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- 82 min.
- ©1962 Nikkatsu
- Ko Nakahira
- Joe Shishido Ruriko Asaoka Hiroyuki Nagato
Things that people will do for money! Money! Even fake money!
In a race to win over a master counterfeiter capable of printing fake bills that are virtually impossible to detect, "Joe the Ace" faces a merciless hit man and the lord of the underworld. A whimsical hardboiled Nikkatsu action classic.
Two taxi cab drivers turn up dead. Over one billion yen worth of watermarked paper for bills had been stolen. As most shook their heads in disdain, some men saw this as an opportunity, a chance to get rich quick - including "Joe the Ace" (Joe Shishido). His scheme was to introduce a master counterfeiter and receive a handsome referral fee in return, but the heist team was already a step ahead. Joe's connection had been kidnapped.