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80s Film Summary for Black Rain


This 80's movie is about a couple of New York cops who, suddenly, find themselves in the middle of the Yakuza.

Black Rain DVD

DVD Release

The DVD for the movie Black Rain was released on February 16, 1999 by Paramount and is rated R.


Black Rain begins with Nick and Charlie, a couple of cops of the New York Police Department who are doing their job. During a gang war between different factions of the Yakuza, they manage to capture one of its members.

Now, they are ordered to take the prisoner back to Japan for imprisonment. However, the criminal escapes, and the only way to find him is by penetrating the inner circle of the Yakuza. That’s when the two characters of Black Rain will understand how dark can things become.


Nick - Michael Douglas
Charlie - Andy Garcia
Masahiro - Ken Takakura
Joyce - Kate Capshaw
Sato - Yusaku Matsuda


Jackie Chan turned down the role of the bad guy in Black Rain since he didn’t want to be an evil character.

Paul Verhoeven was going to be the original director of the film Black Rain.

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80's Film Facts:

The Movie Black Rain was released to theatres on 09/22/1989 by Paramount Pictures, and grossed $45,892,212 at the box office in the US.

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