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The Outsider (2018)

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An epic set in post-WWII Japan and centered on an American former G.I. who joins the yakuza.

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Martin Zandvliet

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Andrew Baldwin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Leto ... Nick Lowell
Tadanobu Asano ... Kiyoshi
Kippei Shîna ... Orochi
Shioli Kutsuna ... Miyu
Emile Hirsch ... Paulie Bowers
Ray Nicholson ... American Stock Broker
Rory Cochrane ... Anthony Panetti
Nao Ohmori ... Hiromitsu
Min Tanaka ... Akihiro
Masaki Miura Masaki Miura ... Kentaro
Shun Sugata ... Prison Warden
Hiroya Shimizu Hiroya Shimizu ... Banjo
Hiro Hiro ... Satoru
Young Dais Young Dais ... Takeshi
Gô Jibiki ... Eiichi
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An epic set in post-WWII Japan and centered on an American former G.I. who joins the yakuza.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

9 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Outsider See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

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$1,869
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Trivia

When Jared Leto leaves prison at the beginning of the movie, the car he gets into is a 1958 Chrysler Imperial but, moments later, viewers are told the film is set in 1954. See more »

Goofs

When Nick runs into his buddy from pre-prison, the friend mentions rerunning into someone from his old unit. Then later mentions he's not in the Army anymore, but his friend is wearing a Marine uniform. See more »

Quotes

Kiyoshi: Orochi says the US Army is shipping guns back to the States. Their plan is to sell some of it before it leaves the port. The US Army cannot know that the Shiromatsu is involved.
Nick Lowell: Makes sense.
Kiyoshi: You will have to do this on your own. I understand if you won't do this, but if it goes right, everything will change.
Nick Lowell: And if it goes wrong?
Kiyoshi: It will come down on you and no one else.
Nick Lowell: Sounds like fun.
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Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Terrible Movies of 2018 So Far (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Gomen Nasai (Forgive Me)
Written by Itsurô Hattori (as Raymond Hattori) and Benedict Mayers
Performed by Errol Nakao & Japanese Modernaires Orchestra
Courtesy of Cord International & Hana Ola Records
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Enjoyable, but opportunity missed.
9 March 2018 | by thebackofmyhouseSee all my reviews

It's hard when the movie's main flaw is the main character. Nick is supposed to be this quiet and intense guy, but inconsistencies in both the writing and acting keeps this movie from being great. I like the concept. It's not an all-out action movie, more of a character study with bursts of violence. My kind of movie.

The 50's Osaka setting, the atmosphere, it's good. But the camera work doesn't take full advantage of the setting, and shots could've been better framed, better movement. The small budget shows. The audio mixing was acceptable but not great. In better hands, this movie would've been great. I'm not saying it's terrible, I enjoyed it. There wasn't any part of the movie where I got bored, I was engaged throughout. But at the same time, throughout the movie, I there were points where I was aware of how things could've been better.

I like Netflix doing unconventional stuff. But rather than make a lot of them, give them the budget they deserve to make them great.


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