A Colt Is My Passport A Colt Is My Passport
  • Japan
  • 1967
  • 84 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 2.35:1
  • Japanese
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One of Japanese cinema’s supreme emulations of American noir, Takashi Nomura’s A Colt Is My Passport is a down-and-dirty but gorgeously photographed yakuza film starring Joe Shishido as a hard-boiled hit man caught between rival gangs. Featuring an incredible, spaghetti-western-style soundtrack and brimming with formal experimentation, this is Nikkatsu at its finest.

Cast

Shuji KamimuraJoe Shishido
MinaChitose Kobayashi
Shun ShiozakiJerry Fujio
FunakiShoki Fukae
Barge captainZenji Yamada
SenzakiHideaki Esumi
KanekoJun Hongo
MiyoshiAkio Miyabe
OtatsuToyoko Takechi
HitmanKojiro Kusanagi
Successor of ShimazuRyotaro Sugi
OtawaraTakamaru Sasaki
TsugawaAsao Uchida

Credits

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