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Blue Tiger (1994)

A woman dedicates her life to seeking revenge after her son is killed by crossfire as Japanese gangsters perform a hit.

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Tôru Nakamura ...
Seiji
Dean Hallo ...
Henry Soames
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Gan
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Luis
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Lieutenant Sakagami
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Smith
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Emily
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Soya
Henry Mortensen ...
Darin Hayes
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Nun
Toshishiro Obata ...
Kunimatsu
John Hammil ...
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Chris DeRose ...
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Thomas 'Doc' Boguski ...
Coroner
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Gena witnesses the murder of her son by a Japanees hit-man. He accidentally shoots the boy during a hit on a rival gang of bus operators. Gena then dedicates her life to revenge, and seeks out the gunman. But are the other (mystical) influences involved ? Written by Rob Hartill

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japanese | gang | revenge | gangster | mask | See All (37) »

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What she just saw could kill her.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong and brutal violence, and for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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3 April 1994 (Japan)  »

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Blue Tiger - Desafiando A Yakuza  »

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Straight to video in the UK. See more »

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Gina Hayes: I want to know how it felt to put a bullet through a little boy's chest just twelve days boy his sixth birthday!
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References Carlito's Way (1993) See more »

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Driven by revenge
20 November 2014 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

Searing, passionate and stylish revenge thriller that rises above its b- grade formula due to its well-written character dramas lead by a powerful performance from Virginia Madsen. Its her character's fierce determination of a mother that drives it, especially in her commitment as she gets the tattoo of the avenging red tiger on her back. Madsen really takes it upon herself to portray a damaged individual who's desire for revenge sees her character entering the dangerous underworld of the Japanese mafia seeking the identity of the killer of her son who was caught in the crossfire during an Yakuza hit. The only clue driving her was the glimpse of a tattoo of a blue tiger across the killer's chest. Fearsome action with heated drama and cold straight-faced villains… no surprises with the intrigue, but its well-made and there's perfect support parts led by Harry Dean Stanton.


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