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Black Rain

Black Rain

Ridley Scott (1989)

15 Certificate


Our Score
This tense, glossy and violent thriller stars Michael Douglas and Andy Garcia as New York cops on assignment in Japan where yakuza gangsters wield razor-sharp swords and where Kate Capshaw hangs out in a nightclub à la Marlene Dietrich. This being a Ridley Scott film, the atmosphere is so hyped up that the picture threatens to burst an artery every second, and Jan De Bont's photography (he went on to direct Speed and Twister ) delights in the neon-lit locations and makes the city of Osaka look like a vision of hell. Beneath all this is a very conventional cop thriller that makes an occasional comment about Japan's postwar economic miracle.


Two New York cops arrest a hitman working for the Japanese Mafia, and are ordered to extradite him back to Osaka to stand trial. However, the prisoner gives them the slip on arrival, and as the detectives hunt him down with the aid of local law enforcement officers they become snared in a vicious gang war. Ridley Scott's thriller, starring Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura and Yasaku Matsuda.

Cast & Crew

Nick Conklin Michael Douglas (1)
Charlie Vincent Andy Garcia
Masahiro Matsumoto Ken Takakura
Joyce Kingsley Kate Capshaw
Sato Yusaku Matsuda
Sugai Tomisaburo Wakayama
Ohashi Shigeru Koyama
Oliver John Spencer
Katayama Guts Ishimatsu
Nashida Yuya Uchida
Miyuki Miyuki Ono
Frankie Luis Guzman
The Kid John A Costelloe
Berg Stephen Root
Crown Richard Riehle
Yudell Bruce Katzman
Japanese Businessman Edmund Ikeda
Director Ridley Scott
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Violence, swearing. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay


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