Violent Cop (1989 film)

Violent Cop
Directed byTakeshi Kitano
Written byHisashi Nozawa
Takeshi Kitano (uncredited)
StarringBeat Takeshi
Music byDaisaku Kume
CinematographyYasushi Sasakibara
Edited byNobutake Kamiya
Distributed byShochiku
Release date
  • August 12, 1989 (1989-08-12)
Running time
103 minutes

Violent Cop (その男、凶暴につき, Sono otoko, kyōbō ni tsuki, Lit. 'That man, being violent'), also known as Warning: This Man is Wild and So No Otoko Kyobo Ni Tsuki,[1] is a 1989 Japanese film directed by and starring Takeshi Kitano.[2] It was Kitano's directorial debut, and marked the beginning of his career as a filmmaker.[3]


Kitano plays detective Azuma, a Dirty Harry-type who uses violent methods when confronting criminals. After the suicide of his friend and colleague Iwaki (a vice cop who was involved with drugs), and the kidnapping of his sister by yakuza gangsters, Azuma breaks all the rules of ethical conduct. He responds to every situation with violence, and resorts to unethical methods if they produce results.

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