Contributed by: Shawn Mandel
During the night club scene when Andy Garcia
(Charlie) and Ken Takakura (Masse) sing on stage, Andy pulling Ken up on stage to sing with him, was not in the original script. This was actually Andy Garcia's idea to give the viewers a higher sense of being emotionally tied to Andy's character prior to the subsequent audience shocking scene.
' character in this film is named "Nick." He also played characters named Nick in Basic Instinct (1992) and The Game (1997).
This film is not to be confused with Japanese director Shohei Imamura's BLACK RAIN, which was produced around the same time. Imamura's film deals with the lives of a Japanese family who survived the nuclear-bombing of Hiroshima. The phrase "black rain," used in both films, refers to the deadly nuclear fallout caused by the detonation of an atomic weapon.
The motorcycle in the film is definitely NOT a Harley Davidson Sporster Caferacer (made in 1978-79 with a 1000cc "Ironhead" engine. It is in fact an Evo Sportster (1986 + with a 1200cc engine) that has an aftermarket fiberglass front fairing giving the cafe racer appearance (the difference between the two engines is easily noticeable by a trained eye).
None the less, an amazing machine praised by Harley enthusiast's for its incredible power to weight ratio and excellent mid and high speed handling.
Contributed by: Harry Kintama
Yusaku Matsuda was known to play cops in Japan yet played a yakuza in Black Rain. Ken Takakura, the cop in the movie, is known in Japan for playing yakuzas!
Contributed by: Andre Catani
That marvellous bike Nick uses to beat that "kawhonzuki" in one of the first scenes is a H-D Sportster 1200. Despite those ugly wheels and that simply unacceptable BMW-like windshield, the V-2 iron horse is there, roaring along NYC srteets.
-Although an anonymous reader wrote in to say that it was not an HD 1200 Sportster... It was an XR 1000 Café Racer -Can anyone confirm?
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