Cowboy Bebop - The Movie (2001) Japan
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Director:Shinichirô Watanabe, Hiroyuki Okiura
Studio:Sony Pictures
Writer:Keiko Nobumoto, Hajime Yatate
Date Added:2007-03-06
Purchased On:2007-06-03
Awards:1 nomination
Genre:Sci-Fi Action
Picture Format:Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Languages:French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, English, Arabic
Subtitles:English, French
Shinichirô Watanabe, Hiroyuki Okiura  ...  (Director)
Keiko Nobumoto, Hajime Yatate  ...  (Writer)
Kôichi Yamadera  ...  Spike Spiegel
Martin Halm  ...  Spike Spiegel
Bruno Mullenaerts  ...  Spike Spiegel
Steven Jay Blum  ...  Spike Spiegel (English version) (voice: English version) (as Steven Blum)
Unshô Ishizuka  ...  Jet Black
Beau Billingslea  ...  Jet Black
Yolanda Quesada  ...  Faye Valentine
Megumi Hayashibara  ...  Faye Valentine
Wendee Lee  ...  Faye Valentine
Marion Sawatzki  ...  Faye Valentine
Melissa Charles  ...  
Sabine Bohlmann  ...  Edward (Ed) (voice: German version)
Stéphane Flamand  ...  Edward (Ed) (voice: French version)
Aoi Tada  ...  Edward (Ed) (voice: Japanese version)
Jennifer Hale  ...  Electra (voice: English version)
Ai Kobayashi  ...  Electra (voice: Japanese version)
Mickey Curtis  ...  Rasheed (voice) (as Mikkî Kâchisu)
Nicholas Guest  ...  Rasheed (voice: English version)
Tsutomu Isobe  ...  Vincent (voice: Japanese version)
Salvador Aldeguer  ...  
Melissa Fahn  ...  Edward (Ed) (voice: English version)
Steve Blum  ...  Spike Spiegel (voice: English version) (as Steven Blum)
Daran Norris  ...  Vincent Volaju (voice: English version)
J. Grant Albrecht  ...  Hoffman (voice: English version) (as Grant J. Albrecht)
Yûsaku Yara  ...  Hoffman (voice)
Kazuhiko Inoue  ...  Shadkins (voice)
Jûrôta Kosugi  ...  Harris (voice)
Kinryû Arimoto  ...  Captain (voice)
Hidekatsu Shibata  ...  Colonel (voice)
Yûji Ueda  ...  Lee Sampson (voice)
Nobuo Tobita  ...  Murata (voice)
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Summary: As the eagerly awaited Cowboy Bebop feature film reunites the original director, screenwriter, composer, and vocal cast, it's not surprising that the film plays like an expanded TV episode. What should be the routine capture of a two-bit hacker by Faye escalates into a deadly game of cat and mouse, as Spike and the gang struggle to prevent the evil Vincent Volaju from murdering every human on Mars. Director Shinichiro Watanabe handles the action sequences with his usual panache. Inside the sinister Cherious Medical research facility, Spike fights a beautiful agent, using a push broom in a series of maneuvers Jackie Chan might envy. The climactic duel between Spike and Vincent plays against innocent yet eerie images of a Halloween carnival, recalling the amusement park setting of episode 20, "Pierrot Le Fou."Knockin' on Heaven's Door will delight fans of the series and provide an excellent introduction for the uninitiated who want to know why Cowboy Bebop is so popular on both sides of the Pacific. (Rated R: violence, brief nudity, minor profanity, tobacco use) --Charles Solomon