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Odoru daisosasen (Bayside Shakedown) Reviews

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March 26, 2013
Japan's version of Police Academy. Not as goofy. Better story.
March 3, 2012
This is the big-screen sequel to a popular Japanese television drama called Bayside Shakedown. The series ran in Japan in 1997, and was followed up by three television specials before finally getting its big screen debut which has since spawned 2 sequels. This is a police drama with a difference as it does not include guns (in fact none of the officer carry guns!), car chases, or gratuitous violence. It's more about the humdrum life of police officers who want to do their job but get prevented from doing so by bureaucracy from their superiors. This movie features well-drawn characters such as the hot headed Aoshima, the tough female officer Sumire played by the adorable Eri Fukatsu and the Inspector Heihachiro Waku. There's also plenty of humour in this movie so it's not all serious. Fans of gritty cop dramas should steer clear. This was made for the fans of the original drama series and the filmmakers haven't changed any of the formula that made it popular in the first place. It has enough charm, humour and drama to make it a great and refreshing new take on a cop movie. I'm looking forward to watching the 2 sequels.
September 15, 2011
twist was lame, but besides that, it was pretty good.
½ June 13, 2011
Nice...
Aoshima, the one and only detective that we wish his quality to be in every policeman~ This movie brings a new story from the drama but again, we are moved by Aoshima's action towards his surroundings.. not to mention, the ending scene which clearly tells the audience to always move forward..

great Japanese movie!
March 10, 2011
This is the big-screen sequel to a popular Japanese television drama called Bayside Shakedown. The series ran in Japan in 1997, and was followed up by three television specials before finally getting its big screen debut which has since spawned 2 sequels. This is a police drama with a difference as it does not include guns (in fact none of the officer carry guns!), car chases, or gratuitous violence. It's more about the humdrum life of police officers who want to do their job but get prevented from doing so by bureaucracy from their superiors. This movie features well-drawn characters such as the hot headed Aoshima, the tough female officer Sumire played by the adorable Eri Fukatsu and the Inspector Heihachiro Waku. There's also plenty of humour in this movie so it's not all serious. Fans of gritty cop dramas should steer clear. This was made for the fans of the original drama series and the filmmakers haven't changed any of the formula that made it popular in the first place. It has enough charm, humour and drama to make it a great and refreshing new take on a cop movie. I'm looking forward to watching the 2 sequels.
July 15, 2010
Excellent movie. but 3rd movie is not ...... How about 3rd?
August 16, 2009
It was a very nice detective movie from Japan. It was in the 90s but 2003, they had come up a new one; the 2nd series. But of course, Yuji Oda is kinda old now compare to the 90s but it's even better. Good Japanese movie, good story and good cast.
June 1, 2008
The TV series is much much better!
February 26, 2008
OK movie I saw on plane back from Tokyo after stranded for 2 days in snow-covered Hokkaido.
February 18, 2008
This is so funny movie that I almost died because I laughed so much! Yuji Oda is great actor! And a good singer too... ;)
February 10, 2008
hihihi, very entertaining
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