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Takeshi "Beat" Kitano (Fireworks [Hana-Bi], Sonatine) literally explodes in a blaze of bullets and a flurry of wild action in his first English-language film. Also starring the incredibly talented Omar Epps (Love and Basketball) and Masayo Kato (Godzilla), BROTHER is one of the coolest, wildest, most intense thrill rides you've ever taken! A yakuza gangster (Kitano) is exiled to Los Angeles after his crime boss is murdered in a Tokyo gang war. Arriving in L.A. with a big bag of money and a really bad attitude, he hooks up with his half-brother, the leader of a small-time drug ring. Together with a local street hustler (Epps). the brothers declare war on the other local drug trafficers and ignite the bloodiest, dirtiest, nastiest power struggle the mean streets of L.A. have ever seen.
© 2000 Recorded Picture Company Limited and Office Kitano, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: There is too much hollow bloodshed in Brother, and the characters are stereotypically flat.
June 22, 2017
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June 21, 2017
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- Genre:Drama, Action
- Release Date:November 24, 2000
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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