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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In Kuroda's henchmen's apartment, a television is playing a scene with Seagal's daughter Ayako Fujitani in Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995). See more »


For the filming of Japan scenes, there are far too many left-hand drive vehicles to make the scenes believable as Japan. See more »


Matsuda: I couldn't rest knowing your balls were not on my table
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Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »


Waza Kurabe Asajino Nigiwai
Written by Kyoen Nobumoto and Umekichi Kiyomoto
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Into The Sun Review
16 January 2005 | by (Ayr, Scotland) – See all my reviews

Action: Steven Seagal looks in the best shape he's been in since Exit Wounds. The action fight sequences unfortunately were few and far between. There was a fight at the mall that was superb, in my opinion this was great, but it was over too soon. This was really the only time where he truly showed off his hard to hand combat moves as well as his Aikido throws. The other fights later on were mainly sword based although there were a few punches. No care chases at all. The movie was certainly more plot based than we are used to for a Steven Seagal movie.

Characters: Steven Seagal get's a partner in this movie, but he is pretty much under-used. There's a few funny moments between them. The other characters are pretty poor too. William Atherton as the boss doesn't seem to interested in his role and the other Chinese and Japanese stars don't improve the movie much either. I sure miss the days when Steven Seagal made movies with a decent support cast.

Soundtrack: The radio stations and restaurants in Tokyo must all be tuned in to Steven Seagal FM, everywhere he went his music was playing

  • i heard a few of his tunes from 'Songs From The Crystal Cave' playing

through the film. Overall i counted at least three of his songs including the credits song. The soundtrack was good though.

Direction: The movie begins with an action sequence in the jungle, which is not very well done. The opening credits begin and then some graphic work happens to show the movie is in Tokyo. When i saw this is reminded me other Michael Oblowitz's work in 'Out For A Kill' and i thought the worst, but after that panic it was certainly well directed. Good job mink.

Overall: Pretty disappointing, i was expecting much more for a budget of $35 million, i don't know where all this money was used as it seems rather excessive considering not much was blown up. It is certainly a better movie than 'Out For A Kill' and 'The Foreigner', but it is not better than 'Belly Of The Beast' and nowhere near as good as his earlier work. For a direct to video effort it is certainly above average though. I must admit i pretty much agree with the review form 'Ain't It Cool'.

Rating: 2 / 5

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