Zeni no Odori (1964)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Comedy, Tragi-comedy  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Japan   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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In this Yakuza spoof, Hapyaku (Shintaru Katsu), a put-upon taxi driver, wrecks his cab chasing down a hit-and-run driver and demolishes a restaurant in the process of defending the honor of a waitress. He soon finds himself being recruited against his will into a sinister criminal gang who are trying to take down the crime boss for whom they are supposed to be working. Frustrated and broke, he agrees to go join them. The gang claims to have hired him for his integrity, but eventually their complicated and violent plan begins to work on his conscience. The repeated appearance of the waitress at inopportune moments only serves to make him even more suspicious of the whole scheme.