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Stray Dog
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Stray Dog 1949


A young Toshire Mifune plays Murakami, a rookie police detective who finds his life in chaos after his gun is pick-pocketed from him on a crowded bus during a scorching heat wave in a 1940's Tokyo summer. Not willing to let this incident get the better of him, and possibly his job. Murakami sets out to track down and retrieve his stolen pistol. He is paired up with a laid back veteran officer, Sato, played wonderfully by Takeshi Shimura, together they set out on a determined hunt to find his gun, a hunt that puts Murakami into the dark Tokyo criminal underworld.

Release Date:October 17th, 1949
Running Time:122 minutes
Directed By:
Akira KurosawaAkira Kurosawa
Written By:
No image existsRyuzo Kikushima
Akira KurosawaAkira Kurosawa
Starring:
Toshiro MifuneToshiro Mifune
No image existsTakashi Shimura
No image existsKeiko Awaji
No image existsNoriko Sengoku
No image existsEijirô Tono
No image existsIsao Kimura
No image existsMinoru Chiaki
No image existsGen Shimizu
No image existsEiko Miyoshi
No image existsYasushi Nagata
No image existsIchirô Sugai
No image existsKatsuhei Matsumoto
No image existsTeruko Kishi
No image existsIchirô Sugai
No image existsFumiko Honma
No image existsReikichi Kawamura

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Stray Dog Movie Review by Movie Addict (6/21/2008)

This is Akira Kurosawa's venture into noir, and a definite departure for those who are more familiar with his samurai films. It stars Kurosawa regular Toshirô Mifune as a young war vet turned policeman, who loses his gun on a crowded streetcar. His wise boss pairs him with 25 year police veteran Takashi Shimura to find the...

(complete Stray Dog review by Movie Addict)



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