Sympathy for the Underdog
Sympathy for the Underdog ★★½ Bakuto Gaijin Butai; Gamblers in Okinawa 1971
Old-fashioned yakuza Masuo Gunji (Tsuruta) is released after a 10-year prison stint and discovers that all the dock action has been commandeered by the Daitokai crime syndicate. So he gets his former crew together and tells them he wants to muscle in on the black market in Okinawa instead. This doesn't prove to be so easy. There's a suitably bloody final showdown between the criminal gangs. Japanese with subtitles. 93m/C DVD . JP Koji Tsurata, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Tsunehiko Watase, Noboru Ando, Kenji Imai, Akiko Kudo; D: Kinji Fukasaku; W: Kinji Fukasaku, Hiro Matsuda, Fumio Konami; C: Hanjiro Nakazawa; M: Takeo Yamashita.