Sympathy for the Underdog
Sympathy for the Underdog (1969)

Filmmaker Kinji Fukasaku first sketched out the lean and uncompromising vision of life among the Japanese Mafia which dominated his acclaimed Yakuza Papers series in this potent crime drama. Gunji (Koji Tsuruta) is a veteran gangster who is… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1969
DVD Release Date: February 1, 2005
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

I'd rather be eating sushi than watching such an undercooked flick.

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Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Sympathy for the Underdog is something of a transitional, minor work, but it is every bit as accomplished in style and technique as Fukasaku's later films.

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alan jay
thought this movie was released around 2001; actually this movie was made around 1971. Basic yakuza fare; the lead actor is pretty cool and the plot is mildly… More