Brutal to the bone, DISTANT JUSTICE is one of those slapped-together international co-productions that will probably emphasize Asian star Bunta Sugawara's kick-ass demeanor even more in overseas playdates. As it is, there's already too much of him in this version.
Visiting America for the first time with his wife and daughter, Inspector Rio Yuki (Sugawara) discovers the hard way how vicious major cities like Boston can be. After she inadvertently photographs a drug buy, Rio's wife is gunned down and his daughter Sakura (Sakura Sugawara) is kidnapped.
Despite assurances from his police buddy, the soon-to-retire Chief Bradfield (George Kennedy), Rio decides to tak...