Sunny Gets Blue

  • 1993
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Action, Crime

Our guess is that Sunny’s blue because she had to appear in this movie. Slow moving, cliche ridden and full of wild implausibilities, this crime drama will most likely make the viewer blue as well. Runber Jack (Takashi Matsuyama) is a cheap hood who kills a New York City store owner during a holdup and makes off with an envelope stuffed with $1,000 in...read more

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Our guess is that Sunny’s blue because she had to appear in this movie. Slow moving, cliche ridden and full of wild implausibilities, this crime drama will most likely make the viewer blue as well. Runber Jack (Takashi Matsuyama) is a cheap hood who kills a New York City store owner during a holdup and makes off with an envelope stuffed with $1,000 in cash. But Runber owes money to Grass (Dennis Gunn) and his gang, who beat him up and steal his newfound loot. Crass's thugs realize that the serial numbers on the bills match those taken in a $2 million dollar bank heist in Atlanta two years earlier, but Jack and his buddy Cash (Keishi Hunt) are one step ahead of them. They notice that the envelope containing the money was mailed from Key West, and, after some unnecessary sleuthing, figure that the $2 million must be somewhere in (surprise) Key West. (The sleuthing seems like mostly an excuse for lots of jittery handheld camera shots of the pre-Giuliani Times Square, probably the high point of the film.) Cash and Jack head to Florida to find Sunny (Natsumi Nanase), the young woman who mailed the money to her shopkeeper uncle and who they figure knows where the rest of the loot is. Grass and his gang, meanwhile, abduct Cash's girlfriend, learn of Jack and Cash’s plan and follow them to Key West. The holder of the money, Blues (Seiji Matano), finds Cash before Cash finds him and warns them to get off the island. But instead of leaving, Cash and Jack kidnap Sunny, Blues’s old — and apparently still burning — flame and offer to trade her for the money. Blues agrees, but just as the trade’s going down, Cash and his gang show up and much mayhem ensues. Grass makes off with Sunny, and Jack — who feels guilty about killing her uncle — and Cash go back to get her in one final shootout. Despite an attempt at a surprise ending, the film never rises above the most basic generic conventions.

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  • Released: 1993
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Our guess is that Sunny’s blue because she had to appear in this movie. Slow moving, cliche ridden and full of wild implausibilities, this crime drama will most likely make the viewer blue as well. Runber Jack (Takashi Matsuyama) is a cheap hood who kills… (more)

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