The Rugby Star

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The Rugby Star

The Rugby Star

Release Date: May 15, 1976

Year    :   1976
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Action, Comedy
Production Companies    :   Toei Company
Director    :   Akira Shimizu
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Motohiro Torii, Shizuo Nonami
RunTime    :   88 mins.

The success of Truck Yaro (1975-1979) initiated a whole load of movies that put "Yaro" in their title, including this semi-bonkers sports comedy/drama. Sonny Chiba's brother Jiro Chiba stars as a Rugby player whose team must find a way to beat the opponent. It's a standard storyline without any major surprises, but works surprisingly well. Training scenes are relatively nuts; much better than the actual matches actually, which tend to go on forever. There is no sex, nudity or graphic violence, making this a family friendly affair. Sonny Chiba appears for about 7 minutes during the last third as a truck driver who comes to Jiro's rescue.




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