Big Man Japan

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Release Date: May 15, 2009Running Time: 113 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG 13Box Office: $40,257.00
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Foreign

Hitoshi Matsumoto
Riki Takeuchi
Ryunosuke Kamiki
Itsuji Itao

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A middle-aged slacker living in a rundown, graffiti-ridden slum, Daisato's job involves being shocked by bolts of electricity that transform him into a stocky, stick-wielding giant several stories high who is entrusted with defending Japan from a host of bizarre monsters. But while his predecessors were national heroes, he is a pariah among the citizens he protects, who bitterly complain about the noise and destruction of property he causes. And Daisato has his own problems -an agent insistent on branding him with sponsor advertisements, an Alzheimer-afflicted grandfather who transforms into a giant in dirty underwear, and a family who is embarrassed by his often cowardly exploits.

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