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On an isolated ranch in the desert, one man must protect his wife from a secret past that he is now forced to confront... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Johnny Yong Bosch ... Jack Ellis / Hiroki

Dan Southworth ... Yoshi

Pamela Walworth ... Lisa Ellis
Motoko Nagino ... Sakura
Sonny Sison ... Jiro

Panuvat Anthony Nanakornpanom ... Haru (as Anthony Nanakornpanom)
Tadahiro Nakamura ... Yukio

Lanie Taylor ... Maddy Ellis
David Boyd ... Bob
Teresa Garrett ... Ellie Tyler
Baby Sakamoto ... Young Hiroki

Jodie Moore ... Young Hiroki's Dad
Cheryl Toma Sanders ... Young Hiroki's Mom
Kiyomi Sanders ... Young Hiroki's Sister
Romel Manio ... Kidnappers
Judith Silberlicht ... Neighbor
Jacob Kush ... Neighbor
Gene Kush ... Neighbor
Gabriella L. Kush ... Neighbor
Mila Kush ... Neighbor
Josmary Gomez ... Neighbor
Carmina Fajardo ... Neighbor
Gabriella Handal ... Neighbor
Greg Palmacci ... Neighbor
Ed Mannering ... Neighbor
Samantha Shidlofsky ... Neighbor
Dana Shidlofsky ... Neighbor
Layne Shidlofsky ... Neighbor
Sherry Seabaugh ... Neighbor
Zoe Seabaugh ... Neighbor
Teresa Taylor ... Neighbor
Lana McLaughlin ... Neighbor
Dena Wackwitz ... Neighbor
Winnie Wackwitz ... Neighbor
Leslie Kilgore ... Neighbor
Diana Crusenberry ... Neighbor
Jim Crusenberry ... Neighbor
Avavit Csabi ... Neighbor

Directed by
Koichi Sakamoto 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael G. Cooney  writer

Produced by
Liron Artzi .... producer
Ilan Borocov .... co-producer
Tim Grace .... producer
Or May-zur .... co-producer
Shlomo May-Zur .... producer
Will Raée .... co-producer (as Will Raee)
Jeff Rodgers .... co-producer
Original Music by
Cody Westheimer 
Cinematography by
Clint Childers 
Film Editing by
Jochen Fitzherbert 
Avi Rudoi 
Casting by
Jeff Rodgers 
Makeup Department
Liz McCracken .... assistant hair stylist
Liz McCracken .... assistant makeup artist
Sheila Moore .... key hair stylist
Sheila Moore .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Will Raée .... post-production supervisor (as Will Raee)
Sound Department
Jillinda Palmer .... dialogue editor
Jillinda Palmer .... sound effects editor
Barry S. Weir Jr. .... foley recordist
Tadahiro Nakamura .... stunts
Panuvat Anthony Nanakornpanom .... stunts
Sonny Sison .... stunts
Dan Southworth .... fight coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Chestnut .... gaffer
Chad Cohlmia .... electrician
Melvina M. Rapoza .... first assistant camera
Editorial Department
Enzo Raee .... colorist
Heidi Tebo .... project manager: The Post Group

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"Broken Path" - USA (original title)
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USA:93 min
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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...
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Broken. Just broken., 17 June 2014
Author: grandmastersik from Finland

Renamed as Broken Fist in the £1 shop where I found this, I can state with absolute honesty that I wasted my money.

Starting out as a serious film, night falls and preparing for bed, a couple is suddenly attacked by a masked man with a knife diving at them from across the room. Another masked man who apparently had no lines throughout the film (I couldn't make it to anywhere close to the end so can't say), then pops up to grope the wife and constantly - very annoyingly - heckle.

Anyway, the former Power Rangers dude seems like he's been killed when he spits copious amounts of blood after having his chest stamped on, but instead of more stomps ensuring his end, they imbue him with super-human endurance and the film turns into a cuss-version of the aforementioned kids' programme, as men are kicked and somersault through the air on impact.

I said that the former Black Ranger got super-human endurance and it's true, because for the next 10 minutes I managed to watch, he fights tirelessly against a growing number of assailants with a vigour unmatched by professional sporting athletes! Hmm, obviously, it's because he's a ninja.

There is a wafer-thin plot (which fails to explain why the night suddenly turned into the middle of the day when they go outside), but the sheer ridiculous fights - and I'm a HUGE kung-fu film fan - woeful acting and tone that said the director had absolutely no idea what feel he wanted for the film, were too huge an obstacle to over-come.

This film will doubtless change it's name to Broken... something else in an effort to hide from the fact that it's an appalling bag of shite, but it shall forever be Broken and you'd be better off saving your pound for a McCheeseburger... which I'm sure you could at least get through.

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