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Action & Adventure Crime 
19751h 40mOn: Prime Video Kanopy Tags: Police Country: Japan

In at least 6 movies by director Kinji Fukasaku, Bunta Sugawara played a yakuza thug. This time, he carries a badge but his character hasn't lost his distaste for double-dealing bosses and authority figures who are out to cover their own butts. Detective Kuno is balanced between the law and pragmatism. Cops didn't enforce the law to the point of pushing gangsters over the edge. In return, the gangsters mostly stayed out of the public eye. Some of them even became friends with cops, sharing a mutual desire to keep-down trade unions and leftists. When that balance is upset, Kuno has to decide where his loyalties lie. In this gray world, cops aren't always good and gangsters are thoroughly bad.. although there's no reward for good men who drink from the cup of corruption. "Cops Versus Thugs" has that trademark Fukasaku camera-work.. constantly moving, zooming, and putting you right in the middle of the action, changing loyalties and political maneuvering between cops and criminals.Cops vs. Thugs featuring Bunta Sugawara and Tatsuo Umemiya is streaming with subscription on Prime Video, streaming with subscription on Kanopy, available for rent or purchase on Prime Video, and 1 other. It's an action & adventure and crime movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.2 (622 votes).

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Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy).

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Available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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#20,455 Ranked Movie

#815 Ranked in Police Movies

#2504 Ranked in Movies on Kanopy

#3458 Ranked in Crime Movies

Cops vs. Thugs has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.2 (622 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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