Golgo 13: The Professional (movie)

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[ adapted from Golgo 13 (manga) ]

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    Golgo 13: Queen Bee (OAV) (sequel)

Alternative title:
Professional: Golgo 13
ゴルゴ13 (Japanese)
Genres: action, drama
Themes: military
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: After assassinating the son of business tycoon Leonard Dawson, Golgo 13 finds himself prey to the CIA and the U.S. Army, whom Dawson has personally hired to kill the assassin. As days pass by, Dawson slowly loses his sanity as he continues to plot every attempt to kill Golgo 13 even without caring about who hired the assassin to kill his son.
User Ratings: 319 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 15 votes (dub:9, sub:5, others:1
1 French dubbed
)
 Excellent: 21 votes (dub:11, sub:7, raw:2, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Very good: 49 votes (dub:25, sub:23, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Good: 66 votes (dub:37, sub:28, ?:1)
 Decent: 69 votes (sub:38, dub:29, others:2
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
)
 So-so: 36 votes (sub:19, dub:16, ?:1)
 Not really good: 15 votes (sub:7, dub:7, ?:1)
 Weak: 19 votes (dub:10, sub:9)
 Bad: 12 votes (dub:7, sub:5)
 Awful: 6 votes (sub:3, dub:2, ?:1)
 Worst ever: 11 votes (sub:6, dub:5)
Seen in part or in whole by 597 users, rank: #1551 (of 6020)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 6.063 (Decent), std. dev.: 2.3049, rank: #4288 (of 6014)
Weighted mean: 6.017 (Decent), rank: #4365 (of 6014) (seen all: 6.08 / seen some: 4.90 / won't finish: 1.78)
Bayesian estimate: 6.076 (Decent), rank: #3849 (of 4524)
Running time: 91 minutes
Vintage: 1983
Release dates: We have 11
Opening Theme:
"Pray for You" by Cindy Wood
Ending Theme:
"Golgo 13 and I" by Cindy Wood
Trivia: We have 4
Comment:
Golgo 13: The Professional was one of the first Japanese animated titles to incorporate 3D computer animation.
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DVD (Region 1)
    Golgo 13: The Professional (DVD) 2005-11-01 (from $20.00)
    Golgo 13: The Professional (DVD) 2012-07-24 (from $12.17)
VHS
    Professional: Golgo 13 (Dub.VHS) 1994-11-23 (from $17.75)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Osamu Dezaki
Original Manga: Takao Saito
Art Director: Shichiro Kobayashi
Animation Director: Akio Sugino
Director of Photography: Hirokata Takahashi
Assistant Director: Shunji Ôga
Music Composition: Toshiyuki Omori
Music producer: Seiji Suzuki
Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi
Theme Song Composition: Goji Tsuno (OP)
Goro Naya as Leonard Dawson
Tetsuro Sagawa as Duke Togo / Golgo 13

Kei Tomiyama as Robert Dawson
Kumiko Takizawa as Rita
Reiko Mutoh as Laura Dawson
Toshiko Fujita as Cindy / Doctor Zed

Daisuke Gouri as Cindy's Bodyguard
Ichirô Murakoshi as E. Young
Issei Futamata as Cindy's minion
Kazue Komiya as Rita
Kazuo Hayashi as Computer 1 Operator
Kiyoshi Kobayashi as General T. Jefferson
Koichi Chiba as The Watchmaker
Kôichi Kitamura as Albert
Kousei Tomita as Bob Bragan
Kumiko Takizawa as Emily Dawson
Rokuro Naya as Bishop Moretti
Shingo Kanemoto as F. Garbin
Shunsuke Shima as Pago
Takeshi Aono as Pablo
Yuusaku Yara as Lab Tech

Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
Script: Gregory Snegoff
Producer: Carl Macek

Commentary:
Jonathan Clements (Discotek DVD)
Osamu Dezaki (Discotek DVD)
Final Remix: Deb Adair
Post Production:
Scott Narrie
Tom Merchant
Production Executive: Andrew Berman (TMS)
Production manager: Jerry Beck
Gregory Snegoff as Duke Togo / Golgo 13
Michael McConnohie as Leonard Dawson

Diane Michelle as Rita
Ed Mannix as Gen. Jefferson
Eddie Frierson as Gold
Edie Mirman as Laura Dawson
Gregory Snegoff as Snake
Joyce Kurtz as Cindy
Karlyn Michelson as Emily Dawson
Kerrigan Mahan as Silver
Michael Reynolds as Lt. Bob Bragan
Tony Oliver as Robert Dawson

David Povall as F. Garvin
Jeff Winkless as Informant
John Dantona as Bishop Moretti
Kerrigan Mahan as Pablo
Michael Forest as E. Young
Milt James as Albert
Steve Kramer as Paco
English companies
Broadcaster: Anime Selects
Distributor:
Madman Entertainment (Australia)
Manga Entertainment (Great Britain & Ireland)
Licensed by:
Discotek Media
Orion (Expired)
Streamline Pictures (Expired)
Urban Vision
Recording Facility: Screenmusic Studios
French cast
French staff
ADR Director: Bruno Dubernat (new dub)
Jean Barney as Leonard Dawson(new dub)
Pascal Renwick as Leonard Dawson(old dub)
Patrick Borg as Duke Togo / Golgo 13(old & new dub)

Céline Rotard as Laura Dawson(new dub)
Hélène Otternaud as Rita(old dub)
Marie Gulla as Laura Dawson(old dub)
Patrick Borg as Robert Dawson(old dub)
Sybille Tureau as Cindy / Dr Zed(old dub)

Alain Margueritte as
F. Garvin(old dub)
Paco(old dub)
Snake(old dub)
Marc François as
Lieutenant Bob Bragan(old dub)
Pablo(old dub)
Pascal Renwick as Informaticien(old dub)
Patrick Borg as
Albert(old dub)
E. Young(old dub)
Patrick Laplace as
Général Jefferson(old dub)
Morretti(old dub)
Sybille Tureau as Emily Dawson(old dub)

Claire Guyot(new dub)
Michel Vigné(new dub)
French companies
Distributor: Manga Video
Dubbing: S.T.A.R.T. (old dub)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
César Martínez as Duke Togo / Golgo 13(Spain dub)
José Antequera as Leonard Dawson(Spain dub)

Angel de Gracia as Robert Dawson(Spain dub)
Lola Oria as Rita(Spain dub)
María Pilar Quesada as Laura Dawson(Spain dub)

Antonio García Moral as Lt. Bob Bragan(Spain dub)
Fernando Ulloa as Albert(Spain dub)
Javier Viñas as Watchmaker(Spain dub)
José Félix Pons as General Jefferson(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: TV3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
Dubbing Studio: Q.T. Lever (Spain dub)
German staff
German companies
(none)
Distributor:
ACOG
OVA Films
German cast
(none)
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