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Adrenaline Drive (1999)

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An unlikely couple meet, fall in love, and get rich in this comedy from Japan -- though not in that order. A student named Suzuki (Masanobu Ando) makes the mistake of hitting a limousine while driving one day. The limo turns out to be carrying a powerful Japanese gangster; his henchmen take Suzuki back to the mobster's hideout, when the building is suddenly destroyed by a faulty gas main. A nurse (Hikari Ishida) who happens to be in the neighborhood runs over to offer her help, and before either is quite sure what's happened, Suzuki and the nurse are fleeing with 170 million yen in hand and a motley collection of criminals on their trail.

Cast

Masanobu Ando
as Satoru Suzuki
Hikari Ishida
as Shizuko Sato
Yu Tokui
as Chinpira
Kazue Matsugae
as Head Nurse
Jovi Jova
as Chinpira (Yakuza)
Maggy
as Yamada
Kazue Tsunogae
as Head Nurse
Taro Suwa
as Shimada
Mithu Yamamoto
as Shimoda Cop
Youji Tanaka
as Bus Driver
Yuka Tanimura
as Convenience Shopper
Inaba
as New Face A
Teturo Orisaka
as Policeman A
Kimiyoshi Adachi
as Policeman B
Kanta Ogata
as Policeman C
Tatuo Kawakami
as Policeman D
Aturou Isoi
as Policeman E
Kiyoshi Mizokami
as Policeman F
Toshimasa Miyamura
as Policeman G
Takuya Miyamura
as Policeman H
Yuko Kameda
as Police Woman
Sumiji Miyake (II)
as Chief Policeman
Jirou Shindo
as Nakayama Cop
Masatoshi Yokomizo
as Photographer
Mituru Shiratori
as Ramen Shop, Master
Eiko Kawaguchi
as Ramen Shop, Master's Wife
Hidemasa Namoto
as New Face A
Tuneo Taguchi
as Hotelman
Jyunko Nagata
as Jewelry Shopper
Toshiyuki Koike
as News Caster
Akemi Kikuchi
as Nurse Dorm Adviser
Toshi Gotou
as Doctor A
Kumi Ito
as Nurse A
Yuuji Kotuka
as Policeman I
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Critic Reviews for Adrenaline Drive

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (6)

Stirs up about as much adrenaline as a good nap.

March 1, 2007 | Full Review…
Film Journal International

The film's humor arises mostly out of the flouting of Japanese social codes which admittedly don't necessarily translate to belly laughs for American audiences. Some of the supporting roles are played broadly and the seemingly indomitable bad guy is one o

January 11, 2007 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Murphy's Movie Reviews

A notable, tongue-in-cheek mélange of American action-film clichés, despite containing a baffling lack of most American action-film clichés.

May 30, 2003
Planet Sick-Boy

It plays as a gentle spoof on yakuza films...

November 13, 2002 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

...works because it's rather low-key...

August 23, 2002 | Rating: 3/4
Combustible Celluloid

A merry little romp through the world of gangsters, blood money and romance.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
EricDSnider.com

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