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American Samurai (1992)

R | | Action | 3 March 1993 (USA)
An American reporter teams up with a martial arts expert, whose half-brother is a "yakuza"--Japanese mafia--drug dealer to battle swordsmen from around the world n a Turkish arena.

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Kenjiro Sanga
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Janet Ward
Rex Ryon ...
Ed Harrison
Melissa Hellman ...
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Tatsuya Sanga
Douvi Cohen ...
Stephane (as Douvey Cohen)
Mark Warren ...
Turk in Disco / Lars
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Turk in Disco
Shalom Avitan ...
Turk in Disco
Baruch Berkin ...
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Michael Morim ...
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Misha Gal ...
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John Slater ...
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An American reporter and a martial arts expert with a half-brother who is a yakuza drug dealer battle swordsmen from around the world in a Turkish arena. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Despite being killed in one of the first fights, the Barbarian Swordsman can be seen in the training room right after (and also later). See more »

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* * Out Of Five
16 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

David Bradley stars as Drew, An American samurai who has incured the wrath of his step-brother by earning his father's sword. Of course years later the brother Kenjiro (Mark Dacascos) is a yakuza mob boss and Drew now a journalist, Kenjiro forces Drew back in a to the death weapons tournament in this martial arts actioner which pretty much delivers what you would expect. (Which is to say not much.) The plot is stolen from the Chuck Norris starred dud Octagon and although this is slightly better, American Samurai suffers from Bradley's lack of charisma and Dacascos is far too over the top to take seriously. Some brutal yet satisfying action abound to make this go down easier.

2/5 Matt Bronson Review brought to you courtesy from Spike TV and their midnight airing.


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