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Red Sun Rising (1994)

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Thomas Hoshino (Willson) is a tough Japanese detective, who lost his partner by a deadly Yakuza killer Jaho (Lew). He tracks down the killer and his master to Los Angeles, where he teams up... See full summary »

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Thomas Hoshino
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Det. Karen Ryder
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Buntoro Iga
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Capt. Meisler
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Yamata
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Decklin
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Jaho
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Gamal
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Yuji
James Hatch ...
Ray
Forry Smith ...
Steve
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Hector
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Rita
Leonard O. Turner ...
Councilman Royce
Diana Lipari ...
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Thomas Hoshino (Willson) is a tough Japanese detective, who lost his partner by a deadly Yakuza killer Jaho (Lew). He tracks down the killer and his master to Los Angeles, where he teams up with Det. Karen Ryder (Farrell). Soon they discover that Yakuza prepares a gang war and weapon smuggling. Hoshino must find a way to defeat the killer who posses mystical ninja powers. Written by svedzin

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Japan's toughest cop is in L.A. to track down the Yakuza's deadliest killer

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1 September 1994 (USA)  »

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Guerreiro do Sol Nascente  »

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The lead character's name, Hoshino, was the nickname Don 'The Dragon' Wilson competed under exclusively when kickboxing in Japan. See more »

Quotes

[after blowing up a guy's car with a bazooka]
Jaho: So much for sales resistance.
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Soundtracks

LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE
Written by Bill Wesley and Paul Garcia
Performed by Brother Rican
Produced by Bil Wesley
Published by Watta Wesley Music (BMI)
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Enjoyable vehicle for Wilson
22 October 2004 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Don "The Dragon" Wilson was able to escape the clutches of schlockmeister Roger Corman for a little while and make this movie, which is one of his best. I know that might not seem much of a declaration, considering the poor quality of many Wilson movies, but this one managed to be genuinely entertaining. While a low-budget movie, the production values manage to be slick enough so that no scene looks especially cheap. The martial art scenes, while not up to those from Hong Kong movies, can be considered more realistic, and do manage to be exciting at times. There's even a decent attempt to do some character development! Speaking of the characters and actors, there is some good support from supporting players Ironside and (especially) Mako. The movie could have been given a little trimming (it goes on too long), but overall this is a solid little B movie.


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