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Boiling Point 15 rating

A young baseball player becomes mixed up with a psychotic yakuza, in Takeshi Kitano's hilarious and twisted crime tale.

Crime 1990 97 mins

Director: Takeshi Kitano


When the mild mannered Masaki (Yûrei Yanagi) falls foul of the Yakuza he decides to buy a gun to defend himself. He heads to Okinawa where he forms an unlikely partnership with Uehara (‘Beat’ Takeshi) who has his own reasons for wanting revenge. Takeshi Kitano's second feature finds him upping the comic quotient slightly while retaining his penchant for scenes of shocking violence; the director this time taking a smaller, supporting acting role as the deranged Uehara.