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Adrenaline Drive (1999)

Adorenarin doraibu (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy | 12 June 1999 (Japan)
This parody of popular Japanese teenage girls' romances includes slapstick in a comedy of robbers versus robbers. When a gas leak explodes at a yakuza's headquarters, a shy, timid nurse and... See full summary »

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Shinobu Yaguchi

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Shinobu Yaguchi

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Credited cast:
Masanobu Andô ... Satoru Suzuki
Reila Aphrodite
Hikari Ishida Hikari Ishida ... Shizuko Sato
Kirina Mano Kirina Mano
Yutaka Matsushige ... Kuroiwa
Kanta Ogata Kanta Ogata
Mikita Ogata Mikita Ogata
Tarô Suwa
Takuji Suzuki Takuji Suzuki
Yoji Tanaka Yoji Tanaka
Yu Tokui Yu Tokui ... Chinpira (Yakuza)
Kazue Tsunogae Kazue Tsunogae ... Head Nurse
Kôichi Ueda Kôichi Ueda
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This parody of popular Japanese teenage girls' romances includes slapstick in a comedy of robbers versus robbers. When a gas leak explodes at a yakuza's headquarters, a shy, timid nurse and a meek rental car clerk gain possession of a briefcase of blood-soaked money. The rest is chase and escape, as the nurse is transformed to glamorous heroine and outsmarts the gangsters eager to recover the loot. Written by NDNF

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Yaguchi= Great escapism
5 May 2000 | by wdw-3See all my reviews

Great escapism in this tale of a young milktoast car rental company driver and mousy nurse both in dire need of a boost of confidence. Through a string of unbelievable events they meet and then fall into a wealth of yakuza money. They are chased by the monstrous yakuza as well as his stooge like young henchmen. Yaguchi's themes are all here: happenstance, destiny, money, greed, finding your own identity. Oh and let's not forget his wonderful mocking of Japanese societal conventions as well as people in general. He has a sharp wit and utilizes violence to a humorous effect (such as when the yakuza hits each and every one of his henchmen with a shovel). I found this one a little toned down compared to "Hadashi No Pikkunikku" ("Down The Drain") however his style is so consistent and this one was equally entertaining if slightly less over the top. Seek this one out by all means.


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Country:

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

12 June 1999 (Japan) See more »

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Adrenaline Drive See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$32,163, 7 May 2000

Gross USA:

$77,313
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Kindai Eiga Kyokai See more »
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Stereo

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1.66 : 1
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