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Takeda Sensei
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Mieko Takeda
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Junko
Tak Kubota ...
Oshima
Masumi Okada ...
Lt. Wadakura
Tatsuya Irie ...
Hiryu
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Chase
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John
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Nemura
Seth Sakai ...
Dr. Otozo Yamura
Toshishiro Obata ...
Ryuma
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Sujin
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Paul is on one of his many business trips to Tokyo, as a computer-chip executive from New York, when he meets a beautiful and mysterious woman. Later, he finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, inadvertently interrupting an assassination by a feared Ninja-cult. As he is now the only man to have seen the face of the cult's warrior-leader and lived, he soon realizes that he is facing a markedly foreshortened life-expectancy. Teaming up with a friendly samurai couple, on a two-centuries-old blood-feud with the Ninja, he struggles to survive. Finally, recuperating on an island-fortress, he learns swordsmanship, and perhaps, a little about courage, honor, love, and loyalty. The requisite final confrontation is rife with bloody swordplay and spectacular martial-arts action sequences. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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He's trapped in a world where killing is an art and revenge is an obsession See more »

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Rated R for strong bloody ninja violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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24 February 1995 (USA)  »

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$6,607,652 (USA)
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Trivia

The swords used by the Makato are known as Ninjato or Shinobigatana. It is widely debated by practitioners of Ninjitsu and Japanese historians if the swords were even used during the history of the Ninja, as there is little to no documentation or relics from the era. It is theorized that they are a Hollywood fabrication made famous by the "Ninja Craze" films of the 80's namely the films of veteran actor Sho Kosugi. See more »

Goofs

In the Opening scene where Racine is walking with his business partners talking about "selling ice to Eskimos", Racine enters the taxi-cab with his trench coat on. When he arrives at the hotel, he gets out of the cab without the trench coat. See more »

Quotes

Racine: We were just killing time.
Takeda: Time does not die; only people.
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Crazy Credits

Pre-credits title: "One who is a samurai must before all things keep constantly in mind, by day & by night ... the fact that he has to die."
  • Daidoji Yuzan


16th century See more »

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Features Nemuri Kyoshiro 4: Joyoken (1964) See more »

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I'm Just Thirty Blues
Written and Performed by Yoshinori Monta
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), Inc.
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Christopher Lambert the samurai, count me in
23 November 2010 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Have you ever watched a samurai movie and thought: this would be so much better with Christopher Lambert in it? Probably not, but here's "The Hunted" anyway. And you know what, it's not too bad either. Lambert himself doesn't really get to do much fighting until the last fifteen minutes, but in the meantime his co-stars manage to squeeze out some truly impressive choreographies. I especially liked the train scene, which not only featured highly entertaining action but also the very quotable "is this Kinjooooo?". The ending isn't very believable all in all but hey, what kind of movie are we dealing with here? It doesn't exactly ruin the movie for me, mainly because it defines the movie. As for a conclusion uhm, how about: IS THIS KINJOOOO?


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