MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,989 this week

Pray for Death (1985)

 -  Action | Drama  -  November 1985 (USA)
5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 819 users  
Reviews: 25 user | 16 critic

After a peace loving Japanese immigrant and his family become victims of a crime syndicate, a master ninja emerges.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 30 Sep 2010
 
a list of 44 titles
created 15 Nov 2010
 
a list of 22 titles
created 08 Mar 2012
 
a list of 5 titles
created 23 Apr 2012
 
a list of 79 titles
created 19 Nov 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Pray for Death" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Pray for Death (1985)

Pray for Death (1985) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Pray for Death.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A lightning bolt strikes the grave of Bruce Lee. However, that is as much as Bruce Lee has to do with it. Then a kung fu instructor starts a quest to avenge a friend's death, and on the way... See full summary »

Director: Doo-yong Lee
Stars: Jun Chong, Deborah Dutch, Debby Tebora
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

On a remote Caribbean island, Army Ranger Joe Armstrong investigates the disappearance of several marines, which leads him to The Lion, a super-criminal who has kidnapped a local scientist and mass-produced an army of mutant Ninja warriors.

Director: Sam Firstenberg
Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, Larry Poindexter
Blind Fury (1989)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A blind Vietnam vet, trained as a swordfighter, comes to America and helps to rescue the son of a fellow soldier.

Director: Phillip Noyce
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Terry O'Quinn, Brandon Call
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Kuo-Ren Wu
Stars: Alexander Lo Rei, Eugene Thomas, Chung-Erh Lung
Ninja Masters (2009)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Mandy slaves away at two jobs struggling to support her family while dreaming about resurrecting her father's martial arts academy, a once famous school now forgotten since an accident took his leg.

Director: Xin Xin Xiong
Stars: Luxia Jiang, Sam Lee, Siu-Fai Cheung
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

Jackson is back, and now he has a new partner, karate champion Sean, as they must face a deadly terrorist known as "The Cobra", who has infected Sean with a virus. Sean and Jackson have no ... See full summary »

Director: Cedric Sundstrom
Stars: David Bradley, Steve James, Marjoe Gortner
Ghost Warrior (1985)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A deep-frozen 400-year-old samurai is shipped to Los Angeles, where he comes back to life.

Director: J. Larry Carroll
Stars: Hiroshi Fujioka, John Calvin, Janet Julian
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

American soldier, obviously very skilled in martial arts, single-handedly takes on mercenaries in the Philippines.

Director: Sam Firstenberg
Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, Judie Aronson
Out on Bail (1989)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A Tennessee sheriff and lawyer want a jailed drifter to assassinate a mayoral candidate.

Director: Gordon Hessler
Stars: Robert Ginty, Kathy Shower, Tom Badal
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Rika never expected to encounter the living dead as she skipped school to visit her grandfather. She is forced to survive and discovers incredible zombie fighting skills.

Director: Ken'ichi Fujiwara
Stars: Mina Arai, Lemon Hanazawa, Kotoha Hiroyama
Action | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

We begin with Shô Kosugi demonstrating the use of a katana, saying nothing about the film he is introducing. When Gordon is taking his girlfriend's picture in Hong Kong, several Caucasian ... See full summary »

Director: Godfrey Ho
Stars: Richard Harrison, Melvin Pitcher, Andy Chworowsky
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Shô Kosugi
Stars: Kane Kosugi, Simon Rhee, Scott Harmon
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Akira Saito
James Booth ...
Limehouse Willie
Donna Kei Benz ...
Aiko Saito (as Donna K. Benz)
Norman Burton ...
Lt. Anderson
...
Takeshi Saito
Shane Kosugi ...
Tomoya Saito
Matthew Faison ...
Sgt. Joe Daley
...
Sam Green
...
Kaga
...
Mr. Newman
Alan Amiel ...
Vinnie Seline
Woody Watson ...
Cohen
Charles Grueber ...
Sgt. Trumble (as Charles Gruber)
Nik Hagler ...
Pirelli
Chris Wycliff ...
Joe Benson
Edit

Storyline

Akira Saito, a Japanese businessman lives in Tokyo with his Japanese-American wife Aiko and their children, Takeshi and Tomoya. When the family has a chance to move to the United States so that Aiko can teach the children about their American heritage, they pack up and head for Houston, Texas and run a restaurant. This is where the trouble begins. A band of crooked cops store stolen goods in the back room of the restaurant and unknown to the Saitos family, a priceless necklace (the Van Atta necklace), is wanted by a local syndicate. When one of the dirty cops decide to take the necklace for himself, the syndicate goes after the previous owner of the restaurant, then after the Saitos'. When one of the boys is kidnapped by top thug Limehouse, Akira quietly rescues him. However, when Aiko and Tomoya are run down by Limehouse in an effort to get the necklace, Akira has had enough. For years, Akira has kept a dark secret. Akira finally decides to unleash his dark side. Written by kinnikuman12195

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

They shattered his American dream. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

November 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A nindzsa imája a haláláért  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The characters of Takeshi and Tomoya, played respectively by Kane Kosugi and Shane Kosugi, are the middle names of the two actors. See more »

Quotes

Limehouse: I'm going to burn your kid like a roman candle.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Matilda (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
not one of Shô Kosugi's best movies
14 April 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

this is not one of Shô Kosugi's better movies.it's an action drama/revenge film.it takes awhile to get going and once it does,it's fairly slow throughout most of the running time.i wouldn't say ti was boring,but it was close.the fight scenes were OK,but not spectacular.the characters were your typical two dimensional stereotypes for the genre.there's nothing very memorable about the movie.once the end credits rolled,that was it.really stays with you about it.i wouldn't really recommend it unless you're really bored and have nothing else to do.i would recommend Revenge of the Ninja and Enter the Ninja,both superior films starring Shô Kosugi.for me,Pray for Death is a 5/10


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
dvd Reefshark
Display picture discrepancy klan_mccullah
Back to the shadows! fistjedi
On Hulu t_d_f
Sign the Enter the Ninja/Ninja III DVD Petition! Zorin-2
This should have come out on DVD right before 'Ninja Assassin' opens NinjaJoe
Discuss Pray for Death (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?