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Red Sun (1971)
"Soleil rouge" (original title)

 -  Action | Western  -  9 June 1972 (USA)
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The Japanese ambassador is traveling through the Wild West by train, when gangsters hold up the train, to rob a gold shipment. They also carry an ancient Japanese sword the ambassador was ... See full summary »

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Cristina
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Kuroda Jubie (as Toshiro Mifune)
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Gotch 'Gauche' Kink
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Pepita
Barta Barri ...
Paco (as Bart Barry)
Guido Lollobrigida ...
Mace (as Lee Burton)
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Hyatt (as Tony Dawson)
Gianni Medici ...
Miguel (as John Hamilton)
Georges Lycan ...
Sheriff Stone (as George W. Lycan)
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Chato (as Luke Merenda)
Tetsu Nakamura ...
Japanese Ambassador (as Satoshi Nakamura)
Jo Nieto
Julio Peña ...
Peppie (as Jules Pena)
Mónica Randall ...
Maria (as Monica Randall)
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The Japanese ambassador is traveling through the Wild West by train, when gangsters hold up the train, to rob a gold shipment. They also carry an ancient Japanese sword the ambassador was carrying as a present for the US president. The ambassador's bodyguard (Toshiro Mifune) will go after them, with the aid of one of the gang's leaders betrayed by his pals... Written by Artemis-9

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2 Desperados ... 1 Hellcat ... and a Samurai ... the greatest fighting force the West has ever known!

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Action | Western

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Release Date:

9 June 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Red Sun  »

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Gross:

SEK 908,049 (Sweden)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor and Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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This film is one of Charles Bronson's 70s westerns. His westerns made during the 1970s include Chino (1973), Red Sun (1971), Chato's Land (1972), From Noon Till Three (1976), Breakheart Pass (1975) and The White Buffalo (1977). See more »

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Equipment visible at 43:43 in lower left hand corner. See more »

Quotes

Kuroda Jubie: Give me my clothes!
Link Stuart: I'll give you your clothes, but first I want your word of honor that you won't kill Gauche on sight.
Kuroda Jubie: My clothes!
Link Stuart: Your word.
Kuroda Jubie: [angrily speaks Japanese]
Link Stuart: Don't know what the hell that's all about, but it sounds like it's comin' from the heart. Well?
Kuroda Jubie: Give me five minutes with him.
Link Stuart: Not enough.
Kuroda Jubie: One hour. Give me one full hour.
Link Stuart: I need one full day. Kuroda, I need the time to make Gauche take me to the cash. I wanna be sure it's there.
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Referenced in Terence Young: Bond Vivant (1999) See more »

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Toshiro Mifune GREAT!!!!
6 April 1999 | by (SoCal) – See all my reviews

I just got Red Sun and enjoyed it. It's kinda hard to explain it in writing, you have to watch it. It's worth the time. Charles Bronson fans will like his performance as Link, a thief who's forced to team up with Toshiro Mifune's character Kuroda-a Samurai who has 7 days to get back a sword stolen while traveling to the US capital in 1870(around that time); the sword was to be a gift to the prez.

Toshiro's performace was great, simply great. Fans will like this. It is very odd to hear him speak english...especially when he never really learned it in the first place! There's many great little bits in the movie like when Link is trying to escape from Kuroda...he just can't get away from him. They way Kuroda begins to really relax in the saloon cracks me up..he's usually stiff and mean looking..well, not that mean looking. I voted a 10 for this....


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