Espy

Espy


エスパイ
Esupai
Espy

Director Jun Fukuda
Co-Director Kenjiro Omori
Special Effects Director Teruyoshi Nakano
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Fumio Tanaka
Original Story Sakyo Komatsu
Screenplay Ei Ogawa
Photography Shoji Ueda
Kazumi Hara
Art Shinobu Muraki
Sound Toshiya Ban
Lighting Masakuni Morimoto
Music Masaaki Hirao
Kensuke Kyo
Editor Michiko Ikeda
Production Companies Toho
Release Date December 28, 1974
Runtime 94 minutes
Poster

エスパイ
Esupai
Espy

Staff
Director Jun Fukuda
Co-Director Kenjiro Omori
Special Effects Director Teruyoshi Nakano
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Fumio Tanaka
Original Story Sakyo Komatsu
Screenplay Ei Ogawa
Photography Shoji Ueda
Kazumi Hara
Art Shinobu Muraki
Sound Toshiya Ban
Lighting Masakuni Morimoto
Music Masaaki Hirao
Kensuke Kyo
Editor Michiko Ikeda
Info
Production Companies Toho
Release Date December 28, 1974
Runtime 94 minutes

ESPY is a secret organization composed of psychic agents tasked with protecting world leaders. They are assigned to protect the Prime Minister of the embattled nation of Baltonia. Prior delegates from Baltonia were murdered under extraordinary circumstances, leading ESPY to believe that they are dealing with an adversary who also wields psychic powers. Agent Tamura is dispatched to Turkey to track down a lead. Tamura is captured and subjected to repeated electric shocks, which neutralize his psychic powers. He learns that their enemy is a psychic named Ulrov, who believes that psychics are the supreme morals beings on the planet and that ordinary humans must be destroyed to preserve the peace. He plans to disrupt the Baltonian peace talks and precipitate a nuclear exchange between the superpowers, exterminating humanity so that his psychic race can take over. Tamura is disposed of at sea, where he is rescued by ESPY.

Tamura and rookie agent Miki are sent to St. Moritz to protect the Prime Minister. A group of assassins kill the Prime Minister’s double, and Miki eliminates the assassins. Miki is shaken by the ordeal and placed on administrative leave. With ESPY’s roster quickly diminishing they are hard pressed to keep the real Prime Minster safe. Ulrov attempts to have Miki neutralized as well. Tamura tries to rescue Miki and is placed in yet another trap. Pushed to his limit, Tamura regains his psychic powers and teleports to the conference in St. Moritz in time to save the Prime Minister from another assassination.

The ESPY agents converge on Ulrov’s remote mansion, and a psychic battle ensues. Tamura defeats Ulrov by causing flames to billow from the fireplace and smother Ulrov. The ESPY agents flee before the mansion is completely destroyed by the blaze.

製作
Producer
田中友幸
Tomoyuki Tanaka

田中文雄
Fumio Tanaka
原作
Original Story
小松左京
Sakyo Komatsu

早川書房刊「エスパイ」
Hayakawa Shobo Publishers “Espy”
脚本
Screenplay
小川英
Ei Ogawa
撮影
Photography
上田正治
Shoji Ueda

原一民
Kazumi Hara
美術
Art
村木忍
Shinobu Muraki
録音
Sound
伴利也
Toshiya Ban
照明
Lighting
森本正邦
Masakuni Morimoto
スチール
Stills
中尾孝
Takashi Nakao
音楽
Music
平尾昌晃
Masaaki Hirao

京建輔
Kensuke Kyo
主題歌
Theme Song
フィリップスレコード
Phillips Records

Performer
尾崎紀世彦
Kiyohiko Ozaki
『愛こそすべて』
“All We Need Is Love”

作詞
Lyricist
山口洋子
Yoko Yamaguchi
作曲
Composition
平尾昌晃
Masaaki Hirao
編曲
Arranagment
京建輔
Kensuke Kyo
監督助手
Assistant Director
西川常三郎
Tsunesaburo Nishikawa
編集
Editor
池田美千子
Michiko Ikeda
効果
Effects
東宝効果集団
Toho Effects Group
整音
Dubbing
東宝録音センター
Toho Sound Center
製作担当者
Production Manager
篠田啓助
Keisuke Shinoda
特殊技術
Special Effects

撮影
Photography
富岡素敬
Motoyoshi Tomioka
照明
Lighting
大口良雄
Yoshio Oguchi
合成
Synthesis
三瓶一信
Kazunobu Sanpei
作画
Illustration
塚田猛昭
Takeaki Tsukada
光学撮影
Optical Photography
宮西武史
Takeshi Miyanishi
操演
Physical Effects
小川昭二
Shoji Ogawa
特殊効果
Sound Effects
渡辺忠昭
Tadaaki Watanabe
監督助手
Assistant Director
田渕吉男
Yoshio Tabuchi
衣装協力
Costume Cooperation
ロンシャン株式会社
Longchamp Corporation
由実かおる衣装デザイン
Kaoru Yumi Costume Design
志村雅久 (そごう)
Masahisa Shimura (Sogo)
スーツ提供
Suit Providers
そごう
Sogo

アンジェロ
Angelo

リノーリコ紳士服
Rino Rico Men’s Clothing
毛皮
Fur
パリオン (真田商事)
Parion (Shoji Sanada)
アクセサリー
Accessories
東京工芸 (株)
Tokyo Crafts Co., Ltd.
出演者
Performers


藤岡弘
Hiroshi Fujioka

由美かおる
Kaoru Yumi

草刈正雄
Masao Kusakari

岡田英次
Eiji Okada

睦五郎
Goro Mutsumi

内田勝正
Katsumasa Uchida

高村ルナ
Luna Takamura

山谷初男
Hatsuo Yamaya

ジミー・ショウ
Jimmy Shaw

アンドリュー・ヒューズ
Andrew Hughes

スティーブ・グリーン
Steve Green

ウィリー・ドーシー
Willy Dorsey

ロルフ・イエッサー
Ralph Jesser

フランツ・グルーバー
Franz Gruber

伊藤光一
Koichi Ito

勝部義夫
Yoshio Katsube

細井利雄
Toshio Hosoi

守田比呂也
Hiroya Morita
技斗
Action
渡辺高光
Takamitsu Watanabe

高橋一俊
Kazutoshi Takahashi

ジャパン・アクションクラブ
Japan Action Club

大野剣友会
Ono Swordsmen Society

加山雄三
Yuzo Kayama

若山富三郎(特別出演)
Tomisaburo Wakayama (Special Appearance)
特技監督
Special Effects Director
中野昭慶
Teruyoshi Nakano
協力監督
Co-Director
大森健次郎
Kenjiro Omori
監督
Director
福田純
Jun Fukuda