History Film / BlackRain

4th Nov '16 6:03:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Because the production's work visa in Japan ran out, the climactic farm scenes were filmed in Napa Valley, California.
4th Nov '16 6:03:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheEighties: [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]]. As the custom of TheEighties dictated, it ran solely on the RuleOfCool: tough cops which try too hard to be tough, [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld fear of Japan's power]], [[{{Badass}} badassitude]], bomber jackets, [[CityNoir gritty postindustrial landscape]] alternating with neon-infested cities, gunslinging, ridiculously violent gangsterism, hot nightclub girls in {{Stripperiffic}} dresses, and Paul Verhoeven of ''Film/RoboCop1987'' and ''Film/BasicInstinct'' fame had been originally chosen to direct it.

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* TheEighties: [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]]. As the custom of TheEighties dictated, it ran solely on the RuleOfCool: tough cops which try too hard to be tough, [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld fear of Japan's power]], [[{{Badass}} badassitude]], badassitude, bomber jackets, [[CityNoir gritty postindustrial landscape]] alternating with neon-infested cities, gunslinging, ridiculously violent gangsterism, hot nightclub girls in {{Stripperiffic}} dresses, and Paul Verhoeven of ''Film/RoboCop1987'' and ''Film/BasicInstinct'' fame had been originally chosen to direct it.
28th Jun '16 10:18:45 AM hullflyer
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* SwordDrag: Sato takes this up a few notches by doing this from on top of moving motorcycle [[spoiler:when he kills Charlie.]]

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* SwordDrag: Sato takes this up a few notches by doing this from on top of a moving motorcycle [[spoiler:when he kills Charlie.]]
15th Apr '16 5:11:27 AM TheWanderer
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* SwordDrag: Sato takes this up a few notches by doing from on top of moving motorcycle [[spoiler:when he kills Charlie.]]

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* SwordDrag: Sato takes this up a few notches by doing this from on top of moving motorcycle [[spoiler:when he kills Charlie.]]



* WonTheWarLostThePeace: At one point voices the opinion that this happened to the US with regards to WWII. In his opinion, the US won the war, but forgot what made it work so well, while the Japanese learned from their own mistakes and American strengths and took over in peacetime. Of course, history hasn't treated Mas' point of view very well in the decades since...
-->'''Mas:''' Perhaps you should think less of yourself and more of your group, try to work like in Japanese. I grew up with your soldiers; you were wise then. Now - music and movies are all America is good for. We make the machines, we build the future, we won the peace.

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* WonTheWarLostThePeace: At one point Mas voices the opinion that this happened to the US with regards to WWII. In his opinion, the US won the war, but forgot what made it work so well, while the Japanese learned from their own mistakes and American strengths and took over in peacetime. Of course, history hasn't treated Mas' point of view very well in the decades since...
-->'''Mas:''' Perhaps you should think less of yourself and more of your group, try to work like in Japanese. I grew up with your soldiers; you were wise then. Now - music and movies are all America is good for. [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld We make the machines, we build the future, we won the peace.peace]].
14th Apr '16 9:40:16 PM TheWanderer
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%%* BadassBiker: Nick himself is one, and Sato just happens to lead a gang of them.
%%* BigBad: Sato.
%%* ByTheBookCop: Mas.

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%%* * BadassBiker: Nick himself is one, as he participates in street races for cash and is implied to win in most cases. Sato just happens to lead a gang of them.
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biker criminals as well.
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BigBad: Sato.
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Sato, TheUnfettered gangster looking to claim control of a large section of the Japanese underworld.
* BilingualBackfire: Nick has a habit of assuming that the Japanese don't understand him when they don't immediately respond, only to run headfirst into this trope.
-->'''Nick Conklin:''' Just hope they got a Nip in this building who speaks fucking English.\\
'''Matsumoto Masahiro:''' [overhearing] Assistant Inspector Matsumoto Masahiro, Criminal Investigation section, Osaka Prefecture police. And I do speak fucking English.
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ByTheBookCop: Mas.Mas is a principled cop who does good work, and does it by the book, although being around Nick convinces him that there are times when rules need to be bent for the greater good.



* ChekhovsSkill: Motorcycle racing shows up again at the end.
* CounterfeitCash: The basis of the Yakuza plan, counterfeit American money.
* CowboyCop: Nick. Heavily deconstructed: Nick gets a lot of flak from both American and Japanese cops for his methods, has an IA investigation ongoing, and [[spoiler: outright steals money]]. He's wavering between Chaotic Good and Chaotic Neutral for most of the movie.
%%* CultureClash: You better believe it.

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* ChekhovsSkill: Motorcycle racing shows up again at The first scene of the end.
movie involves Nick participating in and winning a motorcycle street race. At the very end of the movie, Nick has to attempt to catch Sato on a motorcycle.
* CounterfeitCash: The basis of the Yakuza plan, counterfeit American money.
money that is virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.
* CowboyCop: Nick. Heavily deconstructed: Nick is one, and he's a big deconstruction of the trope. Nick gets a lot of flak from both American and Japanese cops for his methods, has an IA investigation ongoing, and [[spoiler: [[spoiler:has outright steals stolen drug money]]. He's wavering between Chaotic Good being a flawed guy who tries to do something right and Chaotic Neutral a selfish, self-righteous JerkAss making excuses for his own failings for most of the movie.
%%* * CultureClash: You better believe it.The culture clash between the blunt, rude, xenophobic New York cops and the button downed, insular, bureaucratic Japanese counterparts plays a large role in the movie. And even beyond that, to say that Nick doesn't fit in with or get Japanese culture is quite an understatement.
* DeadpanSnarker: Joyce is pretty good at doing this routine. Nick is a sarcastic bastard himself and has his moments, but mostly lacks the required deadpan delivery. An example of Joyce's deadpan at work:
-->'''Nick:''' Who else knows about this war? (Between Sato and Sugai)\\
'''Joyce:''' Counting you and me? [beat] Eleven million people.



%%* TheDon: Sugai.
* {{Eagleland}}: Apparently the Japanese believe in this stereotype, and it shows in their scorn towards the protagonists. Nick, for his part, is not exactly diplomatic, since he feels that Sato is "my collar, my case".

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%%* * TheDon: Sugai.
Sugai is a don in the Yakuza, and definitely gets the [[Film/TheGodfather Vito Corleone]] treatment of being an old don from a past time with more morals and a NobleDemon approach, as opposed to the new generation led by Sato.
* {{Eagleland}}: Apparently the Japanese believe in this stereotype, and it shows in their scorn towards the protagonists. Nick, for his part, is not exactly diplomatic, since he feels that Sato is "my collar, my case".diplomatic and doesn't do much to disprove some aspects of the stereotype, even when he's right.



%%* FishOutOfWater

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%%* FishOutOfWater* FishOutOfWater: A large portion of the movie is simply watching Nick flail and fail as he tries to survive in Tokyo.



%%* TheHeart: Charlie.

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%%* * TheHeart: Charlie.Charlie, who is relentlessly good natured, cheerful, and has a great way with people, usually to make them feel better about their problems.



* IfYouDieICallYourStuff / CouldSayItBut: [[spoiler:After Charlie gets killed, Masahiro hands Nick his personal effects. Which includes Charlie's confiscated firearm.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Subverted. At the end of the final fight Nick is clearly considering doing this to Sato, and Sato's look seems to indicate that he expects Nick to do so. However, the scene cut shows Nick bringing Sato into the police precinct.]]
** [[spoiler: Creator/RidleyScott shot an alternative ending where Sato is impaled on a spike.]]

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* IfYouDieICallYourStuff / CouldSayItBut: IfYouDieICallYourStuff[=/=]CouldSayItBut: [[spoiler:After Charlie gets killed, Masahiro hands Nick his Charlie's personal effects. Which effects, and tells him how the Japanese have a tradition of taking a single object from the deceased to remember them. The personal effects in question includes Charlie's confiscated firearm.firearm, and Nick is sorely in need of one. [[LetsGetDangerous Nick gets the hint]].]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Subverted. At the end of the final fight Nick is clearly considering doing this to Sato, and Sato's look seems to indicate that he expects Nick to do so. However, the scene cut shows Nick bringing Sato into the police precinct.]]
** [[spoiler:
Creator/RidleyScott shot ''did'' shoot an alternative ending where Sato is impaled on a spike.]]



%%* LifeOfTheParty: Charlie.

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%%* * LifeOfTheParty: Charlie.Charlie. The man certainly knows how to liven up a night of karaoke and drinks, for one.



* MightyWhitey: Although Nick comes off as uncouth, completely out of his depth in Japan and so on, he takes down Sato virtually singlehanded, while all Japanese cops except Mas come off as useless, {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s who haven't been able to do anything useful the whole time. (Or even before the movie started, for that matter).

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* MightyWhitey: Although Nick comes off as uncouth, completely out of his depth in Japan and so on, he takes down Sato virtually singlehanded, singlehandedly, while all Japanese cops except Mas come off as useless, {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s who haven't been able to do anything useful the whole time. (Or even before the movie started, for that matter).



* MotiveRant: Sugai gives a calm but anger filled one about why he despises America and is Yakuza.

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* MotiveRant: Sugai gives a [[TranquilFury calm but anger filled filled]] one about why he despises America and is Yakuza.Yakuza.
-->I was ten years old when the B-29 came. My family lived underground for three days. When we came up, the city was gone. Then the heat brought rain. Black rain. You made the rain BLACK. You shoved your values down our throats until we forgot who we were. You created Sato and the thousands like him. I'm paying you back.



%%* PoliceAreUseless

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%%* PoliceAreUseless* PoliceAreUseless: At least the Japanese police are, judging by how the film depicts them. And American police are obnoxious, xenophobic, and morally compromised, but they can at least do ''something'' if pushed.



%%* RedOniBlueOni: Charlie is the Blue to Nick's Red, while Masahiro is even more on the Blue side.
%%* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: Charlie]]

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%%* * RedOniBlueOni: Nick is simmering pot of passion and rage. Charlie is the Blue to Nick's Red, while Masahiro is even and especially Mas contrast this by being more on socially acceptable and easy going (in the Blue side.
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case of Charlie) or calm and analytical {{foil}}s.
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SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: Charlie]][[spoiler:Charlie will spend the first hour or so of the movie winning your heart... only for it to break when Sato and his men kill him.]]



%%* SwordDrag: Sato [[spoiler: right before he kills Charlie]]
* TactfulTranslation: Charlie tries to soften Nick's words on occasion.

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%%* * SwordDrag: Sato [[spoiler: right before takes this up a few notches by doing from on top of moving motorcycle [[spoiler:when he kills Charlie]]
Charlie.]]
* TactfulTranslation: Charlie tries to soften Nick's words to the Japanese on occasion.



* UnscrupulousHero: Nick. He is xenophobic, violent, semi-alcoholic [[spoiler: and he has also illegally stolen some drug money]] but we see him trying to do the right thing throughout the film and he has his better moments too.
* WithThisHerring: Nick and Charlie's guns are confiscated when they arrive in Japan. They then proceed to take on the Japanese underworld.
%%* {{Yakuza}}

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* UnscrupulousHero: Nick. He is xenophobic, violent, semi-alcoholic [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and he has also illegally stolen some drug money]] but we see him trying to do the right thing throughout the film and he has his better moments too.
* WithThisHerring: Nick and Charlie's guns are confiscated when they arrive in Japan. They then proceed to take on the Japanese underworld.
%%* {{Yakuza}}
underworld.
* WonTheWarLostThePeace: At one point voices the opinion that this happened to the US with regards to WWII. In his opinion, the US won the war, but forgot what made it work so well, while the Japanese learned from their own mistakes and American strengths and took over in peacetime. Of course, history hasn't treated Mas' point of view very well in the decades since...
-->'''Mas:''' Perhaps you should think less of yourself and more of your group, try to work like in Japanese. I grew up with your soldiers; you were wise then. Now - music and movies are all America is good for. We make the machines, we build the future, we won the peace.
* {{Yakuza}}: The main antagonists. Sato, the BigBad, is an ambitious young Yakuza looking to claim his place alongside, or over, the older generation like Sugai, and he's willing to hijack their plans and schemes to do so.
14th Apr '16 8:45:21 PM Mdumas43073
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Creator/SylvesterStallone in ''Film/{{Cobra}}'' ''Film/{{Cobra}}'', Michael Douglas is trying '''way''' too hard to look cool in this movie.-] ]]

14th Apr '16 8:43:30 PM Mdumas43073
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''Black Rain'' is a 1989 American action-thriller film starring Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura, Kate Capshaw and Yusaku Matsuda. The film was directed by Creator/RidleyScott.

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''Black Rain'' is a 1989 American action-thriller film film, directed by Creator/RidleyScott and starring Michael Douglas, Creator/MichaelDouglas, Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura, Kate Capshaw and Yusaku Matsuda. The film was directed by Creator/RidleyScott.
Matsuda.
14th Apr '16 8:34:57 PM Mdumas43073
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Not to be confused with the Masuji Ibuse novel of the same name, or the various [[UsefulNotes/AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki documentaries about the end of WWII]] with similar titles.

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Not to be confused with Peter Weir's ''Film/TheLastWave'', which was released in America as ''Black Rain''. Or the Masuji Ibuse novel of the same name, or name. Or the various [[UsefulNotes/AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki documentaries about the end of WWII]] with similar titles.
14th Apr '16 2:23:03 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Black Rain''''' is a 1989 American action-thriller film starring Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura, Kate Capshaw and Yusaku Matsuda. The film was directed by Creator/RidleyScott.

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'''''Black Rain''''' ''Black Rain'' is a 1989 American action-thriller film starring Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura, Kate Capshaw and Yusaku Matsuda. The film was directed by Creator/RidleyScott.
14th Apr '16 2:22:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: The traditional yakuza despise Sato's methods and attitude, leading to the EnemyMine above.
** Subverted when Sato points out that his yakuza boss had no problem with his methods when Sato still worked for him.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: The traditional yakuza despise Sato's methods and attitude, leading to the EnemyMine above.
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with Nick. Subverted when Sato points out that his yakuza boss had no problem with his methods when Sato still worked for him.
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