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Back to Back (1996)

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An ex-cop finds himself caught up in a battle between Japanese mobsters and local gangland thugs and discovers that he was framed for wrong-doings by a corrupt cop.

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Roger Nygard

Writers:

Scott Nimerfro (as Lloyd Keith), Roger Nygard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Rooker ... Bob Malone
Ryo Ishibashi ... Koji
Danielle Harris ... Chelsea
John Laughlin ... Dussecq
Kô Takasugi Kô Takasugi ... Hideo
Bobcat Goldthwait ... Psycho
Vincent Schiavelli ... Leonardo
Stephen Furst ... Jimmy
Tim Thomerson ... Thomas
Fred Willard ... Loan Officer
Frank D'Amico Frank D'Amico ... Delorenzo
Leland Orser ... Wheelchair Guy
Jake Johannsen ... Officer Jones
Yasushi Kojima Yasushi Kojima ... Joe Snapper
Michael Ray Miller ... Deviant
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An ex-cop finds himself caught up in a battle between Japanese mobsters and local gangland thugs and discovers that he was framed for wrong-doings by a corrupt cop. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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yakuza | hitman | escape | mafia | revolver | See All (49) »

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It's time to clean house

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Action | Drama

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Rated R for strong violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

First Look Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Back to Back: American Yakuza 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Was released as "American Yakuza 2" in the UK. See more »

Alternate Versions

Finnish video version is cut by 18 seconds. See more »

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Follows American Yakuza (1993) See more »

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Written by Buddy Harris & Horace F. Harris
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Call 1-800-Psycho
1 June 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

Actually better that American Yakuza, even if it feature a strip club with no stripping. Sheesh!

Michael Rooker is an ex-cop trying to take care of his daughter Chelsea, played by Danielle Harris (Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, "That's Life", "The Wild Thornberrys", Halloween 4 & 5). He joins up with Ryo Ishibashi to take out a mobster to protect her.

Lots of shooting and the opening with Bob Goldthwait was a real riot. He really blows!

Also features the late Vincent Schiavelli.

One of many Pulp Fiction knockoffs, but it really is funny.


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