The one guy you trust to get your back when a whole city's trying to put a bullet in it.
After being exiled from Tokyo, a yakuza gangster (Takeshi "Beat" Kitano, Fireworks [Hana-Bi], Sonatine) arrives in Los Angeles with a big bag of money and a really bad attitude.
He hooks up with his half-brother, the leader of a small-time drug ring, and together with a local street hustler(Omar Epps, Love and Basketball), the brothers declare war on the other local drug traffickers, and igniting the bloodiest and dirtiest power struggle the mean streets of L.A. have ever seen.
"Kitano is one of the most significant figures on the landscape of modern cinema! He exists on the highest echelon of coolness!" -- AIN'T IT COOL NEWS.
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