Cops vs Thugs

24/02/2003
  |  Buy to Own: 19/04/2004
  |  100 min
Rated 18 by the BBFC

Synopsis

Kinji Fukasaku directs this Japanese crime drama which follows two warring Yakuza families as they look to increase their influence in Kurashima City. When a lucrative waterfront development becomes available, the Kawade gang quickly use their political connections to secure the deal. However, Kenji Hirotani (Hiroki Matsukata), the acting boss of the Ohara gang, also has his eyes on the property and recruits crooked detective Tokumatsu Kuno (Bunta Sugawara) to help him highjack the deal. With relations between the rival gangs at breaking point, it's not long before all-out war breaks out as the gangsters, police and local politicians all battle it out for control of the city.