Stray Dog Poster

Release Date: August 31st, 1962

DVD Release Date: May 25th, 2004

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary
Murakami (Toshirô Mifune) is a young and inexperienced detective on the Tokyo police force. While riding a crowded bus on a hot summer day, he discovers that his gun has been stolen out of its holster. Reluctant to lose face by reporting the gun missing, Murakami first dives alone into the depths of postwar Tokyo's poverty-stricken slums and criminal underworld, but when the missing gun is implicated in a crime spree, a more experienced detective (Takashi Shimura) lends his expertise.

Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji, Eiko Miyoshi, Noriko Sengoku, Noriko Honma, Reikichi Kawamura, Eijiro Tono

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Genres: Crime drama, Thriller

Production Co: Shintoho Company, Film Art Association, Toho Company Ltd.

Distributors: Cowboy Pictures, Criterion Collection, Janus Films, Home Vision Cinema, Toho International Company Inc. [us]

Keywords: Dark, Police station, Pursuit, Police officer, Brooding, 1940s, Mystery, Murder