Sumo Do, Sumo Don't
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Sumo Do, Sumo Don't

General info
Original title: Shiko Funjatta (シコふんじゃった)
Country: Japan
Year: 1992
Genre: Comedy, Sport
IMDB Rating: 7.1 296 votes
Plot: Shusei has a problem. When he graduates from college, he has a fine job waiting for him. Family connections have made certain of that. However, in order to graduate, his thesis professor has to certify him. Since his professor, a former sumo wrestler, is the not-so-unofficial patron of the college's almost nonexistent sumo squad, and Shusei looks like someone who could do the squad some good, a tradeoff is arranged: Shusei will join the college sumo squad and work hard for it, and the professor will let him graduate on schedule. After a few more 'volunteers' are rounded up, theirs is a real underdog team, full of skinny kids and out-of-shape heavyweights - even an English rugby player. They are embarrassed even to compete, much less to train hard. However, the enthusiasm of the school's alumni shames the group into doing their best, which (as things in teen movies usually turn out) is more than good enough.
~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide
Movie info
Language: Japanese
Colormode: Color
Running time: 105

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Tags: Sumo Do Sumo Don't, Shiko Funjatta, 1992, Japanese movies, Comedy movies, Sport movies, asian movies

Featured reviews for

Sumo Do, Sumo Don't
Time Out Film Guide source: http://www.timeout.com/film/reviews/75609/Sumo_Do_Sumo_Dont.html
«Lots of jockstrap jokes, gay innuendo, farting and humiliation jokes, plus the odd Cocteau quotation.»
KFCCinema, by Peter Zsurka source: http://www.kfccinema.com/reviews/comedy/sumodo/sumodo.html
« The entertainment factor in this movie is based on the story along with a little humor. As the story develops you'll be hooked to the screen, not to mention the actual sumo fights which are very informative. »

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Persons

Filmmakers

Suo, MasayukiSUO Masayuki
director/writer
Cabin Company Ltd.
studio
Daiei StudiosDaiei Studios
studio
Persons

Cast

Motoki, MasahiroMOTOKI Masahiro
as Shuhei Yamamoto
Shimizu, MisaSHIMIZU Misa
as Natsuko Kawashima
Takenaka, NaotoTAKENAKA Naoto
as Aoki Tomio
Emoto, AkiraEMOTO Akira
as Professor Tokichi Anayama
Mizushima, KaoriMIZUSHIMA Kaori
as Chie Asai
Taguchi, HiromasaTAGUCHI Hiromasa
as Hosaku Tanaka
Hoffman, RobertHOFFMAN Robert
as George Smiley
SAKAI Kentarô
Takarai, MasaakiTAKARAI Masaaki
as Haruo Yamamoto
UMEMOTO Ritsuko
as Masako Mamiya
MATSUDA Masaru
as Tatsuo Horino
MIYASAKA Hiroshi
as Hokudo no Ken
Kataoka, GoroKATAOKA Goro
as Hayashi
Musaka, NaomasaMUSAKA Naomasa
as Kumota-san (Sumo OB)
MURAKAMI Fuyuki
as Yasujiro Mine (OB-Kai Kaicho)
SAKURA Mutsuko
as Yuki Anayama



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