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Shinjuku Incident (2009)

San Suk si gin (original title)
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A simple Chinese immigrant wages a perilous war against one of the most powerful criminal organizations on the planet.

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Tung-Shing Yee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Steelhead
Naoto Takenaka ... Inspector Kitano
Daniel Wu ... Jie
Jinglei Xu ... Xiu Xiu / Yuko Eguchi (as Xu Jing Lei)
Masaya Katô ... Toshinari Eguchi
Bingbing Fan ... Lily (as Fan Bing Bing)
Tôru Minegishi Tôru Minegishi ... Koichi Muranishi
Kenya Sawada ... Nakajima (as Kenya)
Jack Kao ... Gao Jie
Paul Chun ... Uncle De
Suet Lam ... Old Ghost
Hiroyuki Nagato Hiroyuki Nagato ... Hara Ooda
Yasuaki Kurata ... Taro Watagawa
Kar Lok Chin ... Hongkie (as Chin Ka Lok)
Ken Lo ... Little Tai (as Kenneth Low)
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In China, the poor worker Tietou repairs tractors and misses his sweetheart Xiu Xiu, back in Japan, she having never sent any news to her family or him. While illegally emigrating to Japan, Tietou loses his Chinese documents and so cannot return to his country. He is welcomed by his countrymen who lodge and work in Shinjuku where they also help him to find illegal work. While running from a police raid through the sewage system where Chinese are illegally working, Tietou saves Inspector Kitano from drowning in the dirty water. Later, after an incident with his cousin, Joe, and a Taiwan gang, Tietou saves the powerful Yakuza boss Toshinari Eguchi. He is the husband of Xiu Xiu, who is now called Yuko and are parents of a little daughter. The mobster offers a dirty job to Tietou; in retribution, he promises to deliver the quarter dominated by the Taiwan gang to him. Tietou becomes the boss of the Chinese illegal immigrants. But his peaceful methods make him unpopular and Tietou starts to... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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They destroyed his life... Now he'll destroy them all. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic violence, brief sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Release Date:

2 April 2009 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Jackie Chan in Shinjuku Incident See more »

Filming Locations:

China See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Emperor Dragon Movies See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Steelhead's real name is Zhao Tie, which translates as "Iron Zhao". See more »

Goofs

Jackie Chan's character's name, Tie Tou, is translated as "Steelhead", but the literal translation should be iron head. See more »

Alternate Versions

Hong Kong theatrical version was cut to secure a Cat IIB rating. DVD release is uncut with a Cat III rating. See more »

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A great story and face-pace movie, but lack of excellent cinematography and editing
2 April 2009 | by jetty2728See all my reviews

Another inspiring and meaningful movie directed by Derek Yee, he still intends to educate his audience after the success of "Protege" The story of the movie is very very good indeed. 10years of planning in pre-pro gives Derek Yee a solid script, but he tends to inject too many incidents and characters to the movie. Which is why, he didn't actually put all his effort into every scenes. I cannot really recognize his style in this movie, but of course he is still very focusing on the message of the story. No action and stunts by Jackie Chan, which is...quite weird for me....but we all gotta try to accept him...maybe give him a chance. Another fantastic performance by Daniel Wu, always maintain his own acting style while he has already possessed to his character. "Shinjuku Incident" is a movie that is worth for a watch, if you are not looking for an excellent cinematography and editing aspects.


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