ESPY (film)

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ESPY
ESPY-1974-film-poster.jpg
Directed by Jun Fukuda
Produced by
Screenplay by Ei Ogawa
Story by Sakyo Komatsu
Starring
Music by
Cinematography Masaharu Ueda[1]
Edited by Michiko Ikeda[1]
Production
company
Toho-Eizo[1]
Distributed by Toho
Release date
  • 28 December 1974 (1974-12-28) (Japan)
Running time
94 minutes[1]
Country Japan

ESPY (エスパイ?, Esupai) is a 1974 film based on a story by Sakyo Komatsu. The film was directed by Jun Fukuda from a screenplay by Ei Ogawa.[1] It stars Masao Kusakari, Kaoru Yumi, Tomisaburo Wakayama, and Eiji Okada.

Plot[edit]

The International Psychic Power Group is a covert organization financed by the United Nations. Made up of clairvoyant supermen under the guise of the International Pollution Research Center, they wage a private war against enemies that threaten world peace and the total annihilation of the human race. With hostility between the East and West reaching a boiling point, four Eastern European delegates are assassinated aboard the Milan-Geneva international express on their way to the United Nations for the Mediation Committee of International Dispute. The Baltonian Prime Minister is the next to be targeted for termination. A ruthless psychic assassin named Goro hunts down the psychokinetic saviors, themselves marked for death by an anti-ESPY group led by the insidious and superhuman Ulrov who plans to destroy mankind by initiating World War 3.

Cast[edit]

[1]

Release[edit]

ESPY was released theatrically in Japan on 28 December 1974 where it was distributed by Toho.[1] It was released in the United States by Toho International with English subtitles and a 94 minute running time in 1975.[1] It was released to home video as E.S.P./SPY with an English-language dub by UPA of America and with an 86 minute running time.[1]

References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Galbraith IV 2008, p. 299.

Sources[edit]

  • Galbraith IV, Stuart (2008). The Toho Studios Story: A History and Complete Filmography. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 1461673747. 

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