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Boiling Point

1 rating: 4.0
1990 film direced by Takeshi Kitano

Takeshi Kitano's second film as a director and first as a credited screenplay writer.      Filmed in Japan and Okinawa.     

Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Release Date: September 15, 1990
MPAA Rating: R
1 review about Boiling Point

Did you ever have one of those days when you wish you'd stayed in bed?

  • Aug 20, 2009
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+4
Boiling Point is about a goofy guy who works at a convince store and plays sandlot baseball in his spare time. His head is always in the clouds dreaming about nothing. One day he accidentally insults a high ranking Yakuza member while at work. Then that's when all of his troubles begin.  The poor kid flees home to look for a gangster in Okinawa who will help him with his current situation. What he finds is probably worse than what the gangster had in mind for him.  Can the kid keep his head keep his head clear enough to realize that he's in a whole lot of trouble?

An interesting film by Kitano. This was his second directorial project (after taking over the directorial reigns for an ailing director in Violent Cop). Even though he's prominently featured in the film's trailer Kitano is only in the film for several scenes (but his part is very memorable). Don't be fooled by the trailer. This is not a hardcore Yakuza film. It's about a young dumb guy who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He should've "stayed in bed" that day.

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