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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Andrew 'Drew' Collins
... Kenjiro Sanga
... Janet Ward
Rex Ryon ... Ed Harrison
Melissa Hellman ... Samantha
... Tatsuya Sanga
Douvi Cohen ... Stephane (as Douvey Cohen)
Mark Warren ... Turk in Disco / Lars
... Turk in Disco
Shalom Avitan ... Turk in Disco
Baruch Berkin ... Hotel Clerk
... Announcer (as Arie Muskuna)
Michael Morim ... Police Chief
Misha Gal ... Body Guard (as Moshe Gal)
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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During the final battle the two fighters are both wearing nearly identical black uniforms, but the fight includes footage from an earlier battle where another fighter was wearing red ribbons, they fly in and out from just outside the camera. See more »

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A classic martial arts film from the nineties
12 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when I was in 8th grade. A friend invited me and a couple of friends to his house after school to see American Samurai on video. The movie lacked of some elements like acting, and editing but we all agree on one thing, the movie had impressive sword fighting scenes. The movie was release by the time the fighting Games where at there higher point. It follows a sequence of low budget films related to competition fighting in the eighties and early nineties like; Bloodsport, Kickboxing, Shootfighter, and American Ninja. The story begins when an American couple and there son are traveling on a privet plane, that crashes nearby an isolated part of Japan. An old Japanese swords man finds the boy that is the only survivor and takes him as his own, and trains him in the Samurai ways. A few years later his other son Kenjiro (played by Mark Dacascos) joins the Yakuza mafia and is disowned by his father. Kenjiro steals the family Katana so he can use it in gladiatorial fights that take place in a Turkish arena. Andrew Collins (played by David Bradley) is set to find the sword of his adopted father. On his way he meets with Janet (played by Valarie Trapp) and falls in love with her. Janet is kidnapped by Kenjiro and forces Andrew to fight in the arena. Soon Andrew is faced against fearless fighters from around the world, and that the fights are to the death. The only way to survive is by using his Samurai techniques. Mark Dacascos performance as the villain is great, and the fighting scenes are phenomenal. The concept of armed combat is what really made this film unique at the time. So if you want to see a classic martial arts movie, this you will definitely enjoy.


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