As Japan gears up for the 1964 Olympic games, the cops start to crack down under pressure from the public and the press, adding a new dimension in the war for power among the yakuza families of Hiroshima. Akira Kobayashi's Takeda tries to keep a lid on things, but hotheaded underlings create chaos, with one boss whacked in neutral territory, and the craven boss, Uchimoto, informing on an assassination attempt by his own minions. While the police round up hundreds of yakuza foot soldiers, Bunta Sugawara's Shozo Hirono plots to finally take out longtime nemesis, boss Yamamori.

  1. Koichi Iiboshi


  2. Kazuo Kasahara


  3. Kinji Fukasaku


Top Billed Cast

  1. Bunta Sugawara

    Bunta Sugawara

    Shozo Hirono

  2. Akira Kobayashi

    Akira Kobayashi

    Akira Takeda

  3. Tatsuo Umemiya

    Tatsuo Umemiya

    Shinichi Iwai

  4. Toshio Kurosawa

    Toshio Kurosawa

    Shigeru Takemoto

  5. Hiroki Matsukata

    Hiroki Matsukata

    Shoichi Fujita

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The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 4: Police Tactics
The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 4: Police Tactics



Original Title 仁義なき戦い 頂上作戦

Status Released

Release Information

  • January 15, 1974


Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 58m

Budget -

Revenue -

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