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Rage of Honor (1987)

R | | Action, Drama | February 1987 (USA)
Tanaka, a DEA agent, and his partner Ray are after a bunch of drug dealers. But they are betrayed by an insider and Ray is killed. Tanaka follows the culprit, a sadistic drug lord, down to Argentina.

Director:

Gordon Hessler

Writers:

Robert Short (screenplay), Wallace C. Bennett (screenplay) (as Wallace Bennett) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shô Kosugi ... Shiro Tanaka
Lewis Van Bergen ... Havlock
Robin Evans ... Jennifer Lane
Gerry Gibson Gerry Gibson
Charles Lucia ... Dick (as Chip Lucia)
Richard Wiley Richard Wiley ... Ray Jones
Carlos Estrada
Ulises Dumont
Theodore McNabney Theodore McNabney ... (as Ted McNabney)
Alan Amiel Alan Amiel
Armando Capo Armando Capo ... Juan (as Armando Caro)
Marlee Jepson Marlee Jepson ... Girl in Convertible
Alejo Apsega Alejo Apsega ... Killer in Hotel
Ezequiel Ezquenazi Ezequiel Ezquenazi ... Killer in Hotel (as Ezequiel Ezkenazi)
Eric Seward Eric Seward ... Desk Clerk
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Tanaka, a DEA agent, and his partner Ray are after a bunch of drug dealers. But they are betrayed by an insider and Ray is killed. Tanaka follows the culprit, a sadistic drug lord, down to Argentina.

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A question of honor becomes a mission of vengeance! See more »

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Action | Drama

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Argentina | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Way of the Ninja See more »

Filming Locations:

Argentina See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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When the natives shoot arrows at Shiro Tanaka as he crosses the waterfall gorge on a rope, an arrow supposedly gets shot through the rope at right angles. But they are shooting almost directly straight along the rope at him, so that would be impossible. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1987 UK video release was cut by 25 secs and lost all footage of nunchaku and throwing stars. See more »

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The MGM 3-pack has a somewhat widescreen version
2 March 2012 | by udar55See all my reviews

Sho Kosugi re-teamed with PRAY FOR DEATH (1985) director Gordon Hessler for this international action flick. Shiro (Kosugi) is a Drug Investigation Bureau (D.I.B.?) agent who seeks revenge after his partner is murdered by drug-lord Havelock (Lewis Van Bergen). He quits the force and flies to Buenos Aires to get his revenge. Oh, I'm sorry, he rages his honor. Shiro is apparently not the smartest cookie as he brings his girlfriend along and she is quickly kidnapped, resulting in a huge chase through the jungles of Argentina. This was Kosugi trying to expand his screen image a bit, resulting in a character that is sort of like James Bond with some ninja tendencies. He doesn't have Bond's instincts though. For example, the "good guys" send a chopper to pick him up and 6 deadly ninjas pop out to kill him. Shiro dispatches of them, yet still follows the instructions of the "good guys" to "take the disc to the abandoned factory" (how he knew which factory is beyond me). The action is very well staged by Hessler, who gives the production a really big budget look. The last half hour is pretty much fighting and shootouts non-stop. The MGM DVD I have have (part of a ninja 3-pack with American NINJA and REVENGE OF THE NINJA) is frustrating in that it starts the film widescreen for the credits and then jumps to 1.85 for the movie. But at least it is better than the full frame single edition release MGM previously put out.


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