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Plot: Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. However, in Japan he manages to escape, and as they try to track him down, they get deeper and deeper into the Japanese Mafia scene and they have to learn that they can only win by playing the game—the Japanese way.
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Good, but not that good.
Black Rain is an absolutely gorgeous movie to look at. And for the most part it’s highly entertaining and well acted – the guy playing Sato is brilliantly menacing. But occasionally, very occasionally, it descends into either complete predictability or downright cheesiness. A motorbike chase, well, that’s a surprise! And that award ceremony right near the end – why? It’s totally irrelevant, feel good factor nonsense – the sort of stuff you get with bog standard action movies. And this is not bog standard, and not really an action movie. Certainly underrated and deserving of a better audience than it has received, but ultimately let down by a few lapses in quality.
Underrated action thriller with depth and intelligence
BLACK RAIN is one of those underrated films that few people have heard of, let alone seen. It manages to exist on a number of levels, as a superbly competent action thriller, and as a cultural study into the relationship between the U.S. and Japan. It manages to exist on these multiple levels without sacrificing any for the good of another. It has at its center a complex spherical character in Michael Douglas’ Nick Conklin.
Nick is at first glance another bad-to-the-bone hard-boiled cop who wears a leather jacket, rides a Harley and shuns authority. Underneath, however, lies a man who is devoted to his children, and his personal integrity, who is now forced to struggle with the choices he has made.
There are also strong supporting characters in Charlie Vincent and Masahiro Matsumoto, played by Andy Garcia and Ken Takakura respectively. Charlie is Nick’s anchor, keeping him reigned in in front of authority, who tries not to take things as seriously as Nick except his job and his devotion to his partner.
Mas is a man who stresses honor and propriety, who is at first repelled by Nick and his ways. As the film progresses, he comes to a greater understanding of Nick, and comes to respect him as a cop, as a man of honor, and as a friend.
On top of all these elements, the film also delves into cross-cultural issues, namely how Japan and the U.S. are different in terms of politics, police procedure, and organized crime. It spends some time on the mutual exclusivity of these two cultures, how one cannot exist without the other, and how the have helped shape and form one another over many years without favoring one or the other.
All these things combined the film still manages to maintain itself as a highly competent action thriller, with taught suspenseful pacing, and an intelligent storyline. It also contains one of the best and most memorable endings in recent years, which alone makes the film worth watching.
Overall, I highly recommend this film to anyone who might enjoy this unconventional type of cops-and-gangsters film, a film with depth and intelligence. If you do, chances are this surprisingly excellent film will become one of your favorites as well.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 5 min (125 min)
Genre Action, Crime, Thriller
Director Ridley Scott
Writer Craig Bolotin, Warren Lewis
Actors Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura, Kate Capshaw
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 2 nominations.
Production Company Paramount Pictures, Pegasus Film Partners
Sound Mix Dolby SR
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints), 2.39 : 1
Camera Beaulieu Cine 8 (8 mm footage), Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Ultra Speed MKII and Cooke Lenses, Arriflex 35-III, Panavision Ultra Speed MKII Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 400T 5295, 250D 5297)
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 70 mm (blow-up), 35 mm (anamorphic)