[sumo] Sumo in Movie Oceans 13
sumo1 at dichne.com
Mon Jun 11 16:54:18 EDT 2007
Ngozi Robinson wrote:
> I was watching Oceans 13 yesterday (funnier than I had expected) when I
> suddenly yelled out ³yobidashi² in a crowded theater as I saw the tell-tale
> shoes as a dohyo was being swept on screen. To my surprise they had about
> 30 seconds of sumo in the movie. Later when watching the credits, my
> suspicion was confirmed that the rikishi were none other than Akebono and
> Musashimaru! The USA Sumo confirms that they were involved in making this
> scene happen.
> What an unexpected pleasure. I look forward to seeing more sumo snippets in
> mainstream movies.
Yes, but too bad you can't actually SEE them. If you really concentrate,
you can see Musa's lower body out of focus for about 2 seconds.
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