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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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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>

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

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Rated R for strong bloody violence | See all certifications »

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3 December 2010 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$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

Scott Reynolds did some re-writing on the script, mostly concentrated on some action sequences and a lot of the dialogue for the actors. Reynolds was especially proud of some of the evil lines he wrote for The Colonel (Danny Huston). See more »

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Ronald and another man are at the old ferris wheel during the big battle against the Colonel and his men. Ronald loads a bullet into his rifle with his bare finger. In the next shot, he is firing the gun while wearing black gloves that are completely intact. See more »

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[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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Referenced in Movie Friends - Eine Videothek stellt sich vor (2013) See more »

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D'amor sull'ali rosee
from 'Il Trovatore'
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Maria Callas and the Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala
Conducted by Herbert von Karajan
Courtesy of EMI Music Italy
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Extremely Good
3 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yang (Dong-gun), a Ninja Warrior, fails to complete his last mission and is on the run from his tribe, who are out to kill him. He hides in a run-down town in the Old West inhabited by circus people.

Cowboys and Ninjas: it just doesn't get any better than this. But, the real winners in here are the cinematography, photography, music, and exceptional sword and knife choreography. The acting and dialogue are also very good. And, humor comes in from time to time.

There are elements of the Good, Bad and the Ugly, Hit-man, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, and perhaps Kill Bill as well. What's not to like?

Yes, there is a lot of gore and you will see heads and limbs lopped off, and blood squirting everywhere. But, here is what I saw. Sheer poetry in motion at times. And, remember: it's only a movie.

I am sure we will see more of Jang Dong-gun as he truly exemplifies the true warrior ideal. The chemistry between him and Kate Bosworth was pretty good too.

Violence: Yes. Sex: No. Nudity: No. Gore: Yes. Language: Some soft stuff, not much either.


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