Golgo 13: The Professional (movie)

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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: 342 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 17 votes (dub:9, sub:7, others:1
1 French dubbed
 Excellent: 23 votes (dub:12, sub:8, raw:2, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Very good: 57 votes (dub:30, sub:26, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Good: 67 votes (dub:37, sub:29, ?:1)
 Decent: 76 votes (sub:42, dub:32, others:2
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
 So-so: 35 votes (sub:18, dub:16, ?:1)
 Not really good: 18 votes (sub:9, dub:8, ?:1)
 Weak: 19 votes (dub:11, sub:8)
 Bad: 12 votes (dub:7, sub:5)
 Awful: 7 votes (sub:4, dub:2, ?:1)
 Worst ever: 11 votes (sub:6, dub:5)
Seen in part or in whole by 632 users, rank: #1680 (of 7436)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 6.120 (Decent), std. dev.: 2.3006, rank: #5199 (of 7458)
Weighted mean: 6.071 (Decent), rank: #5291 (of 7458) (seen all: 6.14 / seen some: 4.76 / won't finish: 1.99)
Bayesian estimate: 6.123 (Decent), rank: #4728 (of 5635)
Running time: 91 minutes
Vintage: 1983
Premiere date:
1983-05-28 (Japan)
Release dates: We have 10
Opening Theme:
"Pray for You" by Cindy Wood
Ending Theme:
"Golgo 13 and I" by Cindy Wood
Trivia: We have 4
Golgo 13: The Professional was one of the first Japanese animated titles to incorporate 3D computer animation.
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    Golgo 13: The Professional (Blu-Ray) 2016-08-30
DVD (Region 1)
    Golgo 13: The Professional (DVD) 2005-11-01
    Golgo 13: The Professional (DVD) 2012-07-24
    Professional: Golgo 13 (Dub.VHS) 1994-11-23

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Osamu Dezaki
Original Manga: Takao Saito
Art Director: Shichirō Kobayashi
Animation Director: Akio Sugino
Sound Director: Wataru Date
Director of Photography: Hirokata Takahashi
Assistant Director: Shunji Ōga
CG Executive Producer: Koichi Omura
CG Production Assistance:
Hiroshi Deguchi (Osaka University, CG Group)
Isao Shirakawa (Osaka University, CG Group)
Makoto Hirai (Osaka University, CG Group)
Masaki Nasu (Osaka University, CG Group)
Masato Nishida (Osaka University, CG Group)
Mieko Enomoto (Osaka University, CG Group)
Nobuhiko Funato (Osaka University, CG Group)
Shinichi Yamashita (Osaka University, CG Group)
Takashi Nagayama (Osaka University, CG Group)
Tohru Kawada (Osaka University, CG Group)
Toshikazu Tatsumi (Osaka University, CG Group)
Toshiyuki Kawai (Osaka University, CG Group)
Toshiyuki Uchimura (Osaka University, CG Group)
Yasuo Egi (Osaka University, CG Group)
CG Production Staff:
Shuji Asano
CG Technical Director: Hitoshi Nishimura
Chief CG Production Staff:
Kensaku Akita
Yudai Yamashita
Choreography: Tomonori Kogawa (Toyo Links)
Color design: Michiko Ikeuchi
Akira Yoshida (Toyo Links)
Hiroaki Kobayashi (Toyo Links)
Hiroshi Yoshimura (Toyo Links)
Koji Ohno (Toyo Links)
Masato Aizawa (Toyo Links)
Masuharu Endo (Toyo Links)
Shinji Tanaka (Toyo Links)
Takashi Fukumoto (Toyo Links)
Teruhisa Sakurai (Toyo Links)
Toshio Tsukada (Toyo Links)
Yoichi Koda (Toyo Links)
Music Composition: Toshiyuki Kimori
Music producer: Seiji Suzuki
Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi
Theme Song Composition: Goji Tsuno (OP)
Theme Song Performance: Cynthia Wood
Tetsuro Sagawa as Duke Togo / Golgo 13

Gorō Naya as Leonard Dawson
Kousei Tomita as Bob Bragan
Kumiko Takizawa as Rita 
Reiko Mutoh as Laura Dawson
Toshiko Fujita as Cindy / Doctor Zed

Daisuke Gouri as Cindy's Bodyguard
Ichirō Murakoshi as E. Young
Issei Futamata as Cindy's minion
Kazue Komiya as Rita
Kazuo Hayashi as Computer 1 Operator
Kei Tomiyama as Robert Dawson
Kiyoshi Kobayashi as General T. Jefferson
Koichi Chiba as The Watchmaker
Kōichi Kitamura as Albert
Kumiko Takizawa as Emily Dawson
Mitsuo Senda as Big Snake
Rokurō Naya as Bishop Moretti
Shingo Kanemoto as F. Garbin
Shunsuke Shima as Pago
Takeshi Aono as Pablo
Yūsaku Yara as Jailer
Japanese companies
English cast
English staff
Script: Gregory Snegoff
Producer: Carl Macek

Jonathan Clements (Discotek DVD; Manga UK 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

Carl Macek as Computer 1 Operator
David Povall as F. Garvin
Eddie Frierson as Tech 1
Gregory Snegoff as Radio DJ
Jeff Winkless as
Tech 4
John Dantona as Bishop Moretti
Kerrigan Mahan as
Air Traffic Controller
Beat-Up Bodyguard
Team A
Michael Forest as E. Young
Milt James as Albert
Simon Prescott as
Team C
Tech 3
Steve Kramer as
Team B
Tech 2
Svea Macek as Airport PA
Tony Oliver as
Messina Informant
Team D

English companies
Broadcaster: Anime Selects
Madman Entertainment (Australia)
Manga Entertainment (Great Britain & Ireland)
Licensed by:
Discotek Media (2011)
Orion (Expired)
Streamline Pictures (Expired)
Urban Vision (Expired)
Recording Facility: Screenmusic Studios
French staff
French cast
ADR Director:
Bruno Dubernat (new dub)
Patrick Borg (old 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)
Claire Guyot as Cindy / Docteur Z (new dub)
Hélène Otternaud as Rita (old dub)
Marie Gulla as Laura Dawson (old dub)
Patrick Borg as Robert Dawson (old dub)
Sophie Arthuys as Rita (new dub)
Sybille Tureau as Cindy / Dr Zed (old dub)

Alain Margueritte as
F. Garvin (old dub)
Paco (old dub)
Snake (old dub)
Bruno Dubernat as Crotale (new dub)
Gabriel Le Doze as L'horloger (new dub)
Marc François as
Lieutenant Bob Bragan (old dub)
Pablo (old dub)
Mathias Kozlowski as Morreti (new dub)
Michel Vigné as Pablo (new 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)
Paul Borne as Bragan (new dub)
Philippe Dumond as Général Jefferson (new dub)
Pierre-François Pistorio as Chef de la CIA (new dub)
Sybille Tureau as Emily Dawson (old dub)

Dorothée Pousseo (new dub)
French companies
Asia Spirit (new dub)
Manga Video (old dub)
Nice Fellow (new dub)
S.T.A.R.T. (old dub)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
César Martínez as Duke Togo/Golgo 13 (Spain dub)
José Antequera as Leonard Dawson (Spain dub)

Angel de Gracia as Robert Dawson (Spain dub)
Antonio García Moral as Lt. Bob Bragan (Spain dub)
Lola Oria as Rita (Spain dub)
María Pilar Quesada as Laura Dawson (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
OVA Films
German cast
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
Screen: Orlando Gentil
Felipe Di Nardo as Leonard Dawson
Guilherme Lopes as Duke Togo/Golgo 13

Carlos Campanile as Snake
Cecília Lemes as Cindy / Doctor Zed
Dráusio de Oliveira as Bob Bragan
João Francisco Garcia as General Jefferson
João Paulo as F. Garvin
Márcia Regina as Laura Dawson
Mauro Eduardo as Robert Dawson
Tânia Gaidarji as Rita

Affonso Amajones as Pablo
César Leitão as Albert
Fábio Vila Longa as Bishop Moretti (Bispo Moretti)
Paulo Porto as Operador do Computador 1
Tânia Gaidarji as Emily Dawson
Walter Breda as Informant

Portuguese companies
Distributor: Flashstar
Dubbing Studio: Dublavídeo

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