1989 action drama directed by Ridley Scott
and starring Michael Douglas
, Andy Garcia
, Guts Ishimatsu
, and Ken Takakura
. Douglas and Garcia play NYPD
detectives charged with delivering a yakuza
man (Ishimatsu) to the police in Osaka
. When they arrive at Itami
, they accidentally hand him over to yakuza disguised as cops, and so they have to spend the rest of the movie getting him back, with the help of an English-speaking Osaka cop (Takakura).
As far as I know, this is the only big-ticket Hollywood movie ever made in Osaka, and it does a damn good job of showing off the city. If you're planning on a visit, I strongly recommend seeing this movie first so you'll know what to expect.