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American Samurai (1992)

R | | Action | 3 March 1993 (USA)
An American reporter teams up with a martial arts expert, whose half-brother is a "yakuza"--Japanese mafia--drug dealer to battle swordsmen from around the world n a Turkish arena.

Director:

Sam Firstenberg

Writer:

John Corcoran
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Bradley ... Andrew 'Drew' Collins
Mark Dacascos ... Kenjiro Sanga
Valarie Trapp ... Janet Ward
Rex Ryon Rex Ryon ... Ed Harrison
Melissa Hellman Melissa Hellman ... Samantha
John Fujioka ... Tatsuya Sanga
Douvi Cohen Douvi Cohen ... Stephane (as Douvey Cohen)
Mark Warren Mark Warren ... Turk in Disco / Lars
Koby Azarly ... Turk in Disco
Shalom Avitan Shalom Avitan ... Turk in Disco
Baruch Berkin Baruch Berkin ... Hotel Clerk
Aryeh Moskona ... Announcer (as Arie Muskuna)
Michael Morim Michael Morim ... Police Chief
Misha Gal Misha Gal ... Body Guard (as Moshe Gal)
John Slater John Slater ... Body Guard
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An American reporter and a martial arts expert with a half-brother who is a yakuza drug dealer battle swordsmen from around the world in a Turkish arena. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ninja: American Samurai See more »

Filming Locations:

Turkey

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

Before the fight between Kenjiro and Phan Xu, Phan is swinging around a chain weapon and his swords are leaned against the wall. when the fight starts he already has his swords without retrieving them. See more »

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References Midnight Express (1978) See more »

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It doesn't suck as bad as these others think...
23 January 2000 | by jacqueline-kSee all my reviews

Seriously, this movie isn't quite as bad as people think it is. I mean yes of course it does have the CHEESY as hell love scenes and the whole meshing scenes together thing...but this was the EARLY 90s folks. We didn't have the crap they have now...on top of it do you really think this movie would have made it big in the boxoffice if it were done by Speilberg?! NO! I loved this movie for a few reasons...and I will admit to it's bad production...but lets be serious for a moment here...this is a small time movie...for actors JUST beginning their careers. You don't pile on the scenes and acting if someone is just beginning their career. A lot of people are shallow...this movie had great parts in it. Especially the gorrish blood and guts. I loved it. Technology HAS gotten better people, grow up!


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