Crying Freeman (live-action movie)

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Alternative title:
Freeman: Lágrima de un Asesino (Spanish)
クライングフリーマン (Japanese)
Genres: action, drama
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: One morning, while painting the landscape on the hills of San Francisco, CA, a Canadian woman named Emu O'Hara witnesses the murder of a Yakuza member at the hands of a man who sheds tears after each kill. He introduces himself to her as "Yo." Because of this, Emu is marked by Chinese Mafia rule as Yo's next victim. When she returns to her hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, members of the Shimazaki clan and an Interpol agent named Netah are on the scene in hopes of using Emu as bait to lure in Mr. Yo - infamously known in the crime world as "Crying Freeman." Yo's mission is further complicated when Emu reveals that she is in love with him. As a result, Yo must now protect Emu from both the Shimazaki Clan and "The Sons of the Dragons" - the Chinese Mafia that brainwashed him and trained him to be the perfect assassin.
Running time: 102 minutes
Vintage: 1995-09-14
Premiere date:
1995-09-14 (Canada - Toronto Film Festival)
1996-04-24 (France)
1996-07-15 (Spain)
1996-07-26 (Denmark)
1996-08-23 (Italy)
1996-09-12 (Sweden - Fantastisk Film Festival Lund)
1996-11-23 (Japan)
1997-05-09 (UK)
1997-05-29 (Germany)
1997-09-19 (Mexico)
1998-01-02 (Portugal)
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Comment:
French and Canadian-produced film loosely based on the first Crying Freeman graphic novel "Portrait of a Killer." Although Viz Communications advertised it on Animerica magazine and their reprints of the Crying Freeman graphic novels, this movie never saw a U.S. release, despite an announcement on Mark Dacascos' website in 2004 that it was picked up by Universal Focus (a subsidiary of Universal Pictures).
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
(none)
Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
Director: Christophe Gans
Executive producer:
Taka Ichise
Victor Hadida
Associate producer: Michele White
Cinematography: Thomas Burstyn
Production Design:
Alex McDowell
Douglas Higgins
Julie Condra as Emu O'Hara
Mark Dacascos as Yo Hinomura / Crying Freeman

Byron Mann as Tak Yuen Koh
Masaya Kato as Ryuji Hanada
Rae Dawn Chong as Detective Forge
Tchéky Karyo as Detective Netah
Yôko Shimada as Kimie Hanada

Akio Higashi as Yakuza Boss
Alex Diakun as Antonio Rossi
Annie Lee as Bordello Girl
Debbie Podowski as Customs Agent
Ed Hong-Louie as Soya Plant Supervisor
Floyd Faircrest as Gallery Assassin
Giorgio Miyashita as Ryuji's Bodyguard
Hidemine Endou as Temple Yakuza
Hiro Kanagawa as Temple Yakuza
Jerry Wasserman as Chief Randall
Ken Shimizu as Temple Yakuza
Kevan Ohtsuji as Takeshi Shimazaki
Kiyoto Matsumoto as Shimazaki's Bodyguard
Mako as Shido Shimazaki
Mark Oki as Mr. Dogaki
Michael Hirano as Yakuza
Mikal Tang as Koh's Driver
Minh Ly as Yakuza
Morgan Lam as Boy in Lobby
Murray Lowry as Head Customs Agent
Paul Wong as Photographer
Peter McGillion as Detective
Ravinder Toor as Detective
Russell Ferrier as Detective
Tong Lung as Shimazaki's Bodyguard
Victor Favrin as Gallery Assassin
Yuka Kobayashi as Lady Hanada's Maid
Yukio Kasukawa as Yakuza Boss
Zuien Konomura as Priest
English companies
French staff
French companies
(none)
Licensed by: TF1 Vidéo (France)
French cast
(none)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
ADR Director: Antonio Lara (Spain dub)
Translation: Josep Llurba (Spain dub)
ADR Script: Antonio Lara (Spain dub)
Belén Roca as Emu O'Hara(Catalan dub)
Claudi Domingo as Yo Hinomura / Freeman(Catalan dub)
Daniel Garcia as Yo Hinomura / Freeman(Spain dub)
Nuria Mediavilla as Emu O'Hara(Spain dub)

Alicia Laorden as Kimie Hanada(Spain dub)
Antonio Lara as Tak Yuen Koh(Spain dub)
Eduard Itchart as Tak Yuen Koh(Catalan dub)
Juan Antonio Bernal as Ryuji Hanada(Spain dub)
Julia Gallego as Detective Forge(Spain dub)
M. Carmen Alarcón as Kimie Hanada(Catalan dub)
Maria Lluïsa Maganya as Detective Forge(Catalan dub)
Miguel Ángel Jenner as Detective Netah(Spain dub)
Pep Torrents as Detective Netah(Catalan dub)
Santi Lorenz as Ryuji Hanada(Catalan dub)

Aurora García as Mery(Catalan dub)
Claudi García as Forge's Boss(Spain dub)
Eduardo Elías as Chief Randall(Catalan dub)
Ferran Llavina as Shido Shimazaki(Catalan dub)
Gal Soler as Antonio Rossi(Catalan dub)
Jaume Mallofre as Detective(Catalan dub)
Joaquín Díaz as Shido Shimazaki(Spain dub)
Miquel Bonet as Detective(Catalan dub)
Vicky Martínez as Kari(Catalan dub)
Spanish companies
Dubbing Studio: Sonoblok (Spain dub)
German staff
German cast
(none)
David Nathan as Yo Hinomura / Freeman

Gerald Paradies as Ryuji Hanada
Joachim Tennstedt as Detective Netha
Petra Barthel as Kimie Hanada
Thomas-Nero Wolff as Tak Yuen Koh
Ulrike Möckel as Detective Forge

Michael Christian as Antonio Rossi

German companies
Distributor: Warner Bros. (DVD)
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