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Zatoichi (1989)

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116 min | Action, Drama

Older, wiser but still a wandering loner, the blind, peace-loving masseur Ichi seeks a peaceful life in a rural village. When he's caught in the middle of a power struggle between two rival Yakuza clans, his reputation as a deadly defender...See moreOlder, wiser but still a wandering loner, the blind, peace-loving masseur Ichi seeks a peaceful life in a rural village. When he's caught in the middle of a power struggle between two rival Yakuza clans, his reputation as a deadly defender of the innocent is put to the ultimate test in a series of sword-slashing showdowns. Written by Tokyo Shock See less
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Tatsumi Ichiyama (screenplay) | Shintarô Katsu (screenplay) | Tsutomu Nakamura (screenplay) | Kyôhei Nakaoka (adaptation) | Kan Shimozawa (story)
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Updated Feb 4, 1989

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Feb 24, 2004 (United States)

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Shintarô Katsu
Zatôichi / Ichi, a zatô in the Tôdô-za Zatôichi / Ichi, a zatô in the Tôdô-za   See fewer
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Kanako Higuchi
Boss Han Bosatsu Boss Han Bosatsu   See fewer
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Takanori Jinnai
Inspector Hanshu Inspector Hanshu   See fewer
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Ryûtarô Gan
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7.3 / 10 | 1,357 votes