- Release Date
- January, 24th, 1970
- Running Time
- 95 min
- Screening Format
- Screen Size
- Cinema Scope (1:2.35)
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[ Story ]
Japan seems good to Teppei Hondo (Tetsuya Watari)afterayearonacargoship. Hehadkilled two Shinwa Group men four years ago for killing his brother. After serving a 3-year prison term, he had thought of going home but his father, the
Boss of the !-:Iondo Group, had told him to stay away another year, so he had gone to sea.
Learning from Boss Hayasaki that his father and the Shinwa Group are still at odds, Teppei decides to stay with Hayasaki. However, he is uneasy because he feels that Boss Hayasaki is not really as friendly as he appears to be on the surface, so he moves in with Captain Kuroki (Joe Shishido) at the Seamen's Hotel.
Even here, Teppei feels that he is being shadow- ed by someone. His fears prove true. Hayasaki, a friend of the Shinwa Group, sends men to kill him. Teppei is saved by a man named Ginzo Yamada (Ryohei Uchida) but, somehow, is unable to trust him.
Teppei is right again in his hunch, for Ginzo has been hired by Hayasaki to kill him. Teppei also discovers that Ritsuko (Yoshiko Kayama), whom he had met a few days before, is Ginzo's woman. Ginzo challenges Teppei to fight and chooses death to leave Ritsuko to the better man.
Then things begin to happen thick and fast. Failing to rub out Teppei, the Shinwa men attack and kill his father. They also kill Hotta who is hurrying to Yokohama to tell Teppei. When Teppei hears of this, single-handed, he avenges their deaths and Captain Kuroki finds him.stand- ing over the bodies of his enemies.
Teppei is uncertain what to do but Kuroki and Sagawa, the owner of the Seamen's Hotel, dis- suade him from giving himself up and urge him to board ship again. The day Teppei leaves Yoko- hama, Ritsuko watches the cargo boat as it sinks below the horizon, her eyes brimming with tears.
【Quoted from the database of Nikkatsu Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1970.13.2】
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