- English Title:
"OUTLAW" GANGSTER VIP
- Original Title:
- 93 min.
- ©1968 Nikkatsu
- Toshio Masuda
- Tetsuya Watari Chieko Matsubara
Tetsuya Watari stars in this film as Goro Fujikawa, a yakuza foot soldier who carries out his boss' dirty work. The character was named after Goro Fujita, an ex-gangster turned writer who wrote the original novel. Based on the real life experiences of Fujita, "Outlaw Gangster VIP" depicts an unprecedented realistic view of the Japanese underworld.
Goro (Tetsuya Watari) had grown up in the yakuza world. As an active member of the Mizuhara family crime syndicate, he expressed his loyalty by always putting himself in the forefront of every battle. Violence never bothered him. However, after being sentenced to three years in prison for stabbing a rival gang’s hit man, he becomes disenchanted with the Yakuza life style. Goro is determined to start anew, but karma catches up. His two closest friends are murdered by his ex-boss. He is left with two options: to kill or be killed.