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Ninja Assassin (2009)

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A young ninja turns his back on the orphanage that raised him, leading to a confrontation with a fellow ninja from the clan.

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Cast

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Jonathan Chan-Pensley ...
Yakuza Henchman
Ill-Young Kim ...
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Pretty Ninja (as Linh-Dan Pham)
Fang Yu ...
Laundromat Manager (as Yu Fang)
Adriana Altaras ...
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Ozunu (as Sho Kosugi)
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Young Kiriko (as Kylie Liya Goldstein)
Sungwoong Yoon ...
Eleonore Weisgerber ...
Mrs. Sabatin
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Trained since childhood to be a lethal killer, Raizo has since turned his back on the Ozunu clan that raised him and now seeks revenge for their heartless murders. Teaming up with Europol investigator Mika, Raizo steadily butchers his enemies while inching ever closer to the long-awaited bloody reunion with his former master. Written by The Massie Twins

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Prepare to enter a secret world of assassins. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody stylized violence throughout, and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asesino Ninja  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,316,158 (USA) (27 November 2009)

Gross:

$38,105,077 (USA) (5 February 2010)
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Trivia

The character Ozunu is played by Sho Kosugi, who starred in several popular low budget ninja movies in the 1980's, such as Enter the Ninja, Revenge of the Ninja, and Ninja III: The Domination. See more »

Goofs

After Raizo kills the ninja in Mikas apartment, his hair continually changes between shots after he takes his hood / mask off. Across his face, off his face, back across and so on. See more »

Quotes

[Mika shoots Ozunu, and he shadowblends away]
Raizo: Mika, run!
Mika Coretti: Where is he? WHERE IS HE?
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The opening title appears in a spray of blood. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood's Top Ten: Alive and Kicking (2011) See more »

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Legacy
Written by Raekwon, Ceazar Reyes, Xzibit and Murs
Performed by Raekwon, Ceazar Reyes, Xzibit and Murs
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Lots of blood and guts (you know it's going to be bad when the first scene involves decapitation and blood spurting everywhere) but all around I enjoyed the movie. I went in with an open mind, after only seeing one movie trailer I didn't know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised I liked it as much as I did. If you're not into very violent movies, this isn't for you. It was action packed and pretty intense, squeezing in an actual storyline with all the gore was pretty seamless. The fight Choreography was fantastic and the cinematography was beautiful (reminiscent of the Kill Bill series as far as blood and choreography). The last fight scenes have to be my favorite out of any action/martial arts film and had me in awe. The lead actor (Rain) does a good job and the overall storyline was fairly well written. I read that the screenplay was rewritten in 50some hours, I'm not sure what it was before but the outcome was decent. All in all, a good flick and I recommend it highly.


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