LAST DROP OF BLOOD (ju se) (2003 JAPAN) D/W: YASUSHI AKIMOTO P: YUJI ISHIDA/HIRONAWA KURAKI/KUMIKO ISONO
This begins with Noritake Kinashi pulling off a ballsy hit of major yakuza players with scuba gear and a machine gun in a restaurant. Someone is trying to provoke a gang war between the eastern and westen gangs. Takashi Ishibashi is an ex-gangster going straight as a salaryman (with his wife Reiko Takashima) who`s drawn back into the world for his friend Naoki Hosaki. Keizo Kanie is an annoying, nosy, troublemaking cop with a scruffy COLUMBO look. With Shingo Tsurumi, Tamao Sato, Shuji Kashiwabara, Noritake Kinashi, Guts Ishimatsu, Renji Ishibashi, Minoru Terada and Ken Utsui. Not a bad little gangster drama ends with a gun-totting massacre at a golf club. Director/screenwriter Akimoto is most famous for being a songwriter and producing tv shows for comedians (many of the cast are known as popular comedians in Japan).

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