Tora-san 20: Tora-san Plays Cupid
Tora-san 20 - Tora-san Plays Cupid
Theatrical poster for Tora-san Plays Cupid (1977)
Directed by Yōji Yamada
Written by Yōji Yamada
Yoshitaka Asama
Music by Nayazumi Yamamoto
Cinematography Tetsuo Takaba
Editing by Iwao Ishii
Distributed by Shochiku
Released December 29, 1977
Running time 95 min.
Preceded by Tora-san 19: Tora-san Meets His Lordship
Followed by Tora-san 21: Tora-san's Stage-Struck

Tora-san Plays Cupid (男はつらいよ 寅次郎頑張れ! Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajirō Gambare!) aka Tora-san, Hold Out![1] is a 1977 comedy film directed by Yōji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Shiho Fujimura as his love interest or "Madonna".[2] Tora-san Plays Cupid is the twentieth film in the Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.


Release historyEdit

Tora-san Plays Cupid was released theatrically on December 29, 1977.[4] In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1996, and in DVD format in 1998, 2002, and 2008.[5]





External linksEdit


  1. "OTOKO WA TSURAIYO -Torajirou GANBARE" at the Complete Index to World Film. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  2. "男はつらいよ 寅次郎頑張れ! (Madonna)" Retrieved (official site)
  3. "男はつらいよ 寅次郎頑張れ!" at the Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  4. "男はつらいよ 寅次郎頑張れ!". at the Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs). Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  5. "男はつらいよ 寅次郎頑張れ!(1977)" at Retrieved 2010-08-25.

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