Showdown at Nagasaki
Showa yakuza keizu Nagasaki no kao
Release Date : October, 18th, 1969
Running Time : 94 min
Genre : Feature
Color : Color
Screening Format : -
Screen Size : Cinema Scope (1:2.35)
[ Directed by ] NOMURA Takashi
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[ Story ]
When Keiji Takama (Tetsuya Watari) returns to Nagasaki, he finds many changes. The rights of the entertainment field that had been held by his family have been taken over by the Matsui Group, a new gangster setup. So he becomes head of the Takama Group to regain lost territory.
With the cooperation of all the Bosses from Tokyo to Nagasaki, who had known his father, Keiji recovers the rights to put on shows at the City Hall. As he had feared, however, Matsui
(Yoshiaki Aoki) begins to interfere with his plans. Keiji's men are furious, but he knows better than to take up the cudgels with Matsui at this im- portant time.
Whatever Matsui does, Keiji goes one better. Frustrated and bitter, Matsui calls in the help of Koiwa (Noboru Ando), a killer. Now, having tried his best to oust Keiji but finding that he is made of sterner stuff than he had counted on, he decides to have Koiwa do away with him for good.
Keiji feels that all his troubles and efforts to keep peace have been amply repaid when a big crowd turns out to see the show he has put on. In retaliation, one of his men is killed by Matsui's henchmen. Feelings now run high among his men but still Keiji holds his peace.
It is only when Shinkichi (Kanjuro Arashi), one of his most loyal followers and like a father to him, is killed that Keiji finally decides that it is high time to have a showdown with Matsui. As they stand face to face, Matsui knows a moment of sheer terror and falls, with blood spurting out of a gaping wound.
【Quoted from the database of Nikkatsu Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1970.13.1】
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