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Language: English
Category: Movie / Action / Comedy / Drama
Original Title: Sukedachi-ya Sukeroku
Director: Kihachi Okamoto
Writers: Daisaku Ikuta,Kihachi Okamoto
Released: 2001
Duration: 1h 28min
Video type: Movie
A lively and rambunctious samurai who has made a successful living out there and developed quite a reputation returns to his hometown just in time for big things to go down. His methods are unconventional, but work. A town businessman has a few ideas and tricks up his sleeve to profit from his presence.
Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiroyuki Sanada Hiroyuki Sanada - Sukeroku Sukedachiya
Kyôka Suzuki Kyôka Suzuki - Osen
Takehiro Murata Takehiro Murata - Taro
Tatsuya Nakadai Tatsuya Nakadai - Umetaro Katakura
Shingo Tsurumi Shingo Tsurumi - Shinkuro Wakiya
Hirotarô Honda Hirotarô Honda - Hotta
Kyôko Kishida Kyôko Kishida - Otome
Keiju Kobayashi Keiju Kobayashi - Undertakert
Ittoku Kishibe Ittoku Kishibe - Oribe Sakakibara
Tôru Kazama Tôru Kazama - Okenosuke
Naoto Takenaka Naoto Takenaka - Enemy
Kyûsaku Shimada Kyûsaku Shimada - Enemy
Makoto Satô Makoto Satô - Enemy
Hiroko Isayama Hiroko Isayama - Revenger
Mami Okamoto Mami Okamoto - Revenger

This was Kihachi Okamoto's first film in over five years. It would be his last film. Okamoto passed away in 2005.

Reviews: [2]

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    This tense and amusing samurai drama stars Hiruyuki Sanada as a spirited entrepreneur who makes a living brokering negotiations between rival swordsmen. When a famous fighter (Tatsuya Nakadai) rolls into town, the broker discovers some clues to his past, and tries to flummox the designs of a corrupt official out to deflower his longtime love.

    Vengeance for Hire is a wonderful, low-budget throwback to those memorably offbeat samurai films of the mid-sixties, albeit with superb set design, photography, and acting. The plot unfolds at its own pace, then kicks in with a series of delicious set pieces guaranteed to keep an audience delighted and surprised.

    A real treat.
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    Hilarious Kangaroo

    Lively, fun, stylish movie about the wandering Sukeroku and what happens when he returns to his hometown after 7 years, arriving just as a big showdown is about to happen. Sanada's Sukeroku is a pleasure to watch: athletic, a bit hyper, a bit goofy -- you can't help but like him. He's living life to the fullest. Nakadai is a class act as an aging samurai facing his destiny. His performance is an unexpected bit of calm gravity. The action scenes are fast and fun, not realistic. The cinematography was very well done, making the most of limited sets. I found the jazzy score a minor distraction initially, but it fits the movie's mood.