Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bayside Shakedown (1998) (Japanese)

It starts off as a regular day at the Bayside Precinct shortley after a mysterious body is found floating in the river.

Later in the day they realize that a whole bunch of things are stolen from the police station and finally they find out that the Commissioner has been kidnapped.

The Metropolitan Police Department(MPD) set up an HQ at the Bayside Precinct to investigate the kidnapping but unfortunately the cops from Bayside are left in the dark concerning this case. Investigator Aoshima will try to get involved in the kidnapping case much to the disapproval of MPD.

The next three days will easily be the worst days that the Bayside Precinct will ever see.

Bayside Shakedown is based on a Japanese TV series by the same name that was first aired between January - March 97.

The TV show had great success and was very popular in Japan which spun off into several special episodes and eventually a movie.

The Japanese box office made 100 million US with Bayside Shakedown, and the movie was nominated for 12 movie awards.

Cast: Yuji Oda, Toshiro Yanagiba, Eri Fukatsu, Miki Mizuno, Kyoko Koizumi, Chosuke Ikariya, Takehiko Ono, Soichiro Kitamura, Akira Saito, Yusuke Santa Maria

Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro

Genre: Action / Comedy / Crime

Runtime: 119 min

AKA: Odoru Daisosasen: The Movie

Country: Japan Language: Japanese

Subtitles: Yes, Eng + Nordic (.sub)

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