A Colt Is My Passport

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

A Colt Is My Passport (1967, Japan) is a Yakuza film directed by Takashi Nomura.

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Main Details

  • Released in 1967
  • Running Time: 84 Min.
  • Black and White
  • Production Co: Nikkatsu
  • Distribution Co: Nikkatsu
  • Directed by Takashi Nomura
  • Written by Shuichi Nagahara, Nobuo Yamada
  • Starring Jo Shishido, Jerry Fujio, Ryotaro Sugi
  • Original Music by Harumi Ibe
  • Cinematography by Shigeyoshi Mine


A Colt Is My Passport is a 1967 Japanese yakuza film directed by Takashi Nomura for the Nikkatsu Corporation. This film was made available in North America when Janus Films released a special set of Nikkatsu Noir films as part of the Criterion Collection, also including I Am Waiting, Rusty Knife, Take Aim At The Police Van, and Cruel Gun Story. It stars Joe Shishido as a hitman who, along with his sidekick played by Jerry Fujio, is hired by the yakuza to eliminate a rival gang's boss. The two are captured after the job, escape and are waylaid once again resulting in a climatic battle. The film was among Shishido's first starring roles, cementing him as a hardboiled action hero, and remains a personal favourite of the 170 films he made at Nikkatsu. (Wikipedia)

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