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The Sensei (2008)

Not Rated  |   |  Action, Drama, Sport  |  4 May 2008 (USA)
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In 1985 Colorado, a long-absent woman, proficient as a black belt in martial arts, returns home where she agrees, secretly, to train a bullied gay teen.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Karen O'Neil (as D. Lee Inosanto)
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The Minister
Melissa Taylor ...
Lorna
Shane Weingardt ...
Attacker #1
Mark Anthony Griffin ...
Attacker #2 (as Mark Griffin)
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Attacker #3 (as Ryan Parker)
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McClain Evans (as Mike O'Laskey)
Ayo Fadeyi ...
Policeman #1 (as Ayodeji Fadeyi)
Curtis Magee-Ortiz ...
Policeman #2
Jeff Liu ...
Matthew
Danny Lopez ...
Picture of Tim
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Brenda
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Craig Beard
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John
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Buck
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After punks at school hand him multiple savage beatings, gay teen McClain Evans, discreetly begins martial arts training with Karen O'Neil, a mysterious woman who had her own cross to bear with the prejudiced and bigoted small town community. As McClain learns to defend himself from hatred and bigotry, the student and his teacher expose several raw nerves in their rural Colorado community. Written by trivwhiz

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ON SCREEN: "Civil Rights organizations today, like "The Matthew Shepard Foundation" lead the way in forming educational programs enacting legislation to address the persuasive problem of bullying and violence against gay youths and adults." See more »

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BNSF locomotives are seen in a sequence set in 1985. This railroad was formed by a merger that took place in 1996. See more »

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McClain Evans: The first time that I saw my sensei was in a dusty old photograph on the wall.
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15 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was a extra in the movie as one of the young martial arts kids in the movie. I was with the crew a lot of the movie and i saw a lot of the things that happened. It was also a lot of work. One day i was there we had to retake on scene like 6 times. It was a lot of fun to meet all the characters in real life and to be with people that are in other films such as Michael O'Laskey who has been in 3 other movies and has been a character in Power Rangers, Star Trek, Otward Bound, and The Mr.Show. All in all he was a very interesting guy. If you have any question on the movie or anything you would like to know that you have not found on this website give me a call or text at 970-520-9107.


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