Best Guy

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Best Guy
Directed by Toru Murakawa
Produced by Yasuhiro Hasegawa
Akio Yamaguchi
Yosuke Mizuno
Yoshihiro Kojima
Michio Tohohara
Written by Makoto Takada
Toru Murakawa
Starring Yūji Oda
Naomi Zaizen
Music by Minoru Yamazaki
Cinematography Yoshitaka Sakamoto
Edited by Masaaki Kawashima
Distributed by Toei
Release date
  • December 15, 1990 (1990-12-15)
Running time
115 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Best Guy (ベストガイ, Besutogai) is a 1990 Japanese action film directed by Toru Murakawa, and produced by Toei Company in association with Mitsui & Co. and Tohokushinsha Film. The screenplay was written by Murakawa with Makoto Takada. The film stars Yūji Oda, Naomi Zaizen, Masato Furuoya, Masato Nagamori, and Toshio Kurosawa.[1] The title refers to the highest rank of the JASDF's F-15J training program.

The film's aerial scenes were produced in cooperation with the JASDF, using the Mitsubishi F-15J - the country's variant of the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle. Seen by movie critics as a copy of Top Gun, Best Guy was a box-office failure in Japan.



The film's self-titled theme song was recorded by Sheree Jeacocke and released as a CD single by BMG Victor on October 21, 1990. Jeacocke herself makes an appearance in the beginning of the film.


Hasegawa issued a "Best Guy" edition of their 1/48 scale F-15J Eagle model kit to promote the film.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Best Guy". AllCinema. Retrieved 2010-10-21. 
  2. ^ Hasegawa 1/48 F-15 Eagle "Best Guy"

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