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Crying Freeman (1995)

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A lethal assassin for a secret Chinese organisation, who sheds tears of regret each time he kills, is seen swiftly and mercilessly executing three Yakuza gangsters by a beautiful artist. ... See full summary »

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Takeshi Shimazaki
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Koh
Mikal Tang ...
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Kiyoto Matsumoto ...
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Russell Ferrier ...
Detective
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A lethal assassin for a secret Chinese organisation, who sheds tears of regret each time he kills, is seen swiftly and mercilessly executing three Yakuza gangsters by a beautiful artist. She is captivated by the grace of his kill and later falls in love with him. An intense power struggle for the leadership of the Yakuza Clans ensues as they seek vengeance for the death of their leader. They soon realise the fatal mistake of underestimating the deadly skills of the Crying Freeman. Written by Masken

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Once in a lifetime comes the perfect killer.

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Crying Freeman - Der Sohn des Drachen  »

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FFR 30,000,000 (estimated)
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Mark Dacascos and Christophe Gans choreographed the end sword fight. See more »

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Shido Shimazaki: [sits at a table with laughing police men. With a forceful loud bang onto the table he breaks their laughter and says:] 'The Sons of the Dragon' exist! And so does the Freeman!
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Va, Pensiero, Sull'Ali Dorate
from the opera "Nabucco"
Written by Giuseppe Verdi (as Guiseppe Verdi)
Performed by Deutsche Opera Berlin (as The Chorus and Orchestra of the German Opera)
Giuseppe Sinopoli (as Guiseppe Sinopoli), conductor
Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon, a division of Polygram
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A beautiful movie about the worlds most professional killer
1 August 2001 | by (Fredrikstad,Norway) – See all my reviews

Marc Dacascos plays his best role ever as the "Freeman". The movie tells a tragic story about a ordinary man who was turned into the worlds most efficient killer,and how he tries to save the women he love.

The acting is very good and you can see that they spared no expense making one of the best martial-arts/action movies of the decade.

Marc Dacascos get to show us that he is truly one of the greatest martial-art actors out there.The movie is brilliant directed and the fighting scenes just amazes me.

But if you are expecting a "die hard" action movie you are wrong,because this movie also has a story to tell.

Great story,YOU GOT TO SEE THIS ONE.


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