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Tampopo (1985)

NR 05/22/1987 (US) Comedy 1h 55m
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The first Japanese Noodle Western.


In this humorous paean to the joys of food, a pair of truck drivers happen onto a decrepit roadside shop selling ramen noodles. The widowed owner, Tampopo, begs them to help her turn her establishment into a paragon of the "art of noodle-soup making". Interspersed are satirical vignettes about the importance of food to different aspects of human life.

  1. Jūzō Itami

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Tsutomu Yamazaki

    Tsutomu Yamazaki


  2. Nobuko Miyamoto

    Nobuko Miyamoto


  3. Ken Watanabe

    Ken Watanabe


  4. Koji Yakusho

    Koji Yakusho

    Man in White Suit

  5. Rikiya Yasuoka

    Rikiya Yasuoka


  6. Kinzō Sakura

    Kinzō Sakura


  7. Hyōe Enoki

    Hyōe Enoki

    Pisken's Henchman

  8. Gō Awazu

    Gō Awazu

    Pisken's Henchman

  9. Mario Abe

    Restaurant Owner

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