R | | Action, Crime, Thriller
A Tokyo cop is sent to Los Angeles to help an LAPD detective break up a yakuza (Japanese organized crime syndicate) ring operating in the city.
Akashi (John Nishio)'s monologue about imagining one's final hour and the various ways of dying while meditating is taken from the unwritten Samurai code of conduct, known as Bushido, which states that absolute loyalty to death must be worked at every day. One should begin each day in quiet meditation, imagining one's final hour and various ways of dying - by bow and arrow, gun, spear, cut down by the sword, swallowed up by the sea, jumping into a fire, being struck by lightning, crushed in an earthquake, falling off a cliff, death from illness, sudden death - and thus one should begin the day by dying.
The day ends in quiet meditation, imagining one's final hour and the various ways of dying: by bow and arrow... gun... spear... cut down by a sword... swallowed up by the sea... jumping into a fire... being struck by lightning... crushed by an ...
After Akashi shoots the yakuza punk in Mickey's garden, Mickey says "that's not the one who killed your brother", but it was stated earlier that it was Akashi's sister who was killed by the yakuza, he told Mickey that he was her brother.
The movie begins with the title as "Oer Kill" until the V drops down and makes it "Over Kill"