Attack of the Yakuza (2008)
"Broken Path" (original title)

 |  Action  |  1 September 2008 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Ellis / Hiroki
Lisa Ellis
Motoko Nagino ...
Sonny Sison ...
Haru (as Anthony Nanakornpanom)
Tadahiro Nakamura ...
Maddy Ellis
David Boyd ...
Teresa Garrett ...
Ellie Tyler
Baby Sakamoto ...
Young Hiroki
Young Hiroki's Dad
Cheryl Toma Sanders ...
Young Hiroki's Mom
Kiyomi Sanders ...
Young Hiroki's Sister
Romel Manio ...


On an isolated ranch in the desert, one man must protect his wife from a secret past that he is now forced to confront. With the sun towering in the sky overhead, the ranch sits beneath the vast blue, isolated amidst the arid terrain, Though life is certainly evident as a house warming party ensues. Written by Anonymous

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Both actors Johnny Yong Bosch and Daniel Southworth, who play the main protagonist and main antagonist respectively, have starred in many of the same series. Some of these series include the Devil May Cry franchise, Marvel vs Capcom 3, and the Power Rangers franchise. See more »


Yoshi: You look surprised, Hiroki. Cost me a few scars but a man's got to pay his dues to get ahead.
Jack Ellis: You lying son of a bitch.
Yoshi: You should have a word with your wife about lying, Hiroki.
Jack Ellis: Why are you doing this?
Yoshi: Status, rank, power. All our lives, respect and loyalty for the family that did save us and made us predators when we would have been prey. When I didn't go with you, a part of me died, Hiroki. And I suffered for a while. And then it came to me like a moment of clarity. An epiphany. What died ...
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The My Dinner with Andre of action cinema
14 July 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

That may seem like an odd comparison to make, but just like My Dinner with Andre about 30 minutes into Broken Path you realise that we're not changing location. Yes, this is essentially one long 90 minute fight and as a result feels much more like an experimental art film than an action film. Some people at the Phantasmagoria film festival where I saw the film this weekend found the superhuman resilience of the characters a bit unrealistic but I just saw it as live-action anime. The only problem I had was the character of the wife is pretty useless throughout the film, but otherwise I thoroughly enjoyed this and found it both a challenging and interesting take on a usually formulaic genre.

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