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Blue Tiger (1994)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  3 April 1994 (Japan)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Brenda Varda ...
Emily
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Soya
Henry Mortensen ...
Darin Hayes
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Nun
Toshishiro Obata ...
Kunimatsu
John Hammil ...
Pharmacist
Chris DeRose ...
Detective
Thomas 'Doc' Boguski ...
Coroner
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Storyline

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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Blue tiger: Furia en la piel  »

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Michael Madsen:  a gun salesman. Madsen is the brother of star Virginia Madsen. See more »

Quotes

Henry Soames: I want you to crush the Yakuza. I want you to hit 'em and I want you to hit 'em hard.
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References Carlito's Way (1993) See more »

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B-movies don't come any better
2 April 1999 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

From the crop of "Yakusa thrillers" made in the eighties, this one is easily the best. It has it all : a great actress (Virginia Madsen of "Candyman"'s fame), a good story unfolding almost like a Greek tragedy, good direction with more than one nod to John Woo… Yes, there are shoot-outs, but not ONLY shoot-outs. In more than one aspect, this movie reminded me very much of Gans's excellent and sensuous "Crying Freeman".


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