DIRECTOR: TAKESHI KITANO
CAST: TAKESHI KITANO, MAIKO KAWAKAMI, MAKOTO ASHIKAWA
It’s exactly what the title says. In Kitano’s first outing as film director and star he plays hard-drinking, chain smoking deadpan police detective Azuma Ryosuke, a man of few words who prefers to let his fists and firearms do the talking, shackled with a rookie partner while hot on the trail of a drug kingpin. This is the invention of a new action star: quiet, compact, observant, and always poised for the fatal strike.