R | | Action, Crime, Drama
American private-eye Harry Kilmer returns to Japan to rescue a friend's kidnapped daughter from the clutches of the Yakuza.
This script sold for $300,000 (plus 30% of net profits) which was the highest amount ever paid for a script at the time.
Everywhere I look, I can't recognize a thing.
Oliver Wheat: It's still there. Farmers in the countryside may watch TV from their tatami mats and you can't see Fuji through the smog, but don't let it fool you. It's still Japan and the Japanese are still Japanese.
The plane that Kilmer is boarding at the end of the film is a Boeing 707, the one shown taking off in the last scene is a 727.
Rumors have abounded that a longer 123-minute version was released in Japan. Warner Bros. library archivists have stated that they have no evidence that such cut exists, and the longest print in their inventory is 112 minutes.