After yakuza boss Kurata dissolves his own criminal empire, a rival kingpin offers a position to Kurata’s top operative, Tetsuya “Phoenix Tetsu” Hondo. When the fiercely loyal Tetsu declines, Otsuka taps unstoppable Tatsuzo the “Viper”, a ruthless gun-for-hire, to assassinate him. As the Viper trails his target through the countryside, the agile Phoenix Tetsu grows concerned that one of his former associates has betrayed him.
|Cast:||Chieko Matsubara, Eiji Gō, Eimei Esumi, Hideaki Nitani, Hiroshi Chō, Hiroshi Midorigawa, Hiroshi Takao, Ikuo Nikaido, Isao Tamagawa, Iwae Arai, Ken Mizoguchi, Kiyoshi Ôba, Kosuke Hisamatsu, Masaaki Honme, Michio Hino, Mitsuru Sawa, Ryuji Kita, Shinzô Shibata, Shiro Tonami, Shuntaro Tamamura, Tadayuki Kitagami, Takeshi Yoshida, Tamio Kawachi, Tessen Nakahira, Tetsuya Watari, Tochiko Hamakawa, Tsuyoshi Izumi, Wataru Kobayashi, Yôko Yokota, Yû Izumi, Yuzo Kiura|
|Director:||Masami Kuzû, Seijun Suzuki|