty Harry" type methods, Azuma finds himself caught in a web of betrayal and intrigue that sends him on a bloody trail of vengeance. But when his sister is kidnapped by a sadistic drug lord, Azuma’s tactics escalate towards an apocalyptic climax.

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