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The Yakuza
Directed by:
Sydney Pollack

Released on March 19 of 1975 in the USA, "The Yakuza" (also known as "Brotherhood of the Yakuza") is a Drama film directed by Sydney Pollack . Robert Mitchum and Ken Takakura are starring, alongside Brian Keith, Herb Edelman, Richard Jordan and Keiko Kishi.

100 years ago they were called Samurai.

Who directed "The Yakuza":

The Yakuza was directed by Sydney Pollack, an American producer, director, and actor.

Before directing The Yakuza, Sydney Pollack had directed Jeremiah Johnson, released in 1972, They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), Castle Keep (1969), The Swimmer (1968), The Scalphunters (1968), and This Property Is Condemned (1966). Since, he directed Three Days of the Condor, released in 1975, Bobby Deerfield (1977), The Electric Horseman (1979), Absence of Malice (1981), Tootsie (1982), and Havana (1990).

When was "The Yakuza" released:

The Yakuza was initially released on Wednesday, March 19, 1975, in the United States. Also released on this day was Tommy (dir. Ken Russell). This was forty-four (44) years ago.

It has been released on Thursday, August 28, 1975 in Germany and on Saturday, December 28, 1974 in Japan.

Who is at the casting of "The Yakuza":

At the casting of The Yakuza we find Robert Mitchum, previously seen in The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) and Ryan's Daughter (1970); Ken Takakura (Too Late the Hero (1970), Abashiri Bangaichi: Koya no taiketsu (1966)); Brian Keith (Something Big (1971), The McKenzie Break (1970)) [ more... ]

  • Christina Kokubo and Robert Mitchum, James Shigeta also appeared in Midway, released in 1976.

What is the Storyline of "The Yakuza":

Retired detective Harry Kilmer (Robert Mitchum) is called by an old friend, George Tanner (Brian Keith). Tanner has been doing business with a yakuza gangster, Tono, who has taken Tanner's daughter and her boyfriend hostage to apply pressure in a business deal. Tanner hopes that through Kilmer's Japanese contacts, he can locate and rescue the girl.

Tanner and Kilmer had been Marine MPs and friends in Tokyo during the post-war occupation. Kilmer had fallen in love with a local woman, Eiko [...]

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