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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.

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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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Goofs

Despite being killed in one of the first fights, the Barbarian Swordsman can be seen in the training room right after (and also later). See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK video version was cut by 1 sec to remove a brief shot of a butterfly knife being snapped open. See more »

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References Conan the Barbarian (1982) See more »

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Liked "Bloodsport"? You'll love this!
12 August 1999 | by AlfonseSee all my reviews

Simultaneously the best and worst film of all time. More cheesy, cliche-ridden martial-arts mayhem and a very gory film indeed. If you enjoy this kind of film, however, you'll love it for what it is - mindless entertainment, worthy to be ranked with the Van Damme films of the eighties. It also marks the debut of new "Crow" Mark Dacascos. Superb fun - but not to be taken too seriously...


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