A Colt Is My Passport

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A Colt Is My Passport
A Colt Is My Passport poster.jpg
Directed by Takashi Nomura
Written by Shūichi Nagahara
Nobuo Yamada
Shinji Fujiwara (Novel)
Starring Joe Shishido
Jerry Fujio
Chitose Kobayashi
Ryōtarō Sugi
Music by Harumi Ibe
Cinematography Shigeyoshi Mine
Distributed by Nikkatsu
Release date
February 4, 1967
Running time
84 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

A Colt Is My Passport (拳銃は俺のパスポート, Koruto wa Ore no Pasupōto) is a 1967 Japanese yakuza film directed by Takashi Nomura for the Nikkatsu Corporation.

This film was made available in North America when Janus Films released a special set of Nikkatsu Noir films as part of the Criterion Collection, also including I Am Waiting, Rusty Knife, Take Aim at the Police Van, and Cruel Gun Story.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

It stars Joe Shishido as a hitman who, along with his sidekick played by Jerry Fujio, is hired by the yakuza to eliminate a rival gang's boss. The two are captured after the job, escape and are waylaid once again resulting in a climatic battle. The film was among Shishido's first starring roles, cementing him as a hardboiled action hero, and remains a personal favourite of the 170 films he made at Nikkatsu.[2]

Cast[edit]

  • Joe Shishido as Shuji Kamimura
  • Jerry Fujio as Shun Shiozaki
  • Chitose Kobayashi as Mina
  • Shoki Fukae as Funaki
  • Hideaki Esumi as Senzaki
  • Jun Hongo as Kaneko
  • Akio Miyabe as Miyoshi
  • Toyoko Takechi as Otatsu
  • Zenji Yamada as barge captain
  • Kanjuro Arashi as Shimazu
  • Ryōtarō Sugi as Shimazu's successor
  • Kojiro Kusanagi as hitman
  • Takamaru Sasaki as Otawara
  • Asao Uchida as Tsugawa
  • Zeko Nakamura as apartment receptionist

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eclipse Series 17: Nikkatsu Noir". The Criterion Collection. Retrieved 7 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Schilling, Mark (2007). No Borders, No Limits: Nikkatsu Action Cinema. Fab Press. pp. 79, 96. ISBN 978-1-903254-43-1. Archived from the original on 2008-10-11. 

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