MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,370 this week

Red Sun Rising (1994)

 -  Action  -  1 September 1994 (USA)
5.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.1/10 from 219 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 6 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 24 May 2012
 
a list of 204 titles
created 27 Jun 2012
 
a list of 804 titles
created 08 Jun 2013
 
a list of 135 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 7327 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Red Sun Rising" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Red Sun Rising (1994)

Red Sun Rising (1994) on IMDb 5.1/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Red Sun Rising.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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

When Danny unknowingly repossesses the car of a powerful arms merchant, it sets off a chain of violent retaliation. After his friends are killed and his daughter is kidnapped, Danny takes ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Ziller
Stars: Don 'The Dragon' Wilson, Catya Sassoon, Amanda Wyss
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Harlin Garret loses his memory and finds himself closed in a facility claimed to belong to the state security services. The manager of this place tells Garrett he used to be a killer for ... See full summary »

Director: David Mitchell
Stars: Jeff Wincott, Michael Ironside, Terri Hawkes
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Scientist brings virtual reality characters to life. Two are women from the cybersex game site. The third is a warrior who wants to unleash the rest of the bad guys from the virtual reality... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Stevens
Stars: Don 'The Dragon' Wilson, Michael Bernardo, Dawn Ann Billings
Inferno (1997)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

An Interpol agent travels to India to find the terrorist who killed his partner.

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Don 'The Dragon' Wilson, Evan Lurie, Dipti Bhatnagar
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Don Wilson returns to the screen as a man unjustly accused of a brutal crime. Within the prison he must fight for survival, freedom and justice.

Director: Oley Sassone
Stars: Don 'The Dragon' Wilson, Richard Roundtree, Gregory McKinney
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

An elite group of "soldiers" are assigned the job of infultrating a right-wing militia group. Each team member has unique skills (what's new ?). The right wingers have a heavily guarded ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Kennedy
Stars: Matt McColm, John Savage, Jennifer Rubin
Legion (TV Movie 1998)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Director: Jon Hess
Stars: Parker Stevenson, Terry Farrell, Corey Feldman
Terminal Rush (1996)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Johnny Price was a high-ranking officer in the military and a decorated war hero; but after being convicted of a crime he didn't commit, he was dishonorably discharged and has never been ... See full summary »

Director: Damian Lee
Stars: Don 'The Dragon' Wilson, Michael Anderson Jr., Roddy Piper
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Terrorists take over a nuclear weapons launch site, but don't count on a humble military courier, who happens to be making a visit.

Director: Rick Jacobson
Stars: Don 'The Dragon' Wilson, Marcus Aurelius, Michael Blanks
Bloodfist VII: Manhunt (Video 1995)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Don "the Dragon" Wilson is a man pursued. Branded a cop-killer, he must fight simply to stay alive, and to clear his name... with the very police who framed him.

Director: Jonathan Winfrey
Stars: Don 'The Dragon' Wilson, Jillian McWhirter, Jonathan Penner
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

An animal trainer and his family must race to save their trained mountain lion from being destroyed, after it is mistaken for the one that killed a teenage boy in the forest.

Director: Henri Charr
Stars: John Savage, Ted Jan Roberts, Don 'The Dragon' Wilson
Deep Core (2000)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  

The future of Earth is in question when a strange reaction deep beneath its surface causes a massive rupture in the planet's inner structure.

Director: Rodney McDonald
Stars: Craig Sheffer, Terry Farrell, Bruce McGill
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Thomas Hoshino
...
Det. Karen Ryder
...
Buntoro Iga
...
Capt. Meisler
...
Yamata
...
Decklin
...
Jaho
...
Gamal
...
Yuji
James Hatch ...
Ray
Forry Smith ...
Steve
...
Hector
...
Rita
Leonard O. Turner ...
Councilman Royce
Diana Lipari ...
Newswoman
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 September 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Guerreiro do Sol Nascente  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

Buntoro Iga: When day meets night, only one can survive.
See more »

Soundtracks

RED SUN RISING
(TITLE SONG)
Written by John Huckert & Phil Settle
Performed by Angela Carole Brown & Phil Settle
Produced by Huckert/Settle
Published by Sarah Beth Songs (BMI)/RSR Music (BMI)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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... :)


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Red Sun Rising (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?