Works information

■Director

Kazuyuki Izutsu

■Cast

Toshiyuki Nishida, Takako Tokiwa, Taro Yamamoto, Ittoku Kishibe, Naomi Fuji, Kenta Kiriya, Kohei Yoshida, Keishi Nagatsuka, Kotone Ota, La Salle Ishii, Houka Kinoshita, Tetsushi Tanaka, SanseiShiomi, Toshie Negishi, Eisuke Sasai, Shinobu Terajima

■Genre

Drama

■Production Year

2003

■Length

112min.

■Origin country

Japan

Get Up!

SYNOPSIS

A hilarious spoof on Yakuza films involving the Hollywood celebrity look-alike industry. The title refers to James Brown's singing 'Get Up!' throughout his song 'Sex Machine,' as followed along by his Japanese fanatics who shout 'Geroppa!' Award-winning actor Toshiyuki Nishida stars as the James Brown-loving boss of a minor-league Yakuza family who wants to go straight. He's about to be incarcerated in a couple of days, and his henchmen try to kidnap James Brown who happens to be touring Japan, in order to make their boss's dream come true which is to meet the god-father of soul. Takako Tokiwa costars as Nishida's estranged daughter. Recorded 9 million USD box office in Japan.