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American Yakuza ()


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An American FBI agent is lured away by the Japanese Mafia--the Yakuza--in this action film.

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Cast

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Nick Davis / David Brandt
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Shuji Sawamoto
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Dino Campanela
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Sam
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Kazuo
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Yuko (as Cristina Lawson)
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Littman
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Isshin Tendo
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Vic
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Taka (as James Katsuyuki Taenaka)
Saiko Isshiki ...
Aya
Fritz Mashimo ...
Okazaki
Jeff Bankert ...
Medical Student
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Agent #1
John Hammil ...
Agent #2
Michael Westfall ...
Long Haired Man
Nathan Jung ...
Giant Yakuza
Chris Hubbell ...
Personnel Manager
Joey Ciccone ...
Rudy
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Mrs. Campanela
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jake Belcher ...
Mafia agent #2
Elizabeth Lamont ...
Hostess (uncredited)
Scott Roberts ...
Sleuth (uncredited)

Directed by

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Frank A. Cappello ... (as Frank Cappello)

Written by

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Takashige Ichise ... (story) (as Taka Ichise)
 
Max Strom ... (screenplay) &
John Allen Nelson ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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W.K. Border ... executive producer
Takashige Ichise ... executive producer (as Taka Ichise)
Aki Komine ... producer
Michael Leahy ... producer
Don Phillips ... co-producer
Joel Soisson ... executive producer

Music by

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David Williams ... (as David C. Williams)

Cinematography by

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Richard Clabaugh ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Sonny Baskin

Editorial Department

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Syd Cole ... electronic negative conforming: Lokbox
Marie Hélène Desbiens ... electronic negative conforming: Lokbox (as Marie-Helene Desbienes)
Rubén García ... electronic negative conforming: Lokbox (as Ruben Garcia)
Brian Kibbie ... electronic negative conforming: Lokbox
Ray Morfino ... color timer
Ken Schwartz ... colorist
Ian Slater ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Don Phillips

Production Design by

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Shay Austin

Set Decoration by

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Lee Cunningham
Cheryle Grace ... (as Cheryle A. Grace)

Costume Design by

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Kathryn Shemanek

Makeup Department

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Lisa Buono ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Silvina Knight ... assistant hair stylist (as Silvi Labrador) / assistant makeup artist (as Silvi Labrador)

Production Management

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Raquel Caballes Maxwell ... post-production supervisor
JoAnn Perritano ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Michael Cedar ... first assistant director
Mark S. Constance ... second assistant director
Louis Shaw Milito ... additional second assistant director (as Louis Milito)
Joel Soisson ... second unit director

Art Department

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Eric J. Bates ... property master
Caesar Bijou ... construction coordinator (as Caesar J. Bijou)
Chris Brewster ... leadman (as Christopher Brewster)
Melissa Feinberg ... assistant property master (as Melissa A. Feinberg)
Philip Fracassi ... on-set dresser
Susan Karmel ... scenic artist
Robert Rincon ... construction coordinator
Ryan Wilson ... swing gang

Sound Department

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Joe Barnett ... dialogue editor / foley recordist
Michael Broomberg ... foley artist
Craig Roberts ... sound recordist
Larry Scharf ... production sound mixer
Barnaby Shepherd ... boom operator
Brian Slack ... sound stereo consultant
William Smith ... adr mixer (as Bill Smith) / dialogue mixer (as Bill Smith) / re-recording mixer (as Bill Smith) / supervising sound editor (as Bill Smith)
Jeffrey R. Whitcher ... re-recording mixer / sound designer / sound effects editor

Special Effects by

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Stephen DeLollis ... special effects (as Steve De Lollis)
Bruce Mattox ... special effects
Wes Mattox ... special effects

Stunts

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Rick Barker ... stunt coordinator
Chino Binamo ... stunts
Richard L. Blackwell ... stunts (as Rick Blackwell)
Clay Boss ... stunts
Eddie Braun ... stunts
John Cade ... stunts
John Cann ... stunts
Darryl Chan ... stunts
George Cheung ... stunts
Phil Chong ... stunts
Scott Alan Cook ... stunts
Jake Crawford ... stunts
Everett Creach ... stunts (as Everett Creech)
Danny Epper ... stunts
Gary Epper ... stunts
Dale Gibson ... stunts
Al Goto ... stunts
Brian Imada ... stunts
Paul M. Lane ... stunts (as Paul Lane)
Will Leong ... stunts (as Willie Leong)
Ray Lykins ... stunt double: Viggo Mortensen
Eddie Matthews ... stunts
Peewee Piemonte ... stunts
Sorin Serene Pricopie ... stunts
Debby Lynn Ross ... stunts
Don Ruffin ... stunts
Joe Zimmerman ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Art Adams ... director of photography: second unit
Jeff Baustert ... chief lighting technician: second unit
David Driver ... grip
David E. Elkins ... camera operator: additional camera
Victoria Ford ... camera loader (as Victoria I. Ford)
Anthony Gotta ... electrician
Sean T. Hannan ... grip
Greg Hewett ... key grip
Greg Kidd ... first assistant camera (as Gregory D. Kidd)
Michael Lyon ... electrician (as Michael R. Lyon)
Richard Maxey ... dolly grip
Nicholas K. Nicholsky III ... best boy grip (as Nicholas Nicholsky)
Pat O'Mara ... electrician (as Pat P. O'Mara)
Carlo Ontal ... still photographer
Randall Ott ... chief lighting technician (as C. Randall Ott)
Paul Schmidt ... second assistant camera: second unit
Miguel Sánchez ... electrician (as Miguel Sanchez)
David Taylor ... second assistant camera
James S. Trois ... electrician: second unit
Lynn Troupe ... grip
Anthony Van Dyk ... electrician
David L. Whitham ... best boy electric

Casting Department

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Lisa Bankert ... casting assistant
Cheryl Faye ... extras casting
Mary Santiago ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Scott R. Hankins ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Fermin Davalos ... location scout
Edward Mazurek ... location manager (as Edward 'Spanky' Mazurek)
Michael Paolillo ... key assistant location manager

Music Department

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Mark Portmann ... composer/songwriter

Transportation Department

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Brendan Dawson ... transportation coordinator (as Brendan B. Dawson)
Randy Lovelady ... driver
Anthony T. Mazzola ... transportation captain (as Anthony T.O. Mazzola)
Heriberto Osario ... driver: production van (as Osorio 'Mike' Heriberto)
Todd Painter ... driver (1993)
Jason Sain ... driver
Michael D. Speedie ... driver
Bill West ... driver
Gregg Willis ... driver: honeywagon

Other crew

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Cindy Adams ... caterer
Jason Autajay ... set production assistant
Stephanie Axe ... office production assistant
Carol Banker ... script supervisor (as Carol J. Banker)
Steven Belgard ... unit publicist (as Steve Waldo Belgard)
Thomas 'Doc' Boguski ... production coordinator
Louise Demetre ... script supervisor: second unit (as Louis E. Kobrak)
Konrad Dowling ... insurance
Maureen Duffy ... completion guarantor
Robert 'Rock' Galotti ... weapons specialist
Jennifer Getzinger ... assistant to producers
Jeanne Joe ... production coordinator: First Look Pictures
Kayoko Kikkawa ... script translator
Brian M. Kingman ... insurance (as Brian Kingman)
Tatsuya Kunimatsu ... production consultant
Lincoln Lageson ... set production assistant
Brian Matt-Uhl ... dialogue coach: Mr. Ishibashi (as Brian Matthew Uhl)
Lysa Moser ... production accountant
Toshishiro Obata ... sword action coordinator
Sandra Ohlfest ... medic
Erik Press ... set production assistant (as Erik R. Press)
Paula Riff ... dialogue coach: Ms. Isshiki
Nick Tetsuya Sakagami ... production associate
Ron Schmidt ... assistant production coordinator
Marion Spiegelman ... completion guarantor
Janet L. Stott ... legal services
Kenji Sugata ... production assistant
Claudia Templeton ... assistant accountant (as Claudia Soisson)
Kurt Woolner ... completion guarantor

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

When Nick Davis leaves prison after one year in solitaire, he is hired to operate forklift in a warehouse in the harbor owned by the Japanese Yakuza patriarch Isshin Tendo. The place is assaulted by the Italian Mafia leaded by Dino Campanela and Nick rescues and saves the life of Shuji Sawamoto, who is the representative of Yakuza interests in America. Shuji hires Nick to work for Yakuza and becomes his godfather in the family after his oath to join Yakuza. However, Nick is a lonely FBI undercover agent assigned to penetrate in the criminal organization. When the FBI discovers that Campanela is organizing a massive attack to destroy the Yakuza, Nick's boss Littman calls off the operation to leave the dirty work to the Italian Mafia. But the connection of Nick with Shuji and his goddaughter Yuko forces him to help his Japanese family. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines The mob has a new enemy. See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'arme blanche (France)
  • Bloodbrother II - Champ gegen Champ (Germany)
  • Američki jakuza (Serbia)
  • Американский якудза (Russia)
  • Amerikan Yakuza (Finland)
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Runtime
  • 96 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia When the young doctor demands Nick's ring in payment, Nick smashes him into the wall before giving it to him. Viggo Mortenson really broke the wall when he did this, surprising the crew. See more »
Goofs (at around 1 min) When the Japanese bodyguard fires the last bullet out of the Thompson machine gun, the scene cuts to a shot of the spent bullet casings hitting the ground. As the shells hit the ground, you can clearly see the that ends of the cartridges, where the bullet exits the shell have been crimped, indicating that these are spent blanks. Real spent bullet casings are smooth. See more »
Movie Connections Followed by Back to Back (1996). See more »
Soundtracks Won't Be Long See more »

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