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Fireworks

Fireworks(1997)

Also Known As: Hana-Bi | Takeshi Kitano Vol 7 |

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Brief Synopsis

Detective Nishi has just lost his infant daughter and is about to lose his wife to a fatal illness. He is advised by the doctors to take her home so she can die in peace. Nishi also finds out his partner Horibe has been seriously wounded and may be confined to a wheelchair. Nishi visits Horibe who says that he would like to take up painting but cannot afford the hobby. Nishi borrows money from the yakuza to supply his friend with paint and to support a young policeman's widow whose husband was killed during an arrest. Haunted by the death surrounding him, Nishi carries out a plan to right the wrongs in his life. Having quit the police force, Nishi buys an old taxi, repaints it to resemble a police cruiser, and then single-handedly robs a bank. He promptly uses the money to repay the yakuza and to take his dying wife on a trip that will give her a taste of happiness.

Cast & Crew

Takeshi Kitano Director
Takeshi Kitano Yoshitaka Nishi
Kayoko Kishimoto Miyuki--Nishi'S Wife
Ren Ôsugi Horibe
Susumu Terajima Detective Nakamura
Tetsu Watanabe Tesuka--Junkyard Owner
Hakuryu (Hakuryu) Yakuza Hitman
Yasuei Yakushiji Killer On The Loose
Taro Itsumi Detective Kudo--Young Cop
Makoto Ashikawa Detective Tanaka
Yuko Daike Detective Tanaka'S Widow
Edamame Tsunami Stone Throwing Office Worker
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  R Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1997 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Distributions Co:  Milestone Films, MILESTONE/MILESTONE FILMS
Sound:  Production Co:  Bandai Visual Company .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Office Kitano .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Theatrical Distributor, Warner Bros. Pictures International .....Theatrical Distributor, Pandora Film Produktion .....Theatrical Distributor, Eye International .....Theatrical Distributor, Milestone Films .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, Alliance Releasing .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Office Kitano .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Pandora Films .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Istituto Luce-Cinecitta .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Golem Distribution .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Afmd .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden) .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Celluloid Dreams .....Foreign Distribution Sales, New Yorker Films .....Domestic Video Distributor
Duration(mins):  Country:  Japan (JP)
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