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"Dead or Alive" is an R-rated Japanese action film from 1999 that prominently features yakuza crime syndicates, perverse actions, and over-the-top levels of violence. While ex-yakuza member Ryuichi's small Triad gang is attempting to gain dominance within Shinjuku's criminal underworld, Det. Jojima is seeking to stop the Triad's influence and bring its thugs to justice. This results in a war between Triads and the Shinjuku yakuza, with Ryuichi and Jojima coming to a fateful series of skirmishes.

"Dead or Alive" is the first film in a disconnected trilogy that includes "Dead or Alive 2: Birds" and "Dead or Alive: Final."

Dead or Alive is an Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama movie that was released in 1999 and has a run time of 1 hr 45 min. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8 and a MetaScore of 49.

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R
| 1999 | 1 hr 45 min | 6.8/10 | 49/100
Cast
Riki Takeuchi, Shô Aikawa, Renji Ishibashi, Hitoshi Ozawa
Director
Takashi Miike
Produced By
Makoto Okada,Katsumi Ono,Toshiki Kimura
Language
Japanese
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Also starring Riki Takeuchi