Dangan Runner (1996)

Director
Hiroyuki Tanaka

Main cast
Shin'ichi Tsutsumi; Tomorowo Taguchi; Diamond Yukai; Hiroyuki Tanaka; Akaji Maro

Genres
Crime, Comedy, Action

Description
An unemployed man trying to steal from a convenience store, and the store clerk catches him in the act... the thief runs away with the store-clerk right after him. All the while, the store clerk is in trouble with a low-rank yakuza. Along the chase for the thief, they catch the eye of the Yakuza who's been looking for the convenience store clerk


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