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>
One night of passion. Centuries of hate. the battle has begun
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Did You Know?
Much of the film was shot in the Greater Vancouver area, in May & June 1994. An open casting call for extras was held in April 1994 at the Holiday Inn on Howe St. Extras were paid $10/hour, however if you were given a speaking part (thus technically becoming an "actor"), your pay jumped to $1000 for the day. See more
In one of the shots where Takeda and Racine spar (after Takeda receives his new sword), a camera man is clearly scene on the left edge of the shot. (at around 26 mins) See more
I'll be waiting for you in hell.
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."
16th century See more
Referenced in Your Studio and You
I Like Cowboy Boots
Written and Performed by George Lawton See more