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Writers:
Paul Maslak (story)
Robert Easter (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1 September 1994 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Japan's toughest cop is in L.A. to track down the Yakuza's deadliest killer
Plot:
Thomas Hoshino (Willson) is a tough Japanese detective, who lost his partner by a deadly Yakuza killer Jaho (Lew)... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Enjoyable vehicle for Wilson See more (5 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Don Wilson ... Thomas Hoshino (as Don 'The Dragon' Wilson)

Terry Farrell ... Det. Karen Ryder

Mako ... Buntoro Iga

Michael Ironside ... Capt. Meisler

Soon-Tek Oh ... Yamata

Edward Albert ... Decklin

James Lew ... Jaho

Stoney Jackson ... Gamal

Yuji Okumoto ... Yuji
James Hatch ... Ray
Forry Smith ... Steve

Peter Mark Vasquez ... Hector

Jacqueline Obradors ... Rita
Leonard O. Turner ... Councilman Royce
Diana Lipari ... Newswoman

Ken Davitian ... Cab driver (as Kenneth Davitian)
Judy Lea ... Royce's secretary (as Judy Lea Lani)
Joe Kuroda ... Kyoto police captain
Toshishiro Obata ... Oyabun
Howard Jackson ... Mercenary lieutenant

Shashawnee Hall ... Iceman lieutenant

Art Camacho ... Malito lieutenant
Andrew Waldron ... Bartender
Kenneth Benjamin ... LAPD detective

Steve Burton ... Bar Patron
Charlene Paulo ... Mariko
Leisa Sheridan ... Katie
Pablo Velazques ... Father Muñoz
Mary Sum ... Oyabun's woman
Dee Collins ... Iceman woman
Innocent Ake ... Iceman driver
Jonas Johannes ... Vanvarenberg

Ewart Chin ... Oyabun's guard
Joe Hanlin ... Oyabun's guard
Anthony Jaramilla ... Oyabun's guard
May May ... Oyabun's guard
Steve Moss ... Oyabun's guard
Joey Nguyen ... Oyabun's guard

Long Nguyen ... Oyabun's guard
Jody Sasaki ... Oyabun's guard
Richard Sumiyoshi ... Oyabun's guard

Ken Yasuda ... Oyabun's guard
Andy Ali ... Malito
John Corcoran ... Malito
Fernando Espinoza ... Malito
Gani Ganlaloy ... Malito
Albert Gonzalez ... Malito
Daniel Hernandez ... Malito
André Lima ... Malito
Danny Lopez ... Malito
Pat Lorenzana ... Malito

Joe Ordaz ... Malito (as Jose Ordaz)
Manuel Sanchez ... Malito
Lelagi Togisala ... Malito
Russell Idieshi ... Yakuza leader
Raymond Kitamura ... Yakuza leader
Chris S. Koga ... Yakuza leader
Nick Koga ... Yakuza leader
Vesna Muon ... Yakuza leader
Richard Rabago ... Yakuza leader
Daniel Chatman ... Royce's bodyguard
Jerry C. Funches ... Royce's bodyguard
Marc Lesleah ... Royce's bodyguard
Steve Miles ... Royce's bodyguard
Dwayne Alexandre ... Iceman
Joe L. Charles ... Iceman
T.J. Desch ... Iceman
Mike Lewis ... Iceman
James Walker ... Iceman
David S. Andrus ... Mercenary

Tom Butler ... Mercenary
Jeff Childers ... Mercenary
Willard Cephus Jr. ... Mercenary
Kevin Crawford ... Mercenary
Miguel Haynes ... Mercenary
Nelson Hill ... Mercenary
Randall Shiro Ideishi ... Mercenary
Dave Keckhut ... Mercenary

Dennis Keiffer ... Mercenary
Jay Lasoff ... Mercenary
Glenn Logan ... Mercenary
Tad Mathes ... Mercenary
Eric Perrodin ... Mercenary

Tim Scanlon ... Mercenary
Mike Sims ... Mercenary
Jimmy Smith ... Mercenary
David Stotts ... Mercenary
Maurice Travis ... Mercenary
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Aliza Washabaugh ... Gang Girlfriend (uncredited)

Directed by
Francis Megahy 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert Easter  screenplay (as David S. Green)
Robert Easter  story (as David S. Green)
Neva Friedenn  story
Paul Maslak  story

Produced by
Ashok Amritraj .... executive producer
Jackie Dagan .... associate producer
Neva Friedenn .... producer
Kenneth Haker .... associate producer
James Holt .... associate producer (as James A. Holt)
Paul Maslak .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Coda 
 
Cinematography by
John Newby 
 
Film Editing by
John Weidner 
 
Casting by
Jeanette O'Connor  (as Gennette Tondino)
Ted Warren 
 
Production Design by
Wendy Guidery 
 
Art Direction by
Roger Dragsdorf 
Rosslyn Johanna Gross 
 
Costume Design by
Craig Anthony Cook 
 
Makeup Department
Kathleen Karridene .... key makeup artist
Stephanie L. Massie .... additional makeup artist
Jori Jenae McGuire .... hair stylist (as Jori Jenae)
 
Production Management
Jackie Dadoni .... production manager
Reinhard Schreiner .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elizabeth Fowler .... second assistant director (as Elizabeth Ann Fowler)
Erica Fox .... first assistant director
Erica Fox .... second unit director
Laurel Robinson .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jarris A.H.V. Vonzombie .... property master (as Jarris Andre Varnrobinson)
 
Sound Department
David Chornow .... production sound mixer
Craig Clark .... dialogue editor
Roger Fearing .... adr recordist
Roger Fearing .... sound re-recording engineer
Paul Holzborn .... foley artist
Bess Hopper .... foley artist
Frederick Howard .... sound effects editor
Kevin Kubota .... boom operator
Russell McAbee .... boom operator
Dennis Patterson .... re-recording mixer
Paul Ratajczak .... supervising sound editor
Ray Taylor Smith .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Glenn Young .... boom operator
Dennis Sager .... chief engineer (uncredited)
Dennis Sager .... recording engineer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John C. Hartigan .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Gregg Brazzel .... stunts
Eugene Collier .... stunts
J. Suzanne Rampe .... stunts
Tony Snegoff .... stunts
Ellen G. Statham .... stunts
Patrick J. Statham .... stunt coordinator
Patrick J. Statham .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Edgar Arellano .... additional gaffer
Philippe Aubry .... best boy grip
Byron J. Cohen .... still photographer
Mark J. Coyne .... second assistant camera
Matthew Goetz .... second assistant camera
Don Jones .... additional photographer (as Don Jones)
Alex Klabukov .... best boy grip
Stacey Kunch .... key grip
James A. Lebovitz .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Jim Lebovitz)
James A. Lebovitz .... director of photography: second unit (as Jim Lebovitz)
Bill O'Drobinak .... camera operator: "b" camera
Bill O'Drobinak .... director of photography: second unit
Butch Pierson .... first assistant camera
Jonathan Quade .... gaffer
Maria Varni .... second assistant camera
David Waldron .... best boy electric
Phillip Darlington .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Grant Cramer .... extras casting
Kato Kaelin .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amy Wetherbee .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Mato .... color timer
Miran Miosic .... additional editor
Chris Weber .... negative cutter
Gary Weber .... negative cutter
 
Location Management
Eva Zelder .... location manager
 
Music Department
Kevin Benson .... music supervisor
Jerry Ross .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Milo Brown .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Michael Baumgarten .... set production assistant
Tony Bonaventura .... weapons specialist
Art Camacho .... fight co-director
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Linda Fleming Biery .... script supervisor (as Linda Biery)
Paula F. Major .... production coordinator (as Paula Major)
Robert Pfeffer .... production accountant
Dennis Sager .... technical supervisor
Rande Volpert .... production assistant
Don Wilson .... executive in charge of fight action (as Don 'The Dragon' Wilson)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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95 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The lead character's name, Hoshino, was the nickname Don Wilson competed under exclusively when kickboxing in Japan.See more »
Quotes:
Buntoro Iga:When day meets night, only one can survive.See more »
Soundtrack:
RED SUN RISINGSee more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable vehicle for Wilson, 22 October 2004
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

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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