Umi Isubame Joe No Kiseki (1984)

Run Time - 133 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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The style of this undistinguished action film follows a 1940s Sam Spade mode that is intriguing, but the story of Joe (Saburo Tokito) -- a petty criminal running from the big guns because he killed a mob boss -- is too clich├ęd and poorly acted to go any deeper than surface events. After making it to the Philippines, Joe has several misadventures in a world gone bad as he comes across policemen on the dole, wildly unvirtuous women, and thieves who could beat an Olympic gold medalist in the 100-meter sprint -- all cardboard stereotypes.

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criminal, gangster, murder, on-the-run, police, robbery