Ninja: Shadow of a Tear (2013)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  27 December 2013 (Vietnam)
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Ninjitsu master Casey is back and out for revenge when his pregnant wife is murdered.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mika Hijii ...
Markus Waldow ...
Ninja Student
Shun Sugata ...
General Sung
Mukesh Bhatt ...
Saichia Wongwirot ...
Shogo Tanikawa ...
Assistant Instructor
Futoshi Hashimoto ...
Thug #1
Kazu Patrick Tang ...
Thug #2
Yasuhiko Miyauchi ...


Fight everyone and trust no one: it's the code of survival practiced by martial-arts master Casey Bowman after his life of domestic bliss is shattered by a savage act of violence. Vowing revenge, the fearless American stealthily tracks the killer from Osaka to Bangkok to Rangoon with the help of a wise and crafty sensei. His only clues: a series of victims whose necks bear the distinctive mark of strangulation by barbed wire. Fighting to avenge as well as to survive, Casey must sharpen his razor-like responses and take his battle skills to the next level, even using deep meditation to fake his own death. His target: the sinister drug lord Goro, who is flooding the streets with deadly meth cooked at his remote jungle factory. To prepare for his ultimate confrontation, Casey must finally become an invisible warrior worthy of the name Ninja. But just when his prey is cornered, an unexpected twist shows Casey that his battle is only beginning: he truly can trust no one. Written by Nu Image

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 December 2013 (Vietnam)  »

Also Known As:

Ninja II  »

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Box Office


$2,600,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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The knife that shown in the fight after casey buys the pendant is a japanese ceremonial knife called a tonto See more »


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It's a way of life, a philosophy
23 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

Don't snob the movie because of the title. While I have seen my fair share of Dudikoff starring Ninja movies, I'd rather watch something like this. Scott Adkins therefor is being called the new van Damme and not Dudikoff for a reason. And while this movie does not have any big surprises in it (you will be able to know where this is going, waiting for the next action scene to start), it is highly enjoyable.

Especially during the well choreographed fight scenes. Which sometimes are very long takes (no cutting away and therefor even more difficult to perform and get it right). There is also some trickery involved while shooting those scenes and if that was done on set and not afterward, the movie deserves even more respect than it already has gotten from me.

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