Eki (1981)

Genres - Action, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Police Detective Film, Police Drama  |   Run Time - 132 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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The infamous "Criminal 22" is at large in Tokyo. This is a vicious, sadistic murderer who takes special delight in "offing" cops. Detective Ken Takakura makes it his mission in life to wipe Criminal 22 from the face of the earth. If The Station plays like an American crime-and-punishment picture at times, it comes by this honestly. Like Kurosawa's High and Low, the film was adapted from an "87th Precinct" novel by Ed McBain (aka Evan Hunter and Salvatore Lambino). The Station bears no relation to the 1990 Italian film of the same name.

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cop-killer, love-affair, police-detective, serial-killer