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The Hunted (1995)

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 ... See full summary »

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Kinjo
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Takeda Sensei
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Mieko Takeda
Mari Natsuki ...
Junko
Tak Kubota ...
Oshima
Masumi Okada ...
Lt. Wadakura
Tatsuya Irie ...
Hiryu
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Chase
Bart Anderson ...
John
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Nemura
Seth Sakai ...
Dr. Otozo Yamura
Toshishiro Obata ...
Ryuma
Ken Kensei ...
Sujin
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Storyline

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>

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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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Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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24 February 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Perseguido  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,723,495 (USA) (26 February 1995)

Gross:

$6,607,652 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Kinjo: How much blood do I have to bath in, to get clean?
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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 The A-Team (1983) See more »

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Tokyo Blues
Written and Performed by George Lawton
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How much blood do I have to bath in, to get clean?
3 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Samurai flicks may be considered a guilty pleasure, but this one is well worth watching.

It is not a Toshiro Mifune classic, but it features plenty of Samurai action and lots of blood is spilled.

Christopher Lambert (Highlander I, II, and III; Mortal Kombat) plays an American businessman who picks up an extremely lovely Joan Chen (Lust, Caution; Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl) in a bar and they have a pleasurable time before ninjas arrive to kill her for a transgression. The leader, John Lone (The Last Emperor, Year of the Dragon) is identified and the hunt begins.

The businessman enlists the help of super Japanese actor Yoshio Harada and Yôko Shimada (Shogun and "Shogun"). What he doesn't realize ifs the Samurai isn't really interested in helping, he just wants to do battle with the Ninja.

It's fast paced and exciting with enough exploitation to make it special.


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