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Sailor Suit and Machine Gun(Movie, 1981)

Original title: "セーラー服と機関銃" (Japanese/JA)
1h 52min | Genres: Drama, Action
Sailor Suit and Machine GunRating: 3.9/5 (with 1313 votes)
Sailor Suit and Machine Gun (セーラー服と機関銃, Sērā-fuku to kikanjū) is a 1981 Japanese yakuza film directed by Shinji Sōmai, starring Japanese idol Hiroko Yakushimaru as the main character and based on the novel of the same name by Jirō Akagawa. It was released on 19 December 1981. A satirical take on yakuza films, the storyline involves a teenage delinquent schoolgirl named Izumi Hoshi who inherits her father's yakuza clan. The title is a reference to a scene where the main character shoots several rival gang members with a submachine gun, while wearing a sailor-fuku, the traditional Japanese school uniform. Sailor Suit and Machine Gun is relatively well known in its home country, and spawned two television series based on and expanding upon its story, one in 1982, and one in 2006. Outside Japan, it is popular in some cult film circles, but has not garnered much mainstream attention. It has been released on Region 2 and Region 3 DVD, the latter being its first release that featured English subtitles. A "spiritual sequel", Sailor Suit and Machine Gun: Graduation, was released... ()
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About Sailor Suit and Machine Gun

A high-school girl inherits a declining yakuza organization, which seeks to repair its fortunes under her leadership.


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Additional Information

Production country: Japan
Based on the work of: Jirō Akagawa ("Sailor Suit and Machine Gun")
Made by: Kadokawa
Original language: Japanese (JA)
Spoken languages: Japanese (JA)
Translated into 5 languages: English (EN), French (FR), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 12/19/1981
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Sêrâ-fuku to kikanjû"

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WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:120942, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 04/06/2021