A westerner named Casey, studying Ninjutsu in Japan, is asked by the Sensei to return to New York to protect the legendary Yoroi Bitsu, an armored chest that contains the weapons of the last Koga Ninja.
When Bone is speaking to James at his home, James asks Bone where he learned how to fight. Bone merely answers, "Here and there." Michael Jai White who portrays Bone, is an avid Martial Artist who began training at the age of 8, holding Black Belts in 7 different styles and 26 Championship titles. His noted styles for holding black belts, are as follows: Shotokan Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Okinawan Kobudo, Gojo Ryu, Tang Soo Do, Wushu and Kyokushin Karate. See more »
When James is discussing talking to Franklin McVeigh the hilt of a samurai sword is visible. In the next shot, the sword has disappeared and never reappears. See more »
Might not be any of my business, but uh, JC's crew is headed this way to bump you. And they all got shanks.
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This was easily one of my favorite martial-arts movies in the last 5 years or so. Michael Jai White plays the part perfectly, and his tough yet concerned persona is great. I honestly couldn't think of a better person to fill this role, and his beautiful martial arts style makes it all the better.
It does suffer from some lackluster acting jobs outside of White. I thought Dante Basco (Pinball) over acted quite a bit, and i don't think he was the best actor for the role.
Other than that the movie was terrific, and i would recommend it to any martial arts fan.
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