The story follows three pairs of characters, all of whom are fleeing an illegal Thai boxing match.
The first characters shown are two restaurant workers. One persuades the other to take part in the boxing match, in place of an absent boxer. Although the bout was rigged to end in his defeat in the second round, he knocks his opponent out within seconds of the start. The pair are soon involved in a high-speech car chase with angered members of the yakuza.
The second pair of characters are two young businessmen who choose to eat at the restaurant where the boxing match is takes place, unaware of its yakuza connections. They flee the after a police raid and are involved in a high-speed car-chase with a patrol car.
The third pair of characters are in need of money to pay for damage they caused to a yakuza’s expensive car. They attend the bout to steal the takings but one of them is shot and his friend drives him around in search of a hospital. —Wikipedia
Sabu (サブ Sabu?, born November 18, 1964) is the pseudonym of Japanese actor and director Hiroyuki Tanaka (田中博行[ Tanaka Hiroyuki?).
Born in Wakayama Prefecture, Sabu studied at an Osaka fashion school before deciding to go to Tokyo to become a professional musician. It was suggested he try acting and in 1986 he made his film debut in Sorobanzuku. He earned his first starring role in the 1991 World Apartment Horror, a live-action film directed by Katsuhiro Ōtomo of Akira fame. Working from a script he wrote himself, he made his directorial debut with the 1996 Dangan Runner, a film that set his early style of “quirky action-comedies propelled by characters who hurtle headlong though squirming narratives steered more by the forces of incidence and coincidence than the actions of the protagonists themselves.” Shin’ichi Tsutsumi played the lead in Sabu’s first five films. Blessing Bell, starring Susumu Terajima (who has played minor roles in nearly all of Sabu’s films), was a turn away… read more