Bayside Shakedown 2

Bayside Shakedown 2 (踊る大捜査線 THE MOVIE 2 レインボーブリッジを封鎖せよ!, Odoru Daisōsasen Za Mūbī Tsū Reinbōburizzi o Fūsaseyo!) is the second film based on the popular Bayside Shakedown TV series, known for its unique and humorous depiction of the Japanese police force while avoiding the conventions that define most police dramas. The movie was released in the summer of 2003. Bayside Shakedown 2 is the all-time highest grossing non-animated Japanese movie on domestic screens and earned 17.35 billion yen at the box office.[2]

Bayside Shakedown 2
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Official theatrical poster released in English
Directed byKatsuyuki Motohiro
Produced byChihiro Kameyama
Written byRyoichi Kimizuka
StarringYūji Oda
Toshirō Yanagiba
Eri Fukatsu
Distributed byToho
Release date
19 July 2003
Running time
138 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
Box office$155,138,312[1] (Japan)

PlotEdit

The movie takes place again in the fictional Wangan Station of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, in the five years since the previous movie, the once empty space within Wangan's jurisdiction (the station was once referred to disparagingly as "the empty space station" by the surrounding jurisdictions) has become a popular tourist attraction, the officers at Wangan Station now have their hands full dealing with all manner of tourist related issues. In a sign of how much has not changed in the last five years, when Detective Sergeant Shunsaku Aoshima and several of other detectives playing the part of terrorists defeat a Special Assault Team unit during a counterterrorism exercise in front of the police brass and the media, all the detectives promptly have their pay docked by headquarters.

When a string of murders of company execs begins taking place, Aoshima jumps at the opportunity to pursue something other than his current case, which he finds less than inspiring. However the powers that be have other ideas, and Wangan again plays host to a special investigation team from headquarters, led by Superintendent Okita, whose inflexible methods, reliance on technology over old fashioned police work, and condescending attitude towards the locals quickly leads to one fiasco after another, with the local officers working to clean up the resulting mess. Aoshima's friend Superintendent Shinji Muroi, assigned by headquarters to assist Okita, is again powerless to help the local officers as decisions are made by the higher ups.

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ReceptionEdit

During nine successive weeks it was number-one, a record that hasn't been matched since by a domestic live action film.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Box Office Mojo
  2. ^ "歴代ランキング - CINEMAランキング通信". Kogyotsushin.com. Retrieved 2012-08-31.
  3. ^ Kevin Ma (February 13, 2014). "Eternal Zero tops Japan B.O. for 8th week". Film Business Asia. Archived from the original on 2014-02-21. Retrieved February 13, 2014.

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