Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash ...
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Jack Conrad is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor.
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.
Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash prize and the title of Worlds No 1, which itself carries the legendary million dollar a bullet price tag. Written by
Although the character played by Camilla Power is called Miss Hunter in the movie, she appears in the credits merely as 'Powers' Assistant.' See more »
At the beginning of the tournament, Bogart's odds are listed at 9-1 and, after he cuts out his tracking device, Powers tells his assistant to shorten his odds even further. However, during the "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" montage, they are shown as 20-1, before being down to a more logical 4-1 during the climactic chase on the freeway. See more »
The priest MacAvoy (Robert Carlyle) is mistaken for a killer, because he cannot get rid of an electronic signal transmitter. Various other killers chase him, while only Lai Lai Zhen (Kelly Hu) helps him. The story goes back a long way to the 1965 classic "The Tenth Victim" by Elio Petri, a killers' tournament for the pleasure of a TV audience. The big difference to various other movies shot in recent years about the same subject is that the hero of the movie is not the toughest killer of them all who will probably win the tournament. Instead we have a guy who is terribly scared, running and hiding. Whereas we usually get a hero who is well prepared for the battle, we have someone here who has no idea how to escape. Thus 'The Tournament' becomes an action movie with a difference. A weak point, however, is the description of the tournament organizers. There is a bunch of guys sitting around a table full of money, but they remain cartoon images of bad rich people without any depth. The action sequences, on the other hand, are fast and well done which probably caused a lot of comparisons to 'Crank' and such like.
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