Fireworks (1998)

Fireworks
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 43mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Kouichi Miyagawa Associate Producer n/a 171 3000007
Hideto Osawa Associate Producer n/a 171 3000008
Shigeru Watanabe Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Kazuhiro Furukawa Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Takio Yoshida Producer n/a 3 3000003
Hiroshi Ishikawa Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Takeshi Kitano Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Yoshito Yamazaki Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Akinori Igarashi Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Nobuya Masuda Assistant Director n/a 163 5000006
Shinsuke Ono Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Hiroshi Shimizu Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Shinji Komiya Production Manager n/a 305 5000002
Yasushi Tsuge Producer n/a 3 3000002
Masayuki Mori Producer n/a 3 3000001
Kaori Tomoeda Actor Male Bank Customer 1 1000065
Ayu Nakagawa Actor Male Bank Customer 1 1000066
Hayaki Kaneko Actor Male Bank Customer 1 1000064
Yasuko Negishi Actor Male Bank Customer 1 1000063
Satogou Ono Actor Female Bank Clerk 1 1000061
Youko Imamoto Actor Male Bank Customer 1 1000062
Rieko Motohashi Actor Male Bank Customer 1 1000067
Maiko Watanabe Actor Male Bank Customer 1 1000068
Yuji Aikawa Actor Grandson Visiting Temple 1 1000072
Takeshi Kitano Director n/a 2 2000001
Ryouta Koyama Actor Female Bank Customer 1 1000071
Yuki Iida Actor Female Bank Customer 1 1000070
Kazue Fujita Actor Male Bank Customer 1 1000069
Hideko Nakata Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000007
Akira Yamamoto Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000008
Tomoo Haraguchi Makeup Artist special makeup artist 120801 13000003
Akira Rizawa Rerecording optical re-recording 120995 14000001
Michiyo Miyauchi Hair hair & make-up artist 120794 13000002
Masami Saito Costume Supervisor n/a 120895 13000001
Takefumi Yoshikawa Casting n/a 179 10000001
Kikuo Notomi Advisor gun advisor 120821 12000001
Senji Horiuchi Sound sound recording 120816 14000002
Taro Kuwayama Sound sound timing 120816 14000003
Takeshi Kitano Other paintings and drawings 120795 26000001
Akira Nakano Other recordist 120795 26000002
Yokouzo Akamatsu Titles title design 120825 23000001
Masahiko Okase Sound Effects n/a 120868 14000005
Yukio Hokari Sound Effects n/a 120868 14000004
Norihiro Isoda Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Tatsuo Ozeki Set Decorator n/a 165 9000001
Yoshinori Ota Editor n/a 172 7000002
Joe Hisaishi Music n/a 120781 8000001
Takeshi Kitano Editor n/a 172 7000001
Keiji Igarashi Photography optical photography supervisor 120835 6000003
Hideo Yamamoto Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Hitoshi Takaya Lighting Director n/a 120829 6000002
Shinichi Tanaka Music music recording 120781 8000002
Makoto Sasajima Music Producer n/a 323 8000003
Yukio Yamashita Music Producer n/a 323 8000007
Toru Takigawa Music Producer n/a 323 8000008
Kentaro Koyama Music Producer n/a 323 8000006
Nobumasa Uchida Music Producer n/a 323 8000005
Kazunori Terakawa Music Producer n/a 323 8000004
Masaru Takahashi Actor Female Bank Clerk 1 1000060
Kouichiro Hama Actor Female Bank Clerk 1 1000059
Junnichiro Asai Actor Yakuza Henchman 1 1000021
Kazuhiro Nagata Actor Yakuza Henchman 1 1000022
Yoshiyuki Morishita Actor Yakuza Henchman 1 1000020
Shoko Matsuda Actor the Girl Who Flies Kite 1 1000019
Hitoshi Nishizawa Actor Boss of Yakuza Loan Shark 1 1000017
Hiromi Kikai Actor Yakuza Henchman No 1 1 1000018
Tetsu Sakuma Actor Yakuza Henchman 1 1000023
Banshou Shinra Actor Yakuza Henchman Who Is Shot in the Head 1 1000024
Kiyoko Kitazawa Actor Nurse 1 1000028
Ai Kishina Actor Daughter of Scrapyard Owner 1 1000029
Keiko Yamamoto Actor Nurse 1 1000027
Miki Fujitani Actor Florist Clerk 1 1000026
Satowa Matsumi Actor Maid at the Inn 1 1000025
Motoharu Tamura Actor Chief Detective 1 1000016
Tokio Seki Actor Driver of the Smaller Truck 1 1000015
Hakuryu Actor Yakuza Hitman 1 1000006
Yasuei Yakushiji Actor Killer on the Loose 1 1000007
Tetsu Watanabe Actor Tesuka--Junkyard Owner 1 1000005
Susumu Terajima Actor Detective Nakamura 1 1000004
Kayoko Kishimoto Actor Miyuki--Nishi's Wife 1 1000002
Ren Ôsugi Actor Horibe 1 1000003
Taro Itsumi Actor Detective Kudo--Young Cop 1 1000008
Kenichi Yajima Actor Doctor 1 1000009
Yurei Yanagi Actor Chef of the Japanese Restaurant No 1 1 1000013
Sujitaro Tamabukuro Actor Hit and Run Victim Hooligan 1 1000014
Edamame Tsunami Actor Stone Throwing Office Worker 1 1000012
Yuko Daike Actor Detective Tanaka's Widow 1 1000011
Makoto Ashikawa Actor Detective Tanaka 1 1000010
Mari Nakamura Actor Koisk Salesclerk 1 1000030
Takao Toji Actor Old Man Visiting Temple with his Grandson 1 1000031
Fumiko Masuya Actor Female Bank Clerk 1 1000050
Junko Takai Actor Female Bank Clerk 1 1000051
Mitsuyo Ishigaki Actor Female Bank Clerk 1 1000049
Atsushi Ito Actor Male Bank Clerk 1 1000048
Katsuya Takamatsu Actor Male Bank Clerk 1 1000046
Yasushi Sakamaki Actor Male Bank Clerk 1 1000047
Mariko Chiba Actor Female Bank Clerk 1 1000052
Miho Kitahara Actor Female Bank Clerk 1 1000053
Shuji Otsuki Actor Female Bank Clerk 1 1000057
Setchin Kawaya Actor Female Bank Clerk 1 1000058
Kikuo Ito Actor Female Bank Clerk 1 1000056
Kaoru Sugiyama Actor Female Bank Clerk 1 1000055
Yoshiko Ando Actor Female Bank Clerk 1 1000054
Tomoya Naito Actor Male Bank Clerk 1 1000045
Kenji Yamagami Actor Male Bank Clerk 1 1000044
Kanji Tsuda Actor the Man Under Investigation 1 1000035
Yoichi Nagai Actor the Cop Driving an Unmarked Car 1 1000036
Yuzo Yada Actor Temple Priest 1 1000034
Muneyuki Konishi Actor Detective at Stakeout 1 1000033
Shindai Naya Actor Detective at Stakeout 1 1000032
Kohsuke Ota Actor Bartender 1 1000037
Muhoumatsu Actor the Construction Worker 1 1000038
Al Kitago Actor the Man Who Tries to Sell Taxi 1 1000042
Hiroshi Umeda Actor Male Bank Clerk 1 1000043
Banbino Kobayashi Actor Brat 1 1000041
Shaw Kosugi Actor Brat 1 1000040
Omiyanomatsu Actor Chef of the Japanese Restaurant No 2 1 1000039
Takeshi Kitano Actor Yoshitaka Nishi 1 1000001
Synopsis
Detective Nishi has just lost his infant daughter and is about to lose his wife to a fatal illness. He is advised by the doctors to take her home so she can die in peace. Nishi also finds out his partner Horibe has been seriously wounded and may be confined to a wheelchair. Nishi visits Horibe who says that he would like to take up painting but cannot afford the hobby. Nishi borrows money from the yakuza to supply his friend with paint and to support a young policeman's widow whose husband was killed during an arrest. Haunted by the death surrounding him, Nishi carries out a plan to right the wrongs in his life. Having quit the police force, Nishi buys an old taxi, repaints it to resemble a police cruiser, and then single-handedly robs a bank. He promptly uses the money to repay the yakuza and to take his dying wife on a trip that will give her a taste of happiness.