Rick, a down-and-out American boxer, is hired to transport a sword to Japan, unaware that the whole thing is a set up in a bitter blood-feud between two brothers, one who follows the traditional path of the samurai and the other a businessman. At the behest of the businessman, Rick undertakes samurai training from the other brother, but joins his cause. He also becomes romantically involved with the samurai's daughter. Written by
He has trained every thought, every muscle, every nerve, for the moment of truth!
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worked on the film's screenplay uncredited. The picture was the second and final of two collaborations of Moffat and director John Frankenheimer
who had previously co-written Black Sunday
(1977) for Frankenheimer. See more
After Akiko disappears at the street festival, Rick runs into a guy with a walkie-talkie. As they're talking, people passing in the background look at the camera, duck, and run out of frame. See more
Referenced in P & B