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Crying Freeman (1995)

A woman sees an assassin outside San Francisco killing yakuza men and later in Vancouver. She's been told that he leaves no witness. Will she be his next victim or...?

Director:

Christophe Gans

Writers:

Kazuo Koike (based upon the comic books created by), Ryoichi Ikegami (based upon the comic books created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Condra ... Emu O'Hara
Kevan Ohtsji ... Takeshi Shimazaki
Mark Dacascos ... Yo Hinomura / Freeman
Debbie Podowski ... Customs Agent
Murray Lowry ... Head Customs Agent
Byron Mann ... Koh
Mikal Tang Mikal Tang ... Koh's Driver
Rae Dawn Chong ... Detective Forge
Jerry Wasserman ... Chief Randall
Tchéky Karyo ... Detective Netah (as Tcheky Karyo)
Mako ... Shudo Shimazaki
Tong Lung ... Shimazaki's Bodyguard
Kiyoto Matsumoto Kiyoto Matsumoto ... Shimazaki's Bodyguard
Paul McGillion ... Detective
Russell Ferrier Russell Ferrier ... Detective
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A lethal assassin for a secret Chinese organisation, who sheds tears of regret each time he kills, is seen swiftly and mercilessly executing three Yakuza gangsters by a beautiful artist. She is captivated by the grace of his kill and later falls in love with him. An intense power struggle for the leadership of the Yakuza Clans ensues as they seek vengeance for the death of their leader. They soon realise the fatal mistake of underestimating the deadly skills of the Crying Freeman. Written by Masken

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Once in a lifetime comes the perfect killer.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Trivia

Emu handing Yo a sword for the final battle is a reference to 4th volume of the manga called "The Killing Ring", where she was the owner of a demonic sword. See more »

Goofs

Main character - Yo walked closer to Emu on the bed naked but after they had sex, he got off from the bed he wore white briefs already without put it on. See more »

Quotes

Shido Shimazaki: [sits at a table with laughing police men. With a forceful loud bang onto the table he breaks their laughter and says:] 'The Sons of the Dragon' exist! And so does the Freeman!
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Crazy Credits

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Connections

Version of Crying Freeman 1: Portrait of a Killer (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Va, Pensiero, Sull'Ali Dorate
from the opera "Nabucco"
Written by Giuseppe Verdi (as Guiseppe Verdi)
Performed by Deutsche Oper Berlin (as The Chorus and Orchestra of the German Opera)
Giuseppe Sinopoli (as Guiseppe Sinopoli), conductor
Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon, a division of Polygram
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Less than I expected
6 February 2002 | by jcponce2See all my reviews

I read a lot of reviews for this movie before seeing it, and they all seemed to be good reviews. I didn't think this movie was as good as the reviews said it was. First of all, this movie lacked action. Mark Dacascos is a good martial artist, but he didn't showcase any of his skills. There are also too many slo-mo scenes that get boring after a while, and just make you wanna fast-forward. Overall, this movie was less than I expected.


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Release Date:

24 April 1996 (France) See more »

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British Columbia, Canada See more »

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FRF30,000,000 (estimated)
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