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Black Rain (1989)
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Review Date: September 21, 2001
Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: Craig Bolotin, Warren Lewis
Producers: Stanley R. Jaffe, Sherry Lansing
Actors:
Michael Douglas
Andy Garcia
Kate Capshaw
Review:
An above-average gritty cop thriller starring Michael Douglas in a role different than the "rich guy getting screwed over" role that he's been stuck in ever since.

This movie delivers a good story, a unique setting in Japan and its underworld, a fun co-star in Andy Garcia, and just enough action to satisfy all popcorn lovers.

Slap that on to an undertone dealing with the cultural differences between the two peoples, some fine directing from the eye of Ridley Scott and one of the most memorable depatitation scenes of all time, and the picture definitely deserves a look on video.

Sure the "American knows best" thing gets a little tired, but all in all, the film delivers a solid, dark thrilling ride.

Stars Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia and Kate Capshaw
(c) 2014 Berge Garabedian
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