Tora-san 45: Tora-san Makes Excuses
Tora-san 45 - Tora-san Makes Excuses
Theatrical poster for Tora-San Makes Excuses (1992)
Directed by Yōji Yamada
Produced by Kiyoshi Shimizu
Hiro Fukazawa
Written by Yōji Yamada
Yoshitaka Asama
Music by Nayazumi Yamamoto
Cinematography Tetsuo Takaba
Mitsumi Hanada
Editing by Iwao Ishii
Distributed by Shochiku
Released December 26, 1992
Running time 101 min.
Preceded by Tora-san 44: Tora-san Confesses
Followed by Tora-san 46: Tora-san's Marriage Proposal

Tora-San Makes Excuses (男はつらいよ 寅次郎の青春 Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajirō no Seishun) is a 1992 comedy film directed by Yōji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Kumiko Gotō as his love interest or "Madonna".[1] Tora-San Makes Excuses is the forty-fifth film in the Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.


Release historyEdit

Tora-San Makes Excuses was released theatrically on December 26, 1992.[3] In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1993 and 1996, and in DVD format in 2002 and 2008.[4]





External linksEdit


  1. "男はつらいよ 寅次郎の青春 (Madonna)" at (official site). Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  2. "男はつらいよ 寅次郎の青春" at the Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  3. "男はつらいよ 寅次郎の青春" at the Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs). Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  4. "男はつらいよ 寅次郎の青春 (1992)" at Retrieved 2010-08-25.

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