Plot & Details
The Sanno crime family has grown into a massive organization dominated by young executives whose new approach to running the family is causing frustration and pent-up resentment with the old-guard members. This vulnerability in the Sanno hierarchy is exactly what anti-gang detective Kataoka has been looking for, as the police force prepares a full-scale crackdown.
Kataoka wants start a war between Sanno and the neighboring Hanabishi crime family in the hopes that they destroy each other. His trump card is Otomo (Kitano) the rumored-dead boss of a defunct family that was destroyed by the Sanno, who has just been released from prison. Otomo wants to retire from a life of crime, but finds himself drawn back in through Kataoka's manipulations as the Sanno and Hanabishi clans teeter on the brink of an all-out war.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Action
- Run Time: 110min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 01/03/2014
- DVD Release Date: 03/11/2014
- Distributor(s): Magnolia Pictures
- Director(s): Takeshi Kitano
- Starring: Toshiyuki Nishida , Beat Takeshi , Ryo Kase , Takeshi Kitano , Shun Sugata
- Themes: Going Straight,Yakuza
- Tone: Gritty,Outrageous,Explosive
- Keywords: Yakuza, crime, detective, police, prison
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (01-03-2014)
- Language: Japanese