Paul is on a business trips to Nagoya, 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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24 February 1995 (USA)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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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 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. He leaves the hotel on a stretcher, still without the coat, but it appears again when he puts it on as he tries to leave the hospital. See more
We were just killing time.
Time does not die; only people.
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 NCIS: Engaged (Part I)
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Written and Performed by George Lawton See more