Rinichi Yamamoto (山本 麟一, Yamamoto Rin'ichi) was a Japanese actor from Hokkaido.In 1953, he signed to the Toei Company and made his film debut in Gakusei Goninotoko. He is most famous for playing villains and appeared more than 200 films. He also had many guest appearances as a villain in television dramas. His final role was Yoshinaka in the 1980 miniseries Shōgun.
Movies & TV shows
The Execution Game
The third movie in Tôru Murakawa's Game trilogy about a hitman. Narumi is set up by a mysterious woman. Abducted and tortured, Narumi is forced to take on a difficult job. The target is a veteran kill...
The Adventures of Kosuke Kindaichi
Obayashi’s take on the famous Kosuke Kindaichi series, made popular partly thanks to the numerous movie-adaptions by Kon Ichikawa, the most known being The Inugami Family. Kosuke Kindaichi is the most...
Kindaichi solved murders in a wealthy family. An excellent blend of intrigue and betrayal, set against the backdrop of wealth, this film is loaded with twists and turns and surprises at every corner.
Kanno is a subgroup of the Yakuza. He had to kill Matsuoka. Youko is a child of Matsuoka and Kanno. Before he gave himself to the police, he asked his trusted man to take care of her. Kanno pretended ...
Bandits vs. Samurai Squadron
Kumokiri Nizaemon, a former samurai warrior, has abandoned his class to become the leader of a gang of thieves. He leads his outlaws in an attempt to rob the castle of his former clan.
New Female Prisoner 701: Scorpion
Again, we focus on the person. After her sister went missing, she was sentenced to fifteen years for a murder she didn't commit. She isn't welcome in an all women's prison. Her fellow inmates torture,...
The Machine Gun Dragon
Ryu and his mother took drugs. He has a gun.
The School of Chaos
Based on the comic by Tetsu Kariya.
The Rugby Star
This semi-bonkers sports comedy/drama is one of the many movies that put "Yaro" in their title after the success of Truck Yaro. Jiro Chiba plays a rugby player who must find a way to beat the opponent...
New Battles Without Honor and Humanity 3: Last Days of the Boss
The eighth sequel of the series is called "Fukasaku and Bunta" and focuses on the men of a lesser organization that are constantly bullied by the upper organization and "bleed in vain" in gang wars.
A group of prisoners attempts to break the Abashiri prison. This film can be considered a sequel to the Abashiri Bangaichi series, written and directed by Ishii Teruo. The friendship between two men ...
The Return of Sister Street Fighter
A desperate young woman recruits a female martial artist and a tough-as-nails stranger to join her for a dangerous rescue mission when her childhood friend is kidnapped.
Father of the Kamikaze
Vice admiral Takajiro Ohnishi knew that Japan's defeat in WWII was inevitable. The only way to force a negotiated solution was to convince the Americans that invading Japan would cause a lot of casual...
The Tattooed Hitman
There is a contract for the life of the most dangerous hired gun in Tokyo. Can the hitman fight off the mob as he searches for the man who wants him dead?
The Four Roughnecks
Gimme gimme gimme! Yusaku Matsuda and his gang are on the hunt for women, money and more money! The late legendary actor, Yusaku Matsuda, stars in this explosive motion picture about the hedonistic l...
Third Generation Boss
Based on Kazuo Taoka's autobiography, this film follows a Kobe gangster as he builds the small Yamaguchi-gumi into Japan's largest criminal clan.
Jeans Blues: No Future
Hijiriko makes off from the bar she works at with money and a car that isn't hers. Meanwhile, Jiro Katagiri is up to no good with his gangster friends and ends up making off with all their ill-gotten ...
Lupin the Third: Strange Psychokinetic Strategy
The Maccherone organization is out to get a priceless national treasure. But when they see third-generation cat-burglar Lupin as an obstacle, countless assassins are sent to kill him on sight and kidn...
Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance
Lady Snowblood was sentenced to death for her crimes. She is saved by the secret police when she is sent to the gallows.
The Street Fighter
Terry is a master of martial arts. Terry was hired to steal the daughter of a business magnate. He immediately offered to protect her when they tried to kill him. There will be a lot of fighting. Terr...
Battles Without Honor and Humanity
Shozo Hirono and his friends are in a war with the yakuza in the black markets of postwar Japan.
Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Proxy War
Shozo Hirono was able to create his own family. Noboru Uchimoto is an underboss.
The Hard Core Criminal
In the 20th century, the Japanese government exploits prisoners as expendable slave laborers in a coal mine, which results in conflict between the prisoners and the warden to escalate.
Quarreling with Yakuza
Set loose in a postwar world with no rules, an ex-juvenile delinquent begins building the most powerful gang in Tokyo's glittering Shibuya ward.
Japan's Top Gangster
A boy born in a poor village in Tokushima spends his days idly until a chance meeting sets him on the road to becoming boss of Japan's largest gang.
Karate master and anti-drug vigilante Chiba returns to his home in Japan, where he holds a press conference announcing his intention to wipe out the nation's drug industry. He also offers his services...
When a detective's pistol is stolen, he is humiliated because the gun is later implicated in a crime. After clashing with a group of young Okinawans, Murakami worked feverishly to locate the location ...
Yokosuka Navy Prison
When a roughneck joins the Navy and goes on a rampage against his superiors, he is sent to the Naval Prison at Yokosuka.
Kogarashi Monjiro 2: Secret of Monjiro's Birth
Secrets surrounding Monjiro’s birth are revealed.
Withered Tree, the Adventures of Monjiro
Kogarashi Monjiro is a lone samurai who agrees to take responsibility for his friend's murder so that he can stay with his dying mother, with the expectation that his friend will confess and get him p...
Modern Lady Gambler
Fujiko wanders aimlessly through the country, seeking vengence on the man she onced loved, who betrayed her, and destroying her family and her life. When she discovers that man had already died, she l...
Lullaby for a Tough Guy
A ruffian joins the ranks of the emperor’s guards.
Organized Crime: Killer's Glory
A professional lone-wolf hitman comes to his blood brother's aid when his boss is brutally murdered by an unknown yakuza faction.
In the gaudy world of 1930s Shinjuku, a violent youth known as Bakudan Match tangles explosively with prostitutes, politicians and the police.
Contemporary Tales of Chivalry: The Traitor Shall Die
The last film in the series.
New Prison Walls of Abashiri: Stormy Cape
Katsuji was in prison and was involved in horse gambling.
Expelled from the Kanto Mob
In the late Taisho era. Umeshima Jinbei, the president of the Kanto Umeshima Kai, divided the area into the Kuroda family to the south and the Takeuchi family to the north in order to protect the secu...
A dramatic captivating tale tells of widowed Tei (Junko Fuji), she has become a coalmine operator and is determined to be successful despite mining being a predominantly male domain. Overcoming the na...
Patience Has An End
A young coal miner leaves Kyushu in search of a better job in Tokyo and ends up in the life of a yakuza.
A former gang leader and lone wolf who has left the organization works behind the scenes in a new city to take revenge on a giant alliance of organizations.
Follow the Girls
Comedy of an entertainment agent and strip-teasers.
Sympathy for the Underdog
A yakuza gang gets driven out of Yokohama by a big gang from Tokyo. They relocate to Okinawa to violently start over.
Story about a big boss who built the foundation of an industrial city.
Rise and Fall of Chivalry
A reformed gangster agrees to help a former yakuza member.
Brave Red Flower of the North
An exciting tale of action on the distant northern island of Hokkaido around the beginning of the 20th Century starring two of the biggest names in Yakuza film history, Fuji Junko and Takakura Ken. Si...
New Prison Walls of Abashiri: High Stakes at Abashiri
Prisoner Katsuji must fend for himself and his prison mates in the fierce battle involving a family feud.
Japan's Violent Gangs: Degenerate Boss
Terajima, an ex-yakuza and current nightclub owner, is brought back into the world of crime when his former brother attempts a hostile take over.
Wolves of the City, Money Hunters
The hoodlum group tries to help a little printing factory against gangsters.
Brutal Tales of Chivalry 7: Hell Is a Man's Destiny
Shujiro Hanada went to prison after he slashed a few other players. The world has changed since he was released. The Great Kanto Earthquake claimed the lives of his father and sister. Jukichi invited ...
A Lively Geisha
The man who helped geisha Koshizu is back. She will repay the debt that has been there for a long time when she learns that Yukichi's business is in trouble.
The Last Kamikaze
Japanese military leaders increase suicide attacks on Allied ships after World War II. The leader of the Kamikaze squad had second thoughts about suicide runs. When he has to deal with a pilot who won...
A Wad of Notes
A lone gambler tries to keep a yakuza family from taking over a festival in Kitakyushu. After away from his hometown for 13 years, Ryuji comes back and saves the town that is becoming run-down from ya...
A Kamikaze Cop
An undercover cop befriends a yakuza underling who through his contacts helps him infiltrate two rival Yakuza gangs. He pits the two rival gangs against each other in hopes that they will cross each o...
Japan Organised Crime Boss
Yokohama yakuza had to take the lead of his gang after his boss died, coming out of jail and hoping for a quiet life. The small group was taken in a crossfire between a big yakuza group from Osaka and...
Team of Ruffians
Prisoners with special skills from all over Japan are sent to the battlefront on a mission.
New Prison Walls of Abashiri: The Vagrant Comes to a Port Town
Katsuji takes revenge on evil Tamaru who forcefully took control of the fishery business run by Katsuji’s friend.
Set up to be the patsy by a rival gang, Furuta Makoto attacks the yakuza boss he thinks is responsible for his father’s murder. He then learns it was all a plot to take over his father’s turf and he s...
The Biggest Gamble
When Honjo is selected as Kansai district's chairman, Iwasa of the rival gang asks Itsuki to do everything possible to have Honjo step down, which puts Itsuki between a rock and a hard place.
Red Peony Gambler: Flower Cards Game
The happiness and sadness of Red Peony Oryu's life is depicted in the third chapter of the Red Peony Gambler saga. This story takes place in the middle of the Meiji era. Oryu wants to regain her famil...
Brutal Tales of Chivalry 5: Man With The Karajishi Tattoo
The fifth in a powerful series looks at honor, brutality and duty. Hidejuro killed the boss of a rival family. He is taken in by a company of quarry workers, whose boss has a strict code of non-violen...
In Manchuria circa 1932, a Japanese mobster joins some Chinese mountain bandits.
The story of men devoted to the yakuza lifestyle and their struggles during a time of fading yakuza power.
The Marked Man
A man from Osaka comes up to Tokyo to fight gangsterism.
New Prison Walls of Abashiri
Suehiro Katsuji fought gangs and Chinese merchants during the post-war period.
The Cheating Underworld
Gangsters are robbed of five hundred million yens.
When the Shogun Tokugawa III is in bed with a girl, she turns into a monster. The court believes she is Ninja Magic, used to frighten the lord off women so that there will be no heir. Tôma, a famous s...
A Story from Abashiri Prison—Duel in Snow Storm
The son avenges his father's death.
Once and For All
Film concerning warring yakuza families.
The Chivalrous Life
A former military man is helping the leader of a yakuza group defend themselves against other gangs.
Three men vs. gangsters in a fight involving smuggled gold.
In World War II, students were trained to become Kamikaze pilots.
The Domain: Kanda Festival Showdown
The Domain: Kanda Festival Showdown
Rub Out the Past
A lone wolf tries to eliminate a drug-smuggling operation.
Hanjiro, a one eyed vagrant arrives in Okinoshima to save the town from a violent Yakuza group with the help of six handicapped guys.
The Bullet and the Horse
A number of recently released prisoners become involved in a racket with a rancher who is a rival to a neighboring land owner and wants to use the convicts to seize his ranch. The rancher didn't know ...
Brutal Tales of Chivalry
There was a pile of rubble after World War II. The Kamizu Group kept black-market and illegal items out of their open-air market. In order to become the most powerful group in the Enko area, Iwasa and...
Tale of Japanese Burglars
Gisuke Hayashida is an illegal dentist during the day and a burglar by night. One night during a burglary he witnesses a train derailment. Some communists are found guilty of causing the incident, but...
Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu
In turbulent 16th-century Japan, the leaders of a minor fief have their child taken from them as a political hostage. His mother and his clan endure years of tribulations until he can return.
Blood of Revenge
Osaka, 1907: Asajiro lives between a rock and a hard place: he has to keep his business clean and running, tame his late oyabun’s hot-blooded son and suffer the throes of his impossible love for beaut...
Prison Walls of Abashiri 4
A story of friendship is set in Hokkaido. Shinichi wants to make some money so that he can bail his friend out of jail.
A Fugitive from the Past
Three robbers escape with loot from a heist before one of them shoots the others. Their corpses wash up near the aftermath of a maritime calamity, provoking a policeman's interest.
A film about the confrontation between two yakuza groups in the brutal Miike prison, which contained 1,500 inmates. The second film in the series Gambler / Bakuto directed by Shigehiro Ozawa.
Many outlaws are gathered at the front line of the Japanese Army in a shock troop.
The Great Duel
A cynical samurai is left as the sole survivor to fulfil a plot to assassinate the puppet of a villain intent on usurping the shogunate in the 17th century. A Shogunate Elder connives to rule Japan b...
This tragic drama shows a young man fettered by Bushido, the way of the Samurai, who tried to escape the chains of his position, but was being forced to die. When the Tokugawa Shogunate ruled the land...
The Big Boss
Gang Loyalty and Vengeance
A modern gang version of Chushingura, chronicling almost scene for scene the Brave 47 Ronin story, transposed from the Genroku Period to the Showa Era.
Life of Hishakaku 2
Upon his release from the prison, Hishakaku joins the Kikkyo family who is struggling to regain their turf from their rival, Domoto family. To reciprocate the kindness of the Kikkyos, Hishakaku heads ...
Life of Hishakaku
After eloping with Otoyo, Hishakaku took refuge in the Kogane family's turf. When he was indebted to Boss Kogane, Hishakakus swore to protect them. Hishakaku's life came to a halt when the Kogane fami...
League of Gangsters
A yakuza man is released from prison after serving a long sentence. He immediately sets about creating a new gang and attempts to pull off a huge ransom score.
Revenge for His Lover
Kamio a mistreated samurai clerk of Edo Castle and ronin (“Sir Quarrel”) Ibara, take up a vendetta against 17 wicked castle men.
Journalist Kuroki is investigating clandestine arms sales to Southeast Asia. He discovers that the point man in an arms trade was also involved in the cover-up of a murder on an American base during t...
Film about the 2-26 Incident.
The Mad Fox
A court fortune-teller loses his mind after a conspiracy leads to the death of his lover. Hope appears to be on the horizon after he becomes romantically involved with his dead lover’s twin sister, bu...
A man is planning a casino robbery with his wife and mother-in-law. They met a man named Tsuneda who was planning a robbery and agreed to work together.
Miyamoto Musashi: Showdown at Hannyazaka Heights
The remake of Yoshikawa's novel continues with the second installment in which Takezo, soon to be Miyamoto Musashi, emerges from the Himeji Castle after three years of intense contemplation and philos...
Officer Morgan and a Man of Mystery
Detective Morgan and the Japanese police cooperate to unveil the truth of the mysterious death of Morgan’s friend in Arizona.
A Fishwife's Tale
The popular daughter of the fish market owner is played by Hibari Misora. She sets out to help her biological father who has fallen victim to an evil plot orchestrated by those who would take over his...
Devil's Nursery Rhyme
The novel was adapted by Toei.
Invasion of the Neptune Men
Clumsy invaders from Neptune are thwarted by hero Space Chief and a nondescript group of microshort-wearing Japanese kids.
Flower, Storm and Gangster
A group of bank robbers plan a big robbery, but they all plan to betray each other for different reasons.
First Moonlight Mask theatrical film.
Police Agency Story: Devil's Message Board
The 8th work in the "Keishicho Monogatari" series. There is an activity covered with blood, sweat and mud in the first investigation section over the robbery and murder of a taxi driver. Four times a ...
Police Agency Story: Seven Trackers
This is the seventh work of the popular Police Agency Story story series, which depicts the endless efforts investigators of the Metropolitan Police Department have made to hunt for the murderer of th...
Moonlight Mask – Duel to the Death in Dangerous Waters
Second Moonlight Mask theatrical film.
A friendly rivalry turns into romance for an elite female detective and a handsome private eye as they investigate a missing person's case from a wealthy family.
The Eleventh Hour
A 1955 television feature on Japan's national network, NHK, is the basis for one of Uchida's rare films. A socially conscious drama with a contemporary backdrop, Dotanba focuses on the attempts to res...
Excursion to Treasure Isle
The story is a dramatization of the Japanese folklore legend of Momotaro, the Peach Boy, who with his trusted companions of dog, monkey and pheasant fought against evil in olden times.
Private eye Bannai Tarao (Chiezo Kataoka) and his assistant Masako (Chizuru Kitagawa) investigate the mysterious murder of a baseball player who was killed in the middle of a game.
Murder on The Last Train
One of the earliest Japanese cop films following a mysterious killing on the last train to Mitaka, Tokyo.
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