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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 ...
Yakuza Mohawk
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Yakuza Couch
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Pretty Ninja (as Linh-Dan Pham)
Fang Yu ...
Laundromat Manager (as Yu Fang)
Adriana Altaras ...
Landlady
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Ozunu (as Sho Kosugi)
Kylie Goldstein ...
Young Kiriko (as Kylie Liya Goldstein)
Sungwoong Yoon ...
Young Raizo
Eleonore Weisgerber ...
Mrs. Sabatin
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Storyline

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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Fear not the weapon but the hand that wields it. See more »


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 USA:

$13,316,158, 29 November 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,105,077, 7 February 2010
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One hundred pounds of gold is 1458.333 troy oz. The bank transfer corresponding to the assassination of the Russian Prime Minister Zukoff was $1,555,999.90 - which meant the assassination occurred on a day when the $/Gold rate was $1066.97/oz - which was last on 4 Nov 2009. See more »

Goofs

Raizo is making tea. The teapot whistles. But when Raizo takes the teapot from the stove, there is no whistle on the teapot's spout. See more »

Quotes

Ryan Maslow: I've investigated World Bank organizations, drug cartels, arms dealers, I've never faced this kind of thing! For ninjas it's fucking unbelievable!
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Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits take place in a montage of spinning ninja weaponry, blood splashes and blurred ninja arenas. See more »


Soundtracks

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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