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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
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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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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 »

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Decklin: Believe me, prejudice pays.
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THE RIGHT WAY
Written by Lance Matthew, Monty Byrom and Max Reese
Performed by Lance Matthew
Published by Chase 'N' Guns Music (ASCAP)
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Wow, flashback from the childhood!
17 October 2010 | by (Deadwood) – See all my reviews

I remember saw this as a kid, and those visuals from the film really attached to my child psychic. I thought that I never see this film again, but I was fortunate, found it on the internet and downloaded it. A mystical low budget crap film about Japanese police man hunting down a Yakuza leader and his personal bodyguard and ninjitsu expert, who is also a dark magic user. The policeman was played by the kickboxing champion Don "the dragon" Willson, which was really fine in this film, he gaved some good fights also. Terry Farrel, who played Don's American partner was also OK, a tough, strong woman with large Cadillac! A supporting characters as Mako (Don's former ninjitsu master) who was really funny in this film, somewhat a comic relief and Michael Ironside (the man with the badass voice). For the end to mention martial arts actor James Lew, who played the main villain (you know him "Best of the Best" (1989), "Lethal Weapon 4" (1997), "Mission for Justice" (1992) and others). Lew played the leading bad guy very differently here, due to his scary looks, I think that he fit just fine for the leading bad guy here, a mystical, dark ninja bodyguard and user of dark ninja magic, and when he use hypnotic powers, his eyes turns blue, maybe I am older now, but, saw the film a few months ago, I found that really scary. Good work for James Lew! Other things as script, story, forget it, it's crappy, no use there. Just turn of your brain and enjoy this dark martial arts film. Love the music too. Watch it...! If you want... :)


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