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Program Title: Kids Return
EASC Code: JK-12
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English, Chinese
Subject: Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: DVD
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Producer:
Release Date: 1996
Running Time: 107 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: Students at a second-rate high school, Masaru and Shinji cut classes and spend all their time flling around. They mock the teachers, distract the more studious pupils by performing cycle-stunts in the playground and finance their long hours in a coffee-shop by extorting small change from classmates' pockets. One day Masaru is beaten up by the protector of one of his regular victims. Humiliated, Masaru checks out a small boxing gym and begins to train Shinji, inevitably, follows suit… and turns out to have more strength and talent than his friend, Masaru soon quits the sport, but Shinji trains hard and begins to win some junior bouts. The next time Shinji sees him, Masaru has joined the yakuza as an amtitious young hoodlum...
Data Entry Date: 11/23/1999