Black Rain (1989) USA
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Director:Ridley Scott
Producer:Alan Poul, Craig Bolotin, Julie Kirkham, Sherry Lansing, Stanley R. Jaffe
Writer:Craig Bolotin, Warren Lewis
Date Added:2007-03-06
Purchased On:2007-06-03
Awards:Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination
Picture Format:Anamorphic Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:2.35 : 1
Languages:English, Dolby Digital 5.1 EX, English, Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French, Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Commentary by Ridley Scott, Dolby Digital 2.0
Features:Theatrical Trailer
"Black Rain: Making the Film Part 1" featurette
"Black Rain: Post Production" featurette
Ridley Scott  ...  (Director)
Craig Bolotin, Warren Lewis  ...  (Writer)
Michael Douglas  ...  Nick
Andy Garcia  ...  Charlie
Ken Takakura  ...  Masahiro
Kate Capshaw  ...  Joyce
Yusaku Matsuda  ...  Sato
Shigeru Kôyama  ...  Ohashi (as Shigeru Koyama)
John Spencer  ...  Oliver
Guts Ishimatsu  ...  Katayama
Yuya Uchida  ...  Nashida
Tomisaburo Wakayama  ...  Sugai
Miyuki Ono  ...  Miyuki
Luis Guzmán  ...  Frankie (as Luis Guzman)
John Costelloe  ...  The Kid (as John A. Costelloe)
Stephen Root  ...  Berg
Richard Riehle  ...  Crown
Bruce Katzman  ...  
Edmund Ikeda  ...  
Tomo Nagasue  ...  
Clem Caserta  ...  
Tim Kelleher  ...  
Yûsaku Matsuda  ...  Sato
Yûya Uchida  ...  Nashida
Tomisaburô Wakayama  ...  Sugai
Comments: An American Cop in Japan. Their country. Their laws. Their game. His rules.

Summary: A guilty pleasure if ever there was one, Black Rain is a ridiculously entertaining thriller by Ridley Scott (Alien), starring Michael Douglas as a tough New York cop who--along with his partner (Andy Garcia)--goes to Japan to deliver a local mobster. When the latter escapes, Douglas's brand of gonzo crime fighting rubs his Japanese hosts the wrong way. Slick, mechanistic, and absurd, the film is all surface action and attitude (not to mention Scott's incredibly busy, trademark art direction); and one can get lost in the sheer indulgence of it. However, if you can buy Douglas as an iconoclastic lawman, you can buy anything else here, including the notion of Kate Capshaw as a blonde escort highly desired by Japanese businessmen. --Tom Keogh