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A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath who can only be stopped by two teenagers and a group of psychics.

Directed by Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Produced by Shunzo Kato & Ryôhei Suzuki
Based on the manga by
Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Screenplay by
Katsuhiro Ôtomo & Izô Hashimoto
Music by Shôji Yamashiro
Cinematography by Katsuji Misawa

Edited by Martin Hunter
Released July 16, 1988 (Japan) January 1, 1990 (US)
Budget $10 million