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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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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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Obvious use of doubles for love scene. See more »

Alternate Versions

German version is heavily edited for violence/gore to secure a "Not under 18" rating.
  • UK version is cut by 1 sec. to qualify for a 18 rating.
  • US version is edited to secure a R rating.
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References Conan the Barbarian (1982) See more »

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Good fighting scenes,but nothing more.
28 September 2001 | by martymasterSee all my reviews

This movie is all about cage fighting. Cage fighting is two martial arts experts being locked in a cage and fight to one of them is dead.(sometimes they use weapons like swords,spears etc)

You dont watch a movie like this for nothing else than cool fighting scenes,because it has almost no plot and the acting sucks. But in this movie the fighting scenes is especially good,and it shows of many different fighting styles.

The movie contains some really strong scenes of violence and gore,what did you expect,it is about men who kill each other.

If you like martial arts movies for the fighting scenes,then you will love this one.


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