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March 1986 (USA) See more »
Forgotten by time...Awakened by science...An ancient warrior faces the battle of his life. See more »
A deep-frozen 400-year-old samurai is shipped to Los Angeles, where he comes back to life. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Hiroshi Fujioka ... Yoshimitsu
John Calvin ... Doctor Alan Richards
Janet Julian ... Chris Welles
Charles Lampkin ... Willie Walsh
Frank Schuller ... Detective Berger
Bill Morey ... Doctor Carl Anderson
Andy Wood ... Doctor Pete Denza
Robert Kino ... Professor Takagi
Joan Foley ... Ellie West
Peter Liapis ... Johnny Tooth
Mieko Kobayashi ... Chidori
Toshishiro Obata ... Japanese Officer (as Toshiji Obata)

Rob Narita ... Boy Skier
Lynn Kuratomi ... Girl Skier
Chris Caputo ... Tom Jenks
Simmy Bow ... Volker

William Jones ... Officer Jones (as J. Bill Jones)
Alan Lachaumette ... Police Officer
Phil Rubenstein ... Detective Carlysle
Casey Brown ... Prostitute
Jerry Tondo ... Sushi Chef
Wally Uchida ... Assistant Sushi Chef
Miko Ishikawa ... Sushi Waitress
Leslie Wing ... Sushi Bar Customer #1
Michael Denis Brox ... Sushi Bar Customer #2
Al Berry ... Helicopter Pilot

Larry Cedar ... Helicopter Observer
Melvin Jones ... Gang Member
Rock A. Walker ... Gang Member

Tony Travis ... Gang Member
Charles Ringa ... Gang Member
Anthony Leonardi ... Gang Member (as Anthony Leonards)
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Directed by
J. Larry Carroll  (as Larry Carroll)
Writing credits
Tim Curnen (written by)

Produced by
Albert Band .... executive producer
Charles Band .... producer
Mieko Bercovici .... associate producer: Japanese unit
Gordon W. Gregory .... associate producer
Efrem Harkham .... executive producer
Uri Harkham .... executive producer
Peter Manoogian .... line producer
Arthur H. Maslansky .... executive producer
Original Music by
Richard Band 
Cinematography by
Mac Ahlberg (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Brad Arensman 
Casting by
Debra Dion 
Production Design by
Robert Howland 
Pamela B. Warner 
Costume Design by
Kathie Clark 
Makeup Department
Mieko Bercovici .... makeup artist: additional second unit
Mieko Bercovici .... wig maker: additional second unit
Hayashi Bisho .... wig designer: Japanese wigs
Ayako Eikura .... wig stylist: Japanese wigs
Karen Kubeck .... hair stylist (as Karen Kubek)
Karen Kubeck .... makeup artist (as Karen Kubek)
Robert Short .... special makeup effects artist (as Bob Short)
Vera Yurtchuk .... hair stylist
Vera Yurtchuk .... makeup artist
Production Management
Allen Alsobrook .... production manager: additional second unit
Hugh McCallum .... unit manager
Peter Manoogian .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Betsy Magruder .... first assistant director
Michelle Noble .... assistant director: additional second unit (as Michele Noble)
Debbie Pinthus .... second assistant director
Art Department
Barbara Benz .... set dresser
Robert Clark .... builder: ice cave
Robert Clark .... designer: ice cave
Kirk Corwin .... art department assistant
Douglas Fox .... property master (as Doug Fox)
Robert Lucas .... art department assistant (as Bob Lucas)
David Marconi .... lead man
Alan Munro .... storyboard artist
Ian Scheibel .... assistant props
Sound Department
Douglas B. Arnold .... sound mixer (as Doug Arnold)
Gordon L. Day .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas C. James .... assistant sound editor (as Tom James)
John Post .... sound editor
Mark Scheret .... boom operator (as Mark Sheret)
Tom Siiter .... sound editor
Victor Sitkowski .... sound editor
Jenny Stovell .... assistant sound editor
Jay Wertz .... sound designer
Stan Wetzel .... sound re-recording mixer (as Stanley Wetzel)
Howard Wilmarth .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Roger George .... mechanical special effects
Kim Burke .... stunt player (as Kim E. Burke)
Brian R. Carson .... stunt player
Jeannie Epper .... stunt player
Joe Finnegan .... stunt player
James M. Halty .... stunt player (as Jimmy Halty)
Gene Hartline .... stunt player
Eddie Hice .... stunt player
Chris Howell .... stunt player
Melvin Jones .... stunt player
Tracy Keehn-Dashnaw .... stunt player (as Tracy Lyn Keehn)
Jimmy Quinn .... ski double
Rock A. Walker .... stunt player
Harry Wowchuk .... stunt coordinator
Harry Wowchuk .... stunt player (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John Boccaccio .... first assistant camera: additional second unit
Thomas Calabrese .... electrician (as Tom Calabrese)
Dwight Campbell .... grip: additional second unit
Alicia Craft .... additional camera assistant: second unit
Robert Ebinger .... cinematographer: additional second unit (as Rob Ebinger)
Cobie Fair .... electrician
Tony Friedkin .... still photographer
Greg Gardiner .... gaffer: additional second unit
Scott Guthrie .... best boy: additional second unit
Richard Kuhn .... electrician
Dwight Joseph Lavers .... best boy grip (as Dwight LaVers)
Boris Malden .... best boy electric
Ron McCausland .... key grip
Woody Perkins .... grip
Joel Ransom .... second assistant camera
David Schmier .... camera operator: second unit
Michael Stocks .... grip
Roger Tonry .... camera assistant: second unit
Thomas Vanghele .... second assistant camera: additional second unit
Kevin Williams .... gaffer
Michael Wilson .... first assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Akira Kohagai .... wardrobe: Japanese wardrobe, additional second unit
Jill M. Ohanneson .... costumer (as Jill Ohanneson)
Editorial Department
Brad Arensman .... executive in charge of post-production
Jodette DeWind .... apprentice editor
Susanne Gervay .... negative cutter
James Knight .... assistant editor
Thomas Meshelski .... assistant editor (as Tom Meshelski)
Catherine Peacock .... assistant editor (as Cathy Peacock)
Tom Scurry .... assistant editor
Juliet Avola .... post-production (uncredited)
Music Department
Steve Danforth .... music editor: Damask Productions, Inc.
Keith Grant .... music recording engineer: London
Ken Johnson .... music editor: Damask Productions, Inc.
Don Perry .... music supervisor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra .... music performers (as The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
Dennis S. Sands .... music recording engineer: Hollywood
Shirley Walker .... composer: additional music
Shirley Walker .... conductor
Shirley Walker .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Steve Cassling .... driver: additional second unit
John Orlebeck .... driver: honeywagon
Michael Price .... transportation coordinator
Charlie Rothstein .... driver: grip and electric truck
Mark Wilkie .... driver: additional second unit
Bill Wolff .... driver: motor home
Other crew
Steven Arellano .... set production assistant (as Steve Arrellano)
Bill Bestolarides .... office production assistant
Bennah Burton-Burtt .... assistant to producer (as Bennah Burton)
Steve Cassling .... production assistant: additional second unit
Mike Clark .... translator
Vance Colvig .... helicopter pilot
Lisa C. Cook .... production coordinator (as Lisa Cook)
Cathy Mickel Gibson .... production auditor (as Cathy Mickel-Gibson)
Harry Hauss .... helicopter pilot
Kunishiro Hayashi .... historical consultant
Yasuhiro Kobayashi .... sword maker: Yoshimitsu's sword
Robert Lange .... production counsel (as Robert M. Lange)
Jeff Nelson .... craft service
Michelle Noble .... script supervisor: additional second unit (as Michele Noble)
Toshishiro Obata .... fight consultant: Kendo fighting (as Toshiji Obata)
Craig Pointes .... location manager
Ross Reynolds .... helicopter pilot
Sharron Reynolds .... script supervisor
Marilynn Schirm .... assistant to executive producers
Donna Stamps .... office production assistant
Masakazu Teranishi .... translator
Kim Turner .... production assistant
Rudy Ugland .... animal wrangler
Stan Unamoto .... payroll services: TPI/PPI
Aron Warner .... production assistant
Mark Wilkie .... production assistant: additional second unit

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Um, Where's the Ghost Exactly?, 1 January 2013
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Ghost Warrior (1986)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

The body of a 400-year-old samurai (Hiroshi Fujioka) is found frozen in Japan so it's moved to Los Angeles where a secret agency brings it back to life. It doesn't take long for the samurai to escape and start killing off some bad people but a reporter (Janet Julian) goes along with him to try and protect him from the agency who wants him dead before anyone finds out what they did. GHOST WARRIOR comes from producer Charles Band so that should tell you to expect a low-budget, silly story and nothing too spectacular. This here is a pretty strange film because it's clearly just trying to cash in on the success of other martial arts movies but I'm not sure who this film was aimed at. The story itself is somewhat sci-fi but those elements are never really explored. The martial arts stuff takes up a good portion of the running time but there's so much more that could have been done but isn't. Early on we get a campy scene where a bunch of punks are picking on an old man and then the samurai comes to his rescue. These scenes are pure camp and they are fun and help make the picture interesting. These scenes also contain some campy violence but sadly moments like these are so far apart from one another. The relationship with the reporter is just downright silly and never really adds up to anything. It's too this stuff wasn't eliminated in favor of more action. GHOST WARRIOR is the type of "C" picture most people are going to be expecting but it's too bad a little more effort wasn't put into it because we could have had a fun camp film.

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