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Directed by: Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Runtime: 124 min

Year: 1988

Country: Japan

Rated: R

Restrictions: Graphic violence, brief nudity. (Animation)

Language: Japanese

Subtitles: English

Film Type: Dramatic

In 1988 the Japanese government drops an atomic bomb on Tokyo after ESP experiments on children go awry. In 2019, 31 years after the nuking of the city, Kaneda, a bike gang leader, tries to save his friend Tetsuo from a secret government project. He battles anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists, and a powerful military leader until Tetsuo’s supernatural powers suddenly manifest. A final battle is fought in the Tokyo Olympiad exposing the experiment’s secrets.

  • Pop-up drive-in opens at 8 pm
  • Movies begin at dusk
  • Concessions available on site

Additional rating info: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/akira

Friday, August 13 @ 8:00 PM

Union Drive-in, 7301 S 900 East


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