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Tamio Kageyama in The Heartbreak Yakuza

The Heartbreak Yakuza

1987 NR

Assigned to knock off several members of a rival gang, young yakuza hit man Shuji (Akira Emoto) spares one thug's life in a moment of compassion. But it isn't long before the vengeful survivor is hot on his trail. Soon, Shuji reunites with a childhood sweetheart and resolves to leave the assassin business, a decision that could cost him his life. Masato Harada directs this gripping thriller, a precursor to John Woo's action classic The Killer.