The Yakuza Way 24 years old

After a three-year prison term in Japan, a yakuza heads for LA to buy two kilos of cocaine. He's going to smuggle it back to Japan, and it's to be his last score: he wants to marry Yoko, his long-suffering girlfriend, and get out of the life. But somebody sets him up, Yoko is shot, and he loses the suitcase of dope. He determines to stay in LA, retrieve the coke, and exact revenge: although he's a drug dealer, he still follows the samurai code of the yakuza. Along the way, he learns that his long-lost younger sister is in Los Angeles, and he teams up with an unlikely partner in his quest for justice: a petty thief who's trying to help a young woman get back to Japan.


The Yakuza Way Cast

Name Character
George Cheung He was 50, now 74 years old
Riki Takeuchi He was 35, now 59 years old
Mario Opinato He was 34, now 59 years old
Eugene Nomura He was 26, now 51 years old

The Yakuza Way Crew

Name Department
Toshimichi Ohkawa as Director. He was 41 (now 66) years old Directing
Toshimichi Ohkawa as Writer. He was 41 (now 66) years old Writing
Masaya Nakamura as Executive Producer. He was 73 (91) years old when He died Production
Simon Tse as Producer. Production
The Yakuza Way (24 years)

  • Release day: Friday, February 19, 1999
  • Runtime: 82 minutes