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Brother

Year:
Duration:
114 min
Genres:
Crime | Drama | Thriller
IMDB rate:
7.3
Director:
Takeshi Kitano
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2000-11-24
Filming Locations: Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California, USA
Earnings
Budget: $10,000,000
Opening Weekend: $60,029 (USA) (22 July 2001)
Gross: $447,750 (USA) (30 September 2001)
Cast
Actor
Character
Takeshi Kitano
Aniki Yamamoto
Omar Epps
Denny
Claude Maki
Ken
Masaya Katô
Shirase
Susumu Terajima
Kato
Royale Watkins
Jay
Lombardo Boyar
Mo
Ren Ôsugi
Harada
Ryo Ishibashi
Ishihara
James Shigeta
Sugimoto
Tatyana Ali
Latifa (as Tatyana M. Ali)
Makoto Ohtake
Chief of Police
Kôen Okumura
Hanaoka
Naomasa Musaka
Hisamatsu
Rino Katase
Night Club Madame
Tetsuya Watari
Jinseikai Boss
Ren Murakami
Minamino
Joy Nakagawa
Marina
Wanda-Lee Evans
Denny's Mother
Tony Colitti
Roberto
Koyo Into
Nishida
Alan Marco
Bellboy (as Alan Garcia)
Antwon Tanner
Colin
Joseph Ragno
Mafia Boss Rossi
Nynno Ahli
Oscar (as Nynno Ali)
Paul Feddersen
Limo Driver
Dan Gunther
Killer Waiter
Robert Covarrubias
Mexican Mafia Officer
Anthony Vatsula
Mexican Mafia Officer
Al Vicente
Victor's Deputy
Luis Angel
Victor's Henchman
Bradley Jay Lesley
Moose (as Brad 'The Animal' Lesley)
Lobo Sebastian
Yamamoto's Bodyguard
Tomas Chavez
Victor's Driver
Don Sato
Sushi Bar Owner
Hideo Kimura
Sushi Bar Part-Timer
Yauoi Otani
Sushi Bar Waitress (as Yayoi Otani)
Tuesday Knight
Prostitute (as Tuesday Night)
Yuji Hasegawa
Whorehouse Customer
Chuma Hunter-Gault
Sly
Kool Moe Dee
Jack
Peter Spellos
Taxi Driver
Amaury Nolasco
Victor
Jack Ong
Chinese Boss
Tad Horino
Coffee Shop Owner
Mike Wu
Chinese Boss
Alvin Ing
Doctor
Herschel Sparber
Geppetti's Bodyguard
John Aprea
Mafia Boss Geppetti
Christopher DerGregorian
Mexican Mafia Hitman (as Christopher Dergregorian)
Manny Perez
Mexican Mafia Hitman
Eddie Garcia
Mexican Mafia Henchman
Rainbow Borden
Yamomoto's Henchman
Manny Gavino
Yamomoto's Henchman
Hiroshi Otaguro
Yamomoto's Henchman
Eiji Inoue
Shirase's Henchman
Yoshi Tomo Kaneda
Mafia Hitman (as Akira Kaneda)
Geoff Meed
Rossi's Bodyguard
Shôken Kunimoto
Ohyama
Shûhei Saga
Matsumoto
Takashi Nishina
Mikage Sano
Joseph Aguilar
Thug 3 (uncredited)
Erick Carrillo
Mexican hitman (uncredited)
Gary Cruz
Mexican Mafia Soldier (uncredited)
Noel Gugliemi
Mexican Mafia Soldier (uncredited)
Miguel Mas
Mexican Mafia Hitman (uncredited)
Pat Morita
Guy at the poker table (uncredited)
Thomas Rosales Jr.
First Mexican Mafia Boss (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
The dead bodies found in the headquarters (toward the end of the film) are arranged in the Japanese symbol (kanji) for "death".
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Kitano reputedly had problems working with Masaya Katô. Kato had his own ideas, and Kitano would get so upset that he would yell at him. In the scene where Aniki tells Shirase to put out the cigars, it is really Kitano yelling at Kato.
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Heavily cut for violence by the MPAA to obtain an 'R' Rating in the United States.
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Goofs
Ken takes the photo of the potential blackmail victim with his right hand while his left hand is on the table. In the close-up he's holding it with both hands, and then he returns the picture with his right hand while his left hand is on the table again.
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When the driver of the car carrying Aniki is shot from behind, we see his blood splattered on the windscreen. There's also a crack on it, but when we cut to the car crashing from the outside, the windscreen is clean.
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The car that explodes is a Lexus. When the gang see the flaming wreck, it's a different car.
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Quotes
Mo: What are you guys gonna do?
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Aniki Yamamoto: I understand "fucking Jap," asshole!
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Kato: [knocked down by a pistol butt] Aniki?
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Photos from cast
Darryl M. Bell