"A man never forgets. A man pays his debts."
In this forgotten classic from the mid-seventies, Robert Mitchum is HARRY KILMER, an ex-G.I., and sometime P.I. (his past is suitably murky), set loose in modern day Japan, to rescue an old Army buddy's daughter from gangsters, and finding himself awash in a bloody mess of betrayal and questions of honour. To rescue the girl, Harry must confront the woman he left behind, and put his faith in an old enemy who owes him a favor. And he learns a very important lesson: people who live in paper houses shouldn't play with swords.
An excellent script by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver) and Robert Towne (Chinatown) (which sold for $300,000, the highest amount ever paid for a screenplay at the time) and one of Mitchum's greatest performances brings it all home in living, bloody colour.
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