Iron Finger

Japan Release: 1965
Running Time:
93 minutes

Iron Finger

Japanese Title

[Hyappatsu Hyakuchu]

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Live Action

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International Title

Iron Finger

Initial US Title

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Alternate Titles

100 Shot 100 Killed
[Literal Translation]




Directed by Jun Fukuda
Writing credits Kihachi Okamoto
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka, Kenichiro Tsunoda
Music by Masaru Sato
Cinematography by Kazuo Yamada, Shinsaku Uno
Film Editing by Yoshitami Kuroiwa
Production Design by Kazuo Okawa
Assistant Director Yoshimitsu Banno
Director of Special Effects Eiji Tsuburaya
Hoshino Andrew Akira Takarada
Yumi Sawada Mie Hama
Tezuka, Detective Ichiro Arishima
Komori Akihiko Hirata
Matsuki Toru Ibuki
Tamai, Police Inspector Shigeki Ishida
- Sachio Sakai
- Mike Daneen


DVDs and Blu-rays

Japan Region 2 100 Shot 100 Killed Toho (2008)

Background and Trivia

  • Toho registered the movie with the US copyright office on August 2nd, 1993 under the registration number PA0000625542. The titles used were the international title, Iron Finger, and the Romaji title, Hyappatsu Hyakuchu.
  • In Godzilla: Final Wars (2004), there is a scene where actor Akira Takarada's Naotaro Daigo escapes from the Xilien. After using a pair of ray guns to shoot a held sword, the character notes that people used to refer to him as 100 shot, 100 killed. The line, an intentional reference to this 1965 movie, was inserted at the request of director Ryuhei Kitamura. In fact, actor Takarada attempted to say a different line rather than reference the movie, talking about how his gun or aim was rusty. Addressed in a 2016 interview with Akira Takarada and Kumi Mizuno. Note that English subtitles for the 2004 Godzilla film tend to translate this line as "Mr. One Shot" instead, which is as it appears on releases from Sony.