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Brother (2001)

Rating:R (for pervasive strong violence, language and brief nudity)
Genre:Drama, Suspense/Thriller
Release Date:January 19, 2001
Running time:107 minutes
Cast:Takeshi Kitano, Omar Epps, Claude Maki, Masaya Kato, Susumu Terajima
Director:Takeshi Kitano
Producer:Masayuki Mori, Jeremy Thomas, Claude Maki, Peter Watson, Takeshi Kitano
Writer:Takeshi Kitano
Distributor:Sony Pictures Classics

Description: When Yakuza gangster Yamamoto is forcibly retired from his clan after a hostile takeover, he flies from Tokyo to Los Angeles to find his younger half brother Ken, whom he believes he has been financing through college. When he finds that Ken has dropped out of school to run a sloppy drug-dealing operation with his buddy Danny, Yamamoto slaps him on the back of the head in disgust, then shows the motley crew how to take over the LA underworld, Yakuza style. In the most violent ways imaginable, Yamamoto transforms the ragtag gang into a styling posse of professional punishers and schools them in a kamikaze code of honor that puts all other forms of gang bonding to shame.

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