R | | Action, Crime, Thriller
Two NYC cops arrest a Yakuza member and must escort him when he's extradited to Japan.
Ridley Scott's first cut of the film was 2 hours and 40 minutes long.
Give that to Internal Affairs. They can water my fucking plants!
The motorcycles are clearly small capacity (125, 250 or so) single cylinder trials bikes, probably two-strokes, but they produce the roar of a four-cylinder liter-size street racer. As part of the Yakuza initiation, new members will alter their bike to make as much noise as possible. They are then required to ride up and down a particular stretch of road revving their engine.
The end credits begin with a Japanese kanji, which can be translated as "complete" or "end" and is sometimes used at the end of Japanese films.
$9,677,102 (USA) (24 September 1989)