Professor Toru Tanaka in The Running Man

Professor Toru Tanaka (1930 - 2000)

a.k.a. Toru Tanaka

Film Deaths[edit | edit source]

  • Catch the Heat (1987) [Dozu]: Impaled in the back of the head as he falls against a bookcase.
  • The Running Man (1987) [Subzero]: Garroted with a razor-spiral during his fight against Arnold Schwarzenegger, while Richard Dawson's viewing audience looks on in disappointment. His body is later seen when viewed on camera.
  • Dead Heat (1988) [Butcher]: Shot to death by Joe Piscapo.
  • Martial Law (1990) [Jimmy Kong] Slain in a duel against David Carradine, who uses the dreaded "Dim-Mak" death-touch on him.  
  • The Perfect Weapon (1991) [Tanaka]: Killed in an explosion when Jeff Speakman kicks a chain link to a propane tank, which sets fire to Toru and ignites a gas tank at the end of a long fight.

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