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A warrior-assassin is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands after refusing a mission.

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Storyline

Yang, the world's finest swordsman, packs it in and leaves Japan to find an old friend in the Wild West rather than kill the infant queen of a rival clan. He carries the baby to his friend's desolate, broken-down town; the friend has died, so Yang reopens a laundry and settles down, hanging wet clothes, growing flowers, raising the infant, and finding himself attracted to Lynne, a red-haired woman with a tragic past. As long as Yang keeps his sword sheathed, his rivals won't find him, but a band of reprobate gunmen terrorize the town and threaten Lynne. Showdowns are inevitable, but once the sword is drawn, can Yang find rest, a home, and a family? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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sword | showdown | small town | laundry | baby | See more »

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Assassin. Hero. Legend. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 December 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Laundry Warrior  »

Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£105,389 (UK) (3 December 2010)

Gross:

$5,664,251 (USA) (28 January 2011)
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Trivia

The painting in the saloon is a parody of Edouard Manet's famous "Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe" (itself a copy of Raimondi's engraving "The Judgment of Paris"), with the setting changed to the prairies, and buffaloes and tepees in the background. See more »

Goofs

The fish used to stab the assassin in the eye at the end of the movie is a species of the genus Hemiramphus, also known as garfish, half-beaks or ballyhoo. These fish occur only in warm temperature and tropical waters. They are not found in polar or sub-polar regions. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ronald: Okay, you settled down? You got your ears open?
[clears throat]
Ronald: This is the story of the sad flute, a laughing baby, a weeping sword. A long long time ago, in a land far far away, there lived a warrior. A warrior with empty eyes.
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Jesse James
Written by Ry Cooder
Performed by The Range Band
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User Reviews

 
Great accomplishment for first-time director
16 June 2012 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

I haven't heard anything about this movie prior to watching it. I saw Mr. Rush on the casting list and decided that I wanted to see it. I found this movie to be very interesting and different.

I am a sucker for beautiful visual effects, therefore I found this movie to be worthy of a high rating. Everything seemed very different because of the combination of various genres (western, action, martial arts, comedy & romance). I have also got a new found respect for Kate Bosworth because she pulled the part of so beautifully. This is a major accomplishment for director Sngmoo Lee, as this is his first movie ever.

But my all time favorite thing about this movie was the adorable little baby. I loved her cute facial expressions.


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