When a government official is killed, an American operative with experience in the Yakuza culture is brought in to investigate.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
FBI Agent Sean Mack
Takao Ohsawa ...
CIA Agent Block
Ken Lo ...
Chen (as Ken Low)
Kosuke Toyohara ...
Akira Terao ...
Eve Masatoh ...
Kojima (as Masatoh Eve)
Pace Wu ...
Mai Ling
Kanako Yamaguchi ...
Namihiko Ômura ...
Daisuke Honda ...


When the governor of Tokyo is killed in his campaign for election, the former CIA agent Travis Hunter is assigned to find the responsible working together with the rookie FBI agent Sean. Travis was raised in Japan, has great connections with the underworld of the streets and is a master in sword and martial arts, trained by a former member of Yakuza. Travis discloses that there is a war between the old and traditional members of Yakuza and the new generation leaded by the deranged and sick Kuroda, who has associated to the Chinese Tong mobster Chen in a powerful drug dealing business. When his fiancée Nayako is brutally and cowardly murdered by one of Kuroda's men, the mission of Travis becomes a personal issue and he seeks revenge. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Only one man can stop the Yakuza.

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Rated R for strong violence, language, some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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20 May 2005 (South Korea)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Director mink actually shot the film in Super 35 with the intention of framing the completed picture in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio, but when Sony decided to send the film straight to DVD, the studio instead re-framed the picture to 1.85:1. See more »


Unless they had a satellite filming the satellite, there is no way they could see it on their monitors. See more »


Travis Hunter: I'm going right through the front door!
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References Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) See more »


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Written by Haim Tzinovich (as Haim Zinowitch) & Tomer Biran (as Tommer Biran)
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Not his best, but it's getting better
18 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've watched many Seagal movies and his latest ones in the past 4 years or so have really been downers. Although they were fun to watch because you could always get your kicks out of the cheap acting, unrealistic gun battles and pathetic plot. I rented this movies looking forward to laughing more than paying attention. However, I must say, I was quite surprised because this movie is definitely much better than the other ones he's released lately. It's not near a 10/10 because it's simply put a low budget film and the whole 22 year old girl and Seagal getting engaged was a bit disturbing. But yeah, other than that it was a much better movie this time around.

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