''Shut the fuck up, business is bizarre.''
Osaka Tough Guys is a fun, silly, broad buddy comedy that feels kind of like Dude Where's My Car? or a Harold and Kumar movie, if those movies had loveable wayward badasses as their main characters, and took place in a gritty criminal underworld of seedy bars and back-alley fistfights.
And somehow, it's extremely wholesome.
Osaka Tough Guys is the film that marks the beginning of a recurring theme in Miike's work: pure friendships between down and out men/boys, hanging out, living hand-to-mouth, and doing whatever it takes to get by.
A theme that would later be expanded on in Ley Lines, Blues Harp, Young Thugs, and the Dead or Alive movies, to…