Thursday, April 23, 2009

Bayside Shakedown (1998) (Japanese)

Article by annallon

[Edited for Grammar & Spelling]

It starts off as a regular day at the Bayside Precinct shortly after a mysterious body is found floating in the river.

Later in the day they realize that a whole bunch of things are stolen from the police station, and finally they find out that the Commissioner has been kidnapped.

The Metropolitan Police Department(MPD)set up an HQ at the Bayside Precinct to investigate the kidnapping, but unfortunately the cops from Bayside are left in the dark concerning this case. Investigator Aoshima will try to get involved in the kidnapping case much to the disapproval of MPD.

The next three days will easily be the worst days that the Bayside Precinct will ever see.

Bayside Shakedown is based on a Japanese TV series by the same name that was first aired between January - March '97.

The TV show had great success and was very popular in Japan which spun off into several special episodes and eventually a movie. The Japanese box office made 100 million US with Bayside Shakedown. The movie was also nominated for 12 movie awards.

Cast: Yuji Oda
Toshiro Yanagiba
Eri Fukatsu
Miki Mizuno
Kyoko Koizumi
Chosuke Ikariya
Takehiko Ono
Soichiro Kitamura
Akira Saito
Yusuke Santa Maria

Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro

Genre: Action / Comedy / Crime

Runtime: 119 min

AKA: Odoru Daisosasen

The Movie Country: Japan

Language: Japanese

Subtitles: Yes, Eng + Nordic (.sub)

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