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Hashire Melos! (movie)

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Alternative title:
El Heroe Legendario (Spanish)
Run Melos!
走れメロス! (Japanese)
Genres: adventure, drama
Themes: historical
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: We are in Sicilia at the times of Magna Grecia. Melos is a good boy from Messina and has come to Siracusa, the magnificent city of temples, to buy a ritual sword for his sister's marriage ceremony. He meets a very talented sculptor and they become friends. After a while king's guardians arrest Melos, while he was having a walk in the castle's gardens and Siracusa's king, obsessed by the idea of anybody willing to kill him, sentence him to death. Melos is desperate, but most of all he wants to be present at his sister's ceremony, so he asks the king three more days to go to Messina for the celebration and then turning back to Siracusa where he will accept the death penalty. The king does not trust him, but, trying to demonstrate that nobody could trust him, asks him to find a volunteer substitute in case he'd escaped. The sculptor friend accept to be Melos' substitute in this case...
User Ratings: 50 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 6 votes (sub:5, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Excellent: 8 votes (sub:5, ?:1, others:2
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
 Very good: 16 votes (sub:15, raw:1)
 Good: 10 votes (sub:8, raw:2)
 Decent: 7 votes (sub:7)
 So-so: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Not really good: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Weak: -
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 69 users, rank: #5911 (of 9585)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.720 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.4148, rank: #1210 (of 9708)
Weighted mean: 7.640 (Very good−), rank: #1271 (of 9708) (seen all: 7.71 / seen some: 9.00 / won't finish: 4.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.605 (Very good−), rank: #1063 (of 7289)
Running time: 107 minutes
Vintage: 1992-07-25
Premiere date:
1992-07-25 (Movie)
Ending Theme:
"そのままの君が好き" by Kazumasa Oda
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Masaaki Osumi
Screenplay: Masaaki Osumi
Music: Kazumasa Oda
Original story: Osamu Dazai (1940 short story)
Character Design: Hiroyuki Okiura
Art Director: Hiroshi Ōno
Animation Director: Hiroyuki Okiura
Director of Photography: Seiichi Morishita
Background Art: Hiroshi Ōno
Color design: Miyoko Kobayashi
Production manager: Seiichi Hirano
Recording Adjustment: Kazuo Umebayashi
Sound Adjustment Assistant: Tsutomu Asakura
Sound Effects: Mitsuru Kashiwabara
Sound Production: Chiaki Yamada
Special Effects: Takeshi Saitō
Technical Assistant: Mikio Mori
Japanese companies
Spanish cast
Spanish staff
Cesar Arias as Dionisio II
Jesus Barrero as Melos
Rocio Prado as Laisa
Salvador Delgado as Selininteus

Alejandro Villeli as Alexis
Araceli de Leon as Freyde
Humberto Velez as Kalipos

Agustín Sauret as Gallipeus
Alejandro Villeli as Narrator
Benjamin Rivera as Pipo
Daniel Abundis as Herrero #2
Gisela Casillas as Clía
Spanish companies
Canal 20 (Guadalajara, Mexico)
Cinema Golden Choice (Mexico)
OnceTV (Mexico)
Distributor: Videomax (Mexico/sub only)

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