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37 Ratings

Fall Guy

Kamata koshin-kyoku

Directed by Kinji Fukasaku
Japan, 1982


A comedy that tells the story of a has-been samurai movie star who takes unfair advantage of the loyalty of one of his devoted followers.

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Fall Guy Directed by Kinji Fukasaku

Awards & Festivals

Kinema Junpo Awards

1983 | 6 wins including: Best Film

Awards of the Japanese Academy

1983 | 8 wins including: Best Film

1983 | 4 nominations including: Best Cinematography

What are people saying?

  • Mark Ayala's rating of the film Fall Guy

    An anomaly in Fukasaku career as it's a straight comedy with drama elements instead of a standard crime picture. But it's an extremely funny one and is one of my favorite films about film. Also interesting to know that this film help collapse the classic set-up of the Japanese film industry and eventually paved the way for Kadokawa Pictures. Was a huge hit in Japan and won the Japan Academy Prize for best picture.

  • dytokyo's rating of the film Fall Guy

    The screenwriter, Kouhei Tsuka, died of lung cancer just last month (on July 10, 2010) -- this very funny, much beloved film was one of Tsuka's most famous works. Alternatingly funny, sad and angry, at times over-the-top, but very human throughout.

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