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Attack of the Yakuza -- 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.


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1 September 2008 (USA) See more »
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 .... actor
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Chestnut .... gaffer
Chad Cohlmia .... electrician
Melvina Rapozo .... first assistant camera (as Melvina M. Rapoza)
Editorial Department
Enzo Raee .... colorist
Heidi Tebo .... project manager: The Post Group

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Also Known As:
"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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
a mixed bag..., 15 January 2013
Author: paluszko ( from Kiel, Germany

i've stumbled upon this movie in a martial-arts themed forum and i couldn't find much about this movie online, so i decided to give it a try.

Storywise there's not much to talk about. It's really bare-boned and that's being incredibly lenient. The writing's pretty much as cliché as it gets: Guy with dark past starts a new life, founds a family, but eventually his past comes back to haunt him. This is where the movie starts off. Aside from a silly twist at the end that's it. If you're looking for a solid storyline you've come to the wrong place. To be fair, 90% of the movie is fighting.

Some of the acting is terrible, at times even downright goofy, especially when the mask-wearing goons are involved. The worst performance is delivered by the "daughter". I don't want to give anything away, but she does not convey much emotion. She's cute though, I have to admit. The protagonist and his wife fare much better when it comes to acting. Nothing special, but fairly decent.

The best aspect of the movie is by far the fast paced action. The fight scene are nicely choreographed and occasionally made me wince. The physical prowess of the actors is surprisingly well showcased. In this department I don't have much to complain about. It really is better than I expected. What bothered me are the scenes where he's down and about to bite the dust, when suddenly he hears his wife screaming. All of a sudden his rage enables him to withstand anything, grants him more strength and skill than he displayed before (although he is heavily wounded). This is fine as long as it happens once, maybe twice. In this movie you stop counting... Maybe that's a personal preference.

There is some gore in this movie! It comes rather unexpected, because it's really graphic, but I enjoyed it's silliness.

To conclude: The story is horrible and cliché. Some of the acting is decent, some is really goofy and some is just terrible. The fighting is good, but not perfect. If you're a fan of fast paced action packed martial-arts flicks, give it a watch. There's not much besides fighting anyways.

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