Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

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©2001 Sunrise • Bones • Bandai Visual.

Alternative title:
Cazadores de Recompensas (Spanish)
Cazadores De Recompensas: Cowboy Bebop (Spanish)
Cowboy Bebop - Il Film (Italian)
Cowboy Bebop, le film (French)
Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Cowboy Bebop: La película (Spanish)
Cowboy Bebop: O Filme (Portuguese)
Cowboy Bebop: Pukając do nieba bram (Polish)
Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no Tobira (Japanese)
Esquadrão Be-Bop (Portuguese)
Kowboj Bebop (Polish)
Ковбой Бибоп: Достучаться до небес (Russian)
カウボーイビバップ 天国の扉 (Japanese)
天國之扉 (Chinese (Taiwan))
카우보이 비밥 천국의 문 (Korean)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: As the Cowboy Bebop crew travels the stars, they learn of the largest bounty yet, a huge 300 million oolongs. Apparently, someone is wielding a hugely powerful chemical weapon, and of course the authorities are at a loss to stop it. The war to take down the most dangerous criminal yet forces the crew to face a true madman, with bare hope to succeed.
User Ratings: 6003 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1103 votes (dub:570, sub:481, ?:16, edit.dub:5, raw:3, others:28
11 Spanish subtitled
5 Portuguese subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
2 Russian subtitled
2 Korean subtitled
1 Danish subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 German dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 French dubbed
 Excellent: 2241 votes (dub:1077, sub:1055, ?:25, edit.dub:15, raw:10, others:59
11 Spanish subtitled
9 Spanish dubbed
7 Italian dubbed
7 German dubbed
5 Russian subtitled
4 Polish subtitled
4 French subtitled
4 Portuguese subtitled
2 Russian dubbed
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Turkish Sub subtitled
1 Polish dubbed
1 Dutch subtitled
1 German
1 Italian subtitled
 Very good: 1532 votes (sub:793, dub:662, raw:9, edit.dub:7, ?:7, others:54
16 Spanish subtitled
9 Portuguese subtitled
6 Spanish dubbed
4 Dutch subtitled
4 French subtitled
3 Russian subtitled
3 German dubbed
3 Polish subtitled
2 Swedish subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 French dubbed
 Good: 757 votes (sub:411, dub:313, raw:4, ?:4, edit.dub:3, others:22
3 Spanish dubbed
3 Spanish subtitled
3 Italian dubbed
3 French subtitled
2 French dubbed
2 German dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 Swedish subtitled
 Decent: 224 votes (sub:128, dub:81, ?:4, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:9
3 Spanish subtitled
2 Italian dubbed
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 French dubbed
 So-so: 81 votes (sub:44, dub:32, ?:2, raw:1, others:2
1 Italian dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
 Not really good: 27 votes (sub:13, dub:8, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:4
2 German dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
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 Weak: 20 votes (sub:13, dub:7)
 Bad: 8 votes (sub:4, dub:3, edit.dub:1)
 Awful: 2 votes (dub:1, others:1
1 Polish subtitled
 Worst ever: 8 votes (sub:5, dub:2, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
Seen in part or in whole by 10347 users, rank: #37 (of 7626)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.444 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.27, rank: #183 (of 7648)
Weighted mean: 8.383 (Very good+), rank: #185 (of 7648) (seen all: 8.39 / seen some: 7.00 / won't finish: 5.05)
Bayesian estimate: 8.382 (Very good+), rank: #105 (of 5773)
Running time: 120 minutes
2006-05-06 (IFC Canada)
Premiere date:
2001-09-01 (Japan)
2002-08-11 (USA - American Cinematheque's Festival)
2002-08-30 (USA)
2002-10-11 (Spain - Sitges Film Festival)
2002-11-07 (Canada - Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema)
2002-11-16 (Norway - Oslo International Film Festival)
2003-03-06 (Australia)
2003-04-04 (USA - limited release)
2003-05-23 (Italy)
2003-06-27 (UK)
2003-07-01 (Argentina)
2003-07-17 (New Zealand - Auckland International Film Festival)
2003-08-16 (Germany - Hamburg Fantasy Filmfest)
2003-09-12 (Brazil)
2003-09-24 (Belgium)
2003-10-01 (Denmark)
2003-10-01 (France)
2005-09-03 (USA - Cartoon Network Adult Swim)
2006-06-29 (Cartoon Network Latin America)
2007-04-28 (Finland - Nelonen)
2008-01-20 (Philippines, GMA Network's Sunday Night Box Office)
2009-10-26 (Animax Latin America)
Release dates: We have 4
Opening Theme:
"Ask DNA" by The Seatbelts featuring Raju Ramayya
Ending Theme:
"Gotta Knock a Little Harder" by The Seatbelts featuring Mai Yamane
Insert song:
"Cosmic Dare" by The Seatbelts featuring Reynada Hill
"Diggin'" by The Seatbelts featuring Steve Conte
"Is It Real?" by The Seatbelts featuring Scott Matthew
"No Money" by Hassan Bohmide
Trivia: We have 20
The name for the North American release was changed in order to avoid intellectual rights infringements issues in relation to Bob Dylan's "Knocking On Heavens Door."
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Blu-Ray (Region A)
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DVD (Region 1)
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Universal Media Disc
    Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (UMD) 2005-07-26 (from $11.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Screenplay: Keiko Nobumoto
Music: Yoko Kanno
Original creator: Hajime Yatate
Character Design: Toshihiro Kawamoto
Art Director: Atsushi Morikawa
Animation Director: Toshihiro Kawamoto
Mechanical design: Kimitoshi Yamane
Sound Director: Katsuyoshi Kobayashi
Cgi Director: Tsuyoshi Hanzawa
Co-Director: Yoshiyuki Takei
Director of Photography: Youichi Oogami
Executive producer:
Ryohei Tsunoda (Bandai Visual)
Takayuki Yoshii (Sunrise)
Action Animation Director: Yutaka Nakamura
Assistant producer:
Atsushi Yukawa
Naoko Ueki
Color design: Shihoko Nakayama
Display Design: Yoshinori Sayama
Editing: Shuichi Kakesu
Mechanical animation Director: Masami Goto
Music Director: Yukako Inoue
Music Engineer: Masashi Yabuhara
Music producer:
Shiro Sasaki
Toshiaki Ohta
Music Publicity: Shousei Ito
Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi
Theme Song Lyrics:
Hassan Bohmide ("Hamduche")
Raju Ramayya ("Cosmic Dare")
Tim Jensen
Theme Song Performance:
Hassan Bohmide ("No Money")
Mai Yamane ("Gotta Knock a Little Harder")
Raju Ramayya ("Ask DNA")
Reynada Hill ("Cosmic Dare")
Scott Matthew ("Is It Real?")
Steve Conte ("Diggin'")
Ai Kobayashi as Electra
Aoi Tada as Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV
Kōichi Yamadera as Spike Spiegel
Megumi Hayashibara as Faye Valentine
Tsutomu Isobe as Vincent Volaju
Unshō Ishizuka as Jet Black

Eisuke Yoda as Antique Store Owner
Hidekatsu Shibata as Colonel
Hiroshi Naka as Jovin
Houko Kuwashima as Female Cashier
Isshin Chiba as Robber C
Jin Hirao as Antonio
Junichi Sugawara as Robber B
Jūrōta Kosugi as Harris
Katsuyuki Konishi as Robber D
Kazuhiko Inoue as Ghadkins
Kazusa Murai as Riley Journalist
Kazuya Ichijou as Crime Lab Group B
Kinryuu Arimoto as Captain
Kujira as Old Lady
Masuo Amada as Robber A
Mickey Curtis as Rasheed
Miki Nagasawa as Judy
Nobuo Tobita as Murata
Renji Ishibashi as Rengie
Rikiya Koyama as Steve
Takashi Nagasako as Caster
Takehiro Koyama as Laughing Bull
Toshihiko Nakajima as Carlos
Tsutomu Taruki as Punch
Yousuke Akimoto as Crime Lab Group A
Yūji Ueda as Lee Samson
Yūsaku Yara as Hoffman
Yutaka Nakano as Pop
Japanese companies
Animation Production: BONES
Bandai Channel
Distributor: Sony Pictures
Dubbing Studio: Tokyo TV Center
Laboratory: Tokyo Laboratory
Music Production: Victor Entertainment
Paint: M I
Photography: Anime Film
Publicity: Major, Inc.
Recording Facility: APU Studio
Sound Production: Audio Planning U
special effects: Marix
Titles: Maki Production
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
Translation: Rika Takahashi
ADR Script: Marc Handler
ADR Engineer: Michael S. Miller
ADR Recording: James L. Nolan
Casting Director: Kevin Seymour (uncredited)
Production Coordination: Osamu Maseba
Re-Recording Mixing: Steve Ticknor
Recording Facility Engineer: Les Claypool III
Script Timing & Layout: Stephen Apostolina (uncredited)
Sound Supervision: Les Claypool III
Beau Billingslea as Jet Black
Daran Norris as Vincent Volaju
Jennifer Hale as Electra
Melissa Fahn as Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV
Steven Jay Blum as Spike Spiegel
Wendee Lee as Faye Valentine

Barbara Goodson as Old Woman
Bob Papenbrook as Antique Dealer
Crispin Freeman as Operator
Dave Wittenberg as
ISSP Analyzer
Lee Sampson
Tortoise Cleaning Co. Janitor #2
Doug Stone as
Trick 'R Treat Shotgun Man
Ewan Chung as ISSP Kappa Squad
Fred Toma as Moroccan Villager A
Grant Albrecht as Hoffman
Jad Mager as Spy A
Jamieson K. Price as
Alba City Mayor
Analyzer B
Jerry Gelb as Shadkins
Joe Ochman as
Climate Control Worker
Warehouse District Guard
Water Treatment Facility Worker
John Snyder as Bob
Kevin Seymour as
Antonio (uncredited)
Jobim (uncredited)
Kirk Baily as Robber D
Kirk Thornton as Steve
Lex Lang as
ISSP Zeta Squad
Spy B
Lia Sargent as Judy
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as Chris Riley
Michael Desante as Moroccan Villager C
Michael Forest as Ticket
Michael Gregory as Laughing Bull
Michael Lindsay as Taxi Driver
Michael Reisz as Murata
Michael Reynolds as Colonel
Michelle Ruff as Cashier
Mirron E. Willis as Harris
Murphy Dunne as Captain
Nicholas Guest as Rasheed
Paul St. Peter as
Mark Rather
Peter Lurie as
ISSP Delta Squad
Spy C
Tortoise Cleaning Co. Janitor #1
Peter Spellos as
Randy Montgomery as Transvestite (uncredited)
Ron Rogge as
Weather 2
Said Faraj as Moroccan Villager B
Steve Kramer as Carlos
Tom Wyner as Rengle

English companies
Image Entertainment (2010)
Madman Entertainment (Australia and New Zealand; 20th anniversary release only)
Ster-Kinekor Home Entertainment (South Africa)
Umbrella Entertainment (Australia and New Zealand; 2016)
Post Production: Sony Pictures Studios
Destination Films
Rosas Productions (Featurettes)
Recording Facility: POP Sound
Translation: ZRO Limit Productions
Korean staff
Korean cast
Gi-Hyeon Kim as Jet Black
Ja-Hyeong Gu as Spike Spiegel
Jeong-Hwa Yang as Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV
Mi-Suk Jeong as Faye Valentine
Seon-Hye Kim as Electra
Wan-Gyeong Seong as Vincent Volaju

Beom-Gi Hong as Robber
Choi Jaeik as Shadkins
Gi-Hyeung Kim as
Crime Lab Tech 2
Mark Rather
Gwon Hyeoksu as
Crime Lab Tech 1
Gyu-Sik Kim as Colonel
Han Choi as
Ik-Tae Kim as Rasheed
In-Seong Lee as
Jeong-Eun Kim as
Spy A
Jeong-Ho Kim as
Laughing Bull
Jong-Hwan Son as Jobim
Ju Jayeong as Chris Riley
Lee Yunseon as
Old Man
Van Damm
Mun Gwanil as Hoffman
Myeong-Hwa Cha as Judy
So-Hyeong Kim as Renjie
Won-Je Tak as Antonio
Yong-Wu Sin as Lee Sampson

Korean companies
French staff
French cast
Dubbing Director: Guylaine Gibert

Adaptation: Iseult Jacquemin
Alexandra Correa as Faye Valentine
Arnaud Léonard as Vincent Volaju
Bruno Mullenaerts as Spike Spiegel
Micheline Goethals as Electra
Patrick Descamps as Jet Black
Patrick Deschamps as Jet Black
Stéphane Flamand as Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV

Alain Louis as
Claudio Dos Santos as Mark 'Newscaster' Rather
Erico Salamone as Rasheed
Esther Aflalo as Judy
Guy Pion as Laughing Bull
Jean-Paul Clerbois as
Chauffeur de taxi
Jean-Paul Dermont as
Jean-Paul Landresse as Antonio
Mathieu Moreau as Steve
Nathalie Hons as Chris Riley
Nessym Gueat as Murata
Nessym Guetat as Murata
Robert Dubois as Hoffman
Thierry Janssen as Shadkins
Tony Beck as Lee Sampson

French companies
Canal +
Ciné Cinema Famiz (from February 2009)
Orange Ciné Choc (from February 2011)
Super Ecran (Quebec)
TPS Cineculte (from June 2006)
TPS Cinefamily (from October 2006)
Dubbing: Dubbing Brothers (Belgium)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Dubbing Director: Jose Luis Angulo (Spain dub)
Translation: Kenneth Post (Spain dub)

ADR Recording: Antonio Esquivel (Spain dub)
Room Technician: Alberto Ginés (Spain dub)
Alejandro García as Spike Spiegel (Spain dub)
Alfonso Ramirez as Jet Black (Latin America dub)
Ana Jiménez as Elektra (Spain dub)
Cony Madera as Elektra (Latin America dub)
Elsa Covián as Faye Valentine (Latin America Dub)
Gerardo Reyero as Vincent Volaju (Latin America dub)
Inmaculada Gallego as Ed (Spain dub)
Juan Fernández as Jet Black (Spain dub)
Salvador Aldeguer as Vincent (Spain dub)
Yamil Atala as Spike Spiegel (Latin America dub)
Yolanda Quesada as Faye Valentine (Spain dub)

Angel Amorós as Bob (Spain dub)
Benjamin Rivera as Dr. Harris (Latin America dub)
Emilio García as Jovín (Spain dub)
Ernesto Lezama as Steve (Latin America dub)
Héctor Cantolla as Hoffman (Spain dub)
Isabel Martiñon as Edward Fong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV (Ed) (Latin America Dub)
Jorge García Insúa as Rengie (Spain dub)
Jorge Teixeira as Lee (Spain dub)
José Manuel Rodríguez as Murata (Spain dub)
Juan Amador Pulido as Shaakins (Spain dub)
Luis Bajo as Harris (Spain dub)
Luis Daniel Ramirez as Lee Samson/Chico Videojuego (Latin America dub)
Manuel Bellido as Carlos (Spain dub)
Miguel Zúñiga as Antonio (Spain dub)
Miguel Ángel Montero as Mark (Spain dub)
Rafael Azcárraga as Rachid (Spain dub)
Roberto Cuenca Martínez as Coronel (Spain dub)
Salvador Najar as Rasheed (Latin America dub)

Ernesto Lezama (Latin America dub)
Luis Alfonso Padilla (Latin America dub)
Magda Giner (Latin America dub)
Mónica Villaseñor (Latin America dub)
Patricia Acevedo (Latin America dub)
Rebeca Manriquez (Latin America dub)
Spanish companies
Animax (subtitled)
Canal UCR
Cartoon Network L.A. (Latin America Dub Version)
Cinemax Latin America
HBO (Latin America)
HBO Latin America (Latin America)
I-Sat (Latin America)
Telefe Argentina
Sony Pictures (Mexico)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Spain)
Dubbing Studio:
Artsound Mexico (Latin America Dub)
Tecnison, S.A. (Spain)
DVD Distribution:
LK-TEL (Chile | DVD; Argentina)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Michele Gammino

Dialogues: Leonardo Piferi
Dubbing Assistant: Ivana Marzullo
Massimo De Ambrosis as Spike Spiegel
Sandro Jovino as Jet Black

Angelo Nicotra as Vincent
Barbara De Bortoli as Faye Valentine
Eleonora De Angelis as Elektra
Gemma Donati as Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV

Dario Penne as Bob
Gaetano Varcasia as Punch
Mario Milita as Bull
Rossella Acerbo as Judy

Italian companies
Italia 1
Sky Cinema Italia (pay tv)
Columbia Tristar
Dubbing: SEFIT-CDC
German staff
German cast
Bert Franzke as Jet Black
Ekkehardt Belle as Vincent Volaju
Elisabeth Günther as Electra
Marion Sawatzki as Faye Valentine
Martin Halm as Spike Spiegel
Sabine Bohlmann as Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrosky IV

Beate Pfeiffer as Verkäuferin
Crock Krumbiegel as Renje
Dirk Galuba as Inspektor Hoffmann
Dominik Auer as Lee Sampson
Marc Stachel as Murata
Michele Sterr as Judy
Ole Pfennig as Steve
Thomas Rau as Laughing Bull
Thomas Rauscher as Alfred "Punch"
Tobias Lelle as Shadkins
Tonio von der Meden as Flugzeugverleiher
Ulrich Frank as Rasheed
Walter von Hauff as Harris
German companies
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
Dutch cast
Danish staff
Danish companies
Broadcaster: TV1000
Danish cast
Tagalog staff
Tagalog cast
Tagalog companies
GMA Network
Dubbing: Lapat-Tinig (TV5)
Polish staff
Polish companies
Broadcaster: Hyper
Distributor: Imperial CinePix
Polish cast
Portuguese cast
Portuguese staff
Dubbing Director: Miriam Fischer
Carla Pompílio as Electra Ovilo
Guilherme Briggs as Spike Spiegel
Luísa Palomanes as Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV
Mauro Ramos as Jet Black
Miriam Fischer as Faye Valentine
Ricardo Schnetzer as Vincent Volaju

André Belizar as Renji
Carlos Marques as Jobim
Clécio Souto as Shadkins
Domício Costa as
Van Damme
Eduardo Dascar as Spy 2
Ettore Zuim as
Motorista (Taxi Driver)
Fabíola Martins as Chris Riley
Felipe Grinnan as Steve
Jorge Eduardo as Mark Rather
José Luiz as Punch
José Santacruz as Carlos
Júlio Chaves as
Lina Mendes as Caixa (Cashier)
Marcos Jardym as Harris
Marly Ribeiro as Old Woman
Miguel Rosemberg as Colonel
Nizo Neto as Spy 3
Oberdan Junior as Lee Samson
Paulo Bernardo as Spy 1
Rosane Corrêa as Judy
Samir Murad as Rashid
Sérgio Muniz as Robber

Portuguese companies
Dubbing Studio: Cinevídeo
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Licensed by: Deltamac Co., Ltd.
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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