Escape from Japan is the story about a band member who yearns to go to America. He is sought after by the police after helping his friend conduct a robbery and so must risk it all to escape Japan at a time when the nation is preparing to host the Olympics. This film, which was produced just after Akitsu Springs is a different type of action movie in which it is more of a satire of the social conditions of the time. Director Yoshida left Shochiku after the distributor cut the last scene from this film.
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