Watch at Home 09.27.2024

Violent Panic: The Big Crash

Directed by Kinji Fukasaku
Film Movement Classics
85 Minutes
Action, Crime, Asian, Classics
Not Rated

Takashi, an expert bank-robber, plans to pull off the biggest heist of his career, stealing 300 million yen before fleeing to Brazil. However, when the robbery goes awry, Takashi find himself alone and his getaway foiled. Trailed by the police, his lover, his partner-in-crime’s brother, and countless others, Takashi becomes the target of a manhunt filled with twists, double-crosses, and explosive action.

From WOLVES, PIGS AND MEN and BATTLES WITHOUT HONOR AND HUMANITY director Kinji Fukasaku, VIOLENT PANIC: THE BIG CRASH is “A cult film spectacle that pulls out all the stops.” (Make Mine Criterion) Fast-paced, unrelenting, and featuring a conclusion that ranks among the most legendary car chases in film, VIOLENT PANIC: THE BIG CRASH remains one of the most action-packed masterpieces of Fukasaku’s career.

Director & Cast

  • Director: Kinji Fukasaku
  • Starring: Tsunehiko Watase
  • Starring: Miki Sugimoto
  • Starring: Yayoi Watanabe

Where to Watch




  • "Those looking for fast paced action entertainment should, however, prepare to be blown away. "
    Sketches of Cinema
  • "Fun, frothy, and fierce, Violent Panic: The Big Crash is a cult film spectacle that pulls out all the stops."
    Make Mine Criterion