History Film / StrayDog

29th Mar '16 9:38:45 AM jamespolk
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* {{Fanservice}}: A rather long shot of a room packed full of sweaty, heaving-bosom chorus girls, as they lie down and take a break after a performance.
29th Mar '16 9:33:22 AM jamespolk
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* TheDeterminator: By God, Murakami ''will'' get that gun back.
29th Mar '16 9:32:47 AM jamespolk
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''Stray Dog'' (''Nora Inu'') is an Creator/AkiraKurosawa film from 1949, starring Creator/ToshiroMifune. It tells the story of rookie homicide detective Murakami as he searches for his stolen pistol. He's helped in his search by Sato, a more experienced detective, but he's also wracked by guilt because the gun has been used to commit crimes.

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''Stray Dog'' (''Nora (野良犬 ''Nora Inu'') is an Creator/AkiraKurosawa film from 1949, starring Creator/ToshiroMifune. It tells the story of Creator/ToshiroMifune.

Murakami, a
rookie homicide detective cop (Mifune), has his pistol stolen from him by a pickpocket on a crowded Tokyo trolley. The plot follows Murakami as he searches for in his efforts to track down and find the stolen pistol. gun. He's helped in his search by Sato, a more experienced detective, detective (Takashi Shimura), but he's also wracked by guilt because the gun has been used to commit crimes.



* BottomlessMagazines: Averted. Murakami keeps a running tab on how many bullets are left in his gun. In the climactic scene Yusa is down to three bullets. [[spoiler: He wings Murakami, but then shoots wild twice and is left with an empty chamber.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Yusa loves a showgirl named Harumi, and often visits her after her shows. This ends up costing him, as [[spoiler: Harumi tips Murakami to his location once she knows of Yusa's evil deeds]].

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* BottomlessMagazines: Averted. Murakami keeps a running tab on how many bullets are left in his gun. In the climactic scene Yusa is down to three bullets. [[spoiler: He wings Murakami, but then shoots wild twice and is left with an empty chamber.]]
chamber.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Yusa loves a showgirl named Harumi, and often visits her after her shows. This ends up costing him, as [[spoiler: Harumi tips Murakami to his location once she knows of Yusa's evil deeds]]. deeds.
* FeetFirstIntroduction: After Murakami and Sato have spent the whole film tracking down Yusa, he's first introduced by his feet coming down the stairs of the hotel, while Sato phones Murakami from a booth in the lobby.



* FromBadToWorse: First, Murakami's gun gets stolen. Then, it gets used in a robbery that will likely cost one victim a chance to marry her sweetheart. It soon escalates even further to where Murakami's gun is used to [[spoiler: murder a housewife and even nearly kill Sato]]. This final crime is what pushes Murakami to the brink of his guilt.

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* FromBadToWorse: First, Murakami's gun gets stolen. Then, it gets used in a robbery that will likely cost one victim a chance to marry her sweetheart. It soon escalates even further to where Murakami's gun is used to [[spoiler: murder a housewife and even nearly kill Sato]].Sato. This final crime is what pushes Murakami to the brink of his guilt.
* {{Geisha}}: Yusa patronizes a geisha house. Sato follows the investigative trail there at one point and talks to the girls.
* GoingByTheMatchbook: Sato sees a matchbook in Harumi's house. He follows this clue to the hotel where the matchbook came from, which is where Yusa is hiding out.



* HeroicBSOD: Murakami gets this when [[spoiler: Sato is shot by Yusa]].

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* HeroicBSOD: Murakami gets this when [[spoiler: Sato is shot by Yusa]].Yusa.



* NotSoDifferent: A major theme of the movie is the many similarities between Murakami and Yusa.

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* NotSoDifferent: A major theme of the movie is the many similarities between Murakami and Yusa. Both are veterans of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, both were robbed of their packs on the way home from the war, both became angry at how postwar Japan treated its veterans. But Murakami went one way and joined the police force, while Yusa went the other way, into a life of crime. This is emphasized in the final shot with the two characters, when they both collapse gasping for air after Murakami finally puts the cuffs on Yusa.



* SkywardScream: Yusa lets one out after [[spoiler: Murakami finally catches him]].

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* RedLightDistrict: Murakami winds up searching through a crime- and hooker-filled red light district in search of his gun.
* SkywardScream: Yusa lets one out after [[spoiler: Murakami finally catches him]].him.


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* TitleDrop: Sato says that "a stray becomes a rabid dog" to explain how Yusa has gone off the chain and may become more violent.
15th Mar '16 6:14:56 PM Prfnoff
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'''Stray Dog''' (''Nora Inu'') is an Creator/AkiraKurosawa film from 1949, starring Creator/ToshiroMifune. It tells the story of rookie homicide detective Murakami as he searches for his stolen pistol. He's helped in his search by Sato, a more experienced detective, but he's also wracked by guilt because the gun has been used to commit crimes.

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'''Stray Dog''' ''Stray Dog'' (''Nora Inu'') is an Creator/AkiraKurosawa film from 1949, starring Creator/ToshiroMifune. It tells the story of rookie homicide detective Murakami as he searches for his stolen pistol. He's helped in his search by Sato, a more experienced detective, but he's also wracked by guilt because the gun has been used to commit crimes.



* TheStoic: Sato. That doesn't mean he doesn't care, though.

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* TheStoic: Sato. That doesn't mean he doesn't care, though.though.
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23rd Feb '16 9:50:11 AM libertydude
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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Yusa loves a showgirl named Harumi, and often visits her after her shows. This ends up costing him, as [[spoiler: Harumi tips Murakami to his location once she knows of Yusa's evil deeds]].


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* FromBadToWorse: First, Murakami's gun gets stolen. Then, it gets used in a robbery that will likely cost one victim a chance to marry her sweetheart. It soon escalates even further to where Murakami's gun is used to [[spoiler: murder a housewife and even nearly kill Sato]]. This final crime is what pushes Murakami to the brink of his guilt.


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* HeroicBSOD: Murakami gets this when [[spoiler: Sato is shot by Yusa]].


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* SkywardScream: Yusa lets one out after [[spoiler: Murakami finally catches him]].
9th Feb '16 2:03:47 PM libertydude
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* SmallRoleBigImpact: Yusa is only appears in two scenes (and his face is only seen in one), but his violent actions and the pursuit of him by the police drives the second half of the film

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* SmallRoleBigImpact: Yusa is only appears in two scenes (and his face is only seen in one), but his violent actions and the pursuit of him by the police drives the second half of the film
9th Feb '16 2:02:39 PM libertydude
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* SmallRoleBigImpact: Yusa is only appears in two scenes (and his face is only seen in one), but his violent actions and the pursuit of him by the police drives the second half of the film
18th Sep '15 9:31:54 PM TrustBen
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* DoingItForTheArt: The file cabinets in the movie were all filled by cards with information on them despite none of these card ever showing up on camera. The crew invented an entire city's criminal background just for the sake of "realism."

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* DoingItForTheArt: The file cabinets BottomlessMagazines: Averted. Murakami keeps a running tab on how many bullets are left in his gun. In the movie were all filled by cards climactic scene Yusa is down to three bullets. [[spoiler: He wings Murakami, but then shoots wild twice and is left with information on them despite none of these card ever showing up on camera. The crew invented an entire city's criminal background just for the sake of "realism."empty chamber.]]



* OldShame: Kurosawa considered this film was "too technical" and that it had "all that technique and not one real thought in it."
* PlayingAgainstType: A retroactive example, since Creator/ToshiroMifune plays the role of the rookie detective in this film, but is better known for the gruff samurai he played later in his career.
24th Jul '15 2:41:03 PM jamespolk
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'''Stray Dog''' (''Nora Inu'') is an Creator/AkiraKurosawa film of 1949. It tells the story of rookie homicide detective Murakami as he searches for his stolen pistol. He's helped in his search by Sato, a more experienced detective, but he's also wracked by guilt because the gun has been used to commit crimes.

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'''Stray Dog''' (''Nora Inu'') is an Creator/AkiraKurosawa film of 1949.from 1949, starring Creator/ToshiroMifune. It tells the story of rookie homicide detective Murakami as he searches for his stolen pistol. He's helped in his search by Sato, a more experienced detective, but he's also wracked by guilt because the gun has been used to commit crimes.



* HeyItsThatGuy: Creator/ToshiroMifune and Creator/TakashiShimura appeared in a lot of Kurosawa's films.
15th Feb '15 11:39:05 AM spirasen
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-->-- '''Detective Sato'''

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-->-- '''Detective -->--'''Detective Sato'''



One of the first films to deal with the “older detective trains younger detective” plot you can see in films like ''Film/{{Se7en}}'' or ''TrainingDay''.

No relation with the [[StrayDog manga]].

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One of the first films to deal with the “older "older detective trains younger detective” detective" plot you can see in films like ''Film/{{Se7en}}'' or ''TrainingDay''.

''Film/TrainingDay''.

No relation with the [[StrayDog manga]].
[[Manga/StrayDog manga]].



* FilmNoir: A rare non-American or European example

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* FilmNoir: A rare non-American or European exampleexample.



* HeyItsThatGuy: Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura appeared in a lot of Kurosawa's films.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Toshiro Mifune Creator/ToshiroMifune and Takashi Shimura Creator/TakashiShimura appeared in a lot of Kurosawa's films.



* OldCopYoungCop: One of the earliest examples
* OldShame: Kurosawa considered this film was “too technical” and that it had “all that technique and not one real thought in it”.
* PlayingAgainstType: A retroactive example, since ToshiroMifune plays the role of the rookie detective in this film but is better known for the gruff samurai he played later in his career.
* TheStoic: Sato. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t care, though.

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* OldCopYoungCop: One of the earliest examples
examples.
* OldShame: Kurosawa considered this film was “too technical” "too technical" and that it had “all "all that technique and not one real thought in it”.
it."
* PlayingAgainstType: A retroactive example, since ToshiroMifune Creator/ToshiroMifune plays the role of the rookie detective in this film film, but is better known for the gruff samurai he played later in his career.
* TheStoic: Sato. That doesn’t doesn't mean he doesn’t doesn't care, though.
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