History Film / TheYakuza

27th Aug '17 8:30:16 PM jormis29
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The film was written by Paul Schrader and his brother Leonard. Paul would notably go on to write TaxiDriver. Rewrites were also undertaken by Robert Towne who wrote Film/{{Chinatown}}.

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The film was written by Paul Schrader and his brother Leonard. Paul would notably go on to write TaxiDriver. ''Film/TaxiDriver''. Rewrites were also undertaken by Robert Towne Creator/RobertTowne who wrote Film/{{Chinatown}}.
''Film/{{Chinatown}}''.
15th Jul '17 3:09:14 PM nombretomado
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Harry and Tanner's friendship goes back to WorldWarII, when they served together as Marines in Japan. While in Japan, Harry had fallen in love with a local woman, Eiko, and helped save her sick daughter. Eiko's brother Ken was disgraced by his sister's relationship with a former enemy soldier and he disappeared into the yakuza underworld. However, since Ken owes a lifelong debt (called ''[[PillarsOfMoralCharacter giri]]'' in the movie) to Harry, he reluctantly joins them to help rescue Tanner's daughter.

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Harry and Tanner's friendship goes back to WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, when they served together as Marines in Japan. While in Japan, Harry had fallen in love with a local woman, Eiko, and helped save her sick daughter. Eiko's brother Ken was disgraced by his sister's relationship with a former enemy soldier and he disappeared into the yakuza underworld. However, since Ken owes a lifelong debt (called ''[[PillarsOfMoralCharacter giri]]'' in the movie) to Harry, he reluctantly joins them to help rescue Tanner's daughter.
14th Jun '17 6:44:13 PM nombretomado
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''TheYakuza'' is a 1974 film directed by Creator/SydneyPollack. (Retired) detective Harry Kilmer (Creator/RobertMitchum) goes to Japan to help out an old friend, George Tanner (Creator/BrianKeith), who had been dealing with the {{yakuza}}. The {{yakuza}} had kidnapped his daughter and her boyfriend to [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse coerce Tanner into a business deal]].

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''TheYakuza'' ''The Yakuza'' is a 1974 film directed by Creator/SydneyPollack. (Retired) detective Harry Kilmer (Creator/RobertMitchum) goes to Japan to help out an old friend, George Tanner (Creator/BrianKeith), who had been dealing with the {{yakuza}}. The {{yakuza}} had kidnapped his daughter and her boyfriend to [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse coerce Tanner into a business deal]].
13th May '16 3:27:45 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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31st May '14 12:00:31 AM Odon
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* OnlyICanKillHim: [[spoiler: Ken has to kill Tono (and only with a sword) while Tanner demands the right to take care of Tanner himself.]]

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* OnlyICanKillHim: [[spoiler: Ken has to kill Tono (and only with a sword) according to the Yakuza code, while Tanner Harry demands the right to take care of Tanner himself.]]
30th May '14 11:59:28 PM Odon
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* CampingACrapper: Averted; serveral Yakuza thugs follow Ken into the mens room of a nightclub. He's waiting for them behind the door, but they only want to talk.

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* CampingACrapper: Averted; serveral several Yakuza thugs follow Ken into the mens room of a nightclub. He's waiting for them behind the door, but they only want to talk.
30th May '14 11:58:57 PM Odon
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* BornInTheWrongCentury: Ken

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* BornInTheWrongCentury: KenKen, according to his brother.



* TheStoic: Ken is actually referred to as The Man Who Never Smiles.

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* TheStoic: Ken is actually referred to called as The Man Who Never Smiles.
30th May '14 11:58:14 PM Odon
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* MeaningfulEcho: "Please accept this token of my apology."

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* MeaningfulEcho: "Please accept [[{{fingore}} this token token]] of my apology."
30th May '14 11:44:27 PM Odon
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* LoopholeAbuse: According to Yakuza tradition, Ken must kill Tono with a sword. However there's no such restraints on Kilmer, who can use firearms to hold off Tono's numerous bodyguards.
30th May '14 11:40:29 PM Odon
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* AsianBabymama: Harry is not Hanako's biological father, but he acts like her adoptive one. Of course, true to his roots, Kilmer hasn't seen either Eiko or Hanako in twenty years, instead choosing to go back to America when his service was up.

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* AsianBabymama: Harry is not Hanako's biological father, but he acts like her adoptive one. Of course, true to his roots, Kilmer hasn't seen either Eiko or Hanako in twenty years, instead choosing to go back to America when his service was up.up and Eiko refused to marry him.
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