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The Warrior's Way (2010)

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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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Analin Rudd ...
Baby April
Markus Hamilton ...
Baptiste
Rod Lousich ...
Craig
Matt Gillanders ...
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Christina Asher ...
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Jacques
Carl Bland ...
Billy
Ian Harcourt ...
Lofty
Tony Wyeth ...
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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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Rated R for strong bloody violence | See all certifications »

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3 December 2010 (USA)  »

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Laundry Warrior  »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£105,389 (UK) (5 December 2010)

Gross:

$5,664,251 (USA) (30 January 2011)
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Dong-Gun Jang's first Hollywood movie. See more »

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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 »

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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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Jesse James
Written by Ry Cooder
Performed by The Range Band
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Bravo!
11 April 2014 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Never ceases to amaze me how a movie can move an audience in polar opposite ways. It's probably the expectations - so if you go in to have some escapist fun, action and swordplay, you won't be disappointed.

So, why will I be happy to rewatch this grossly underrated movie that's avoided me for the first four years of its life tsk tsk: a simple story combining the Seven Samurai and Silas Marner (kinda), intoxicating mix of humor, gorgeous grotesqueness and visual splendour . . . and a love story that did not force itself on the surreal action thread.

One of the hallmarks of a good film has to be how much love a writer director puts into the details and in this, it is clear Lee Sngmoo has nurtured this baby for a while: superb production, lovely setups and payoffs.

Oh, make my decade and give us a sequel already!

Amazing for a first time director. Bravo! Bravo!


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