Fireworks Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for Fireworks the Movie

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Idiosyncratic mixture of drama, comedy, violence, and sentiment. Nishi (Kitano) is a tough detective whose wife, Miyuki (Kishimoto), is dying from leukemia. He's visiting her in the hospital when his partner Horibe (Osugi) is gunned down and paralyzed. Deciding to get justice on his own terms, Nishi quits the force and decides to settle his debts with the yakuza by robbing a bank (which also funds a last trip with his wife). Kitano (who uses his acting alias of Beat Takeshi) is the strong, silent, violent type and a very visual director. Those are Kitano's own paintings in the scenes where Horibe takes up art as his new hobby. Japanese with subtitles.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 103 minutes.
Originally from Japanese.

Cast and Crew

Cops, Marriage, Physical Problems
Takeshi "Beat" Kitano
Takeshi "Beat" Kitano, Kayoko Kishimoto, Ren Osugi, Susumu Terajima, Tetsu Watanabe
Hideo Yamamoto
Takeshi "Beat" Kitano
Joe Hisaishi
Masayuki Mori, Yasushi Tsuge, Takio Yoshida, Office Kitano, Milestone Films

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