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Blue Tiger (1994)

A woman dedicates her life to seeking revenge after her son is killed by crossfire as Japanese gangsters perform a hit.

Director:

Norberto Barba

Writers:

Takashige Ichise (story) (as Taka Ichise), Joel Soisson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Virginia Madsen ... Gina Hayes
Tôru Nakamura ... Seiji
Dean Hallo Dean Hallo ... Henry Soames
Ryo Ishibashi ... Gan
Sal Lopez ... Luis
Yuji Okumoto ... Lieutenant Sakagami
Harry Dean Stanton ... Smith
Brenda Varda ... Emily
François Chau ... Soya
Henry Mortensen ... Darin Hayes
Claudia Templeton ... Nun
Toshishiro Obata Toshishiro Obata ... Kunimatsu
John Hammil John Hammil ... Pharmacist
Chris DeRose Chris DeRose ... Detective
Thomas 'Doc' Boguski Thomas 'Doc' Boguski ... Coroner
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Storyline

Gena witnesses the murder of her son by a Japanees hit-man. He accidentally shoots the boy during a hit on a rival gang of bus operators. Gena then dedicates her life to revenge, and seeks out the gunman. But are the other (mystical) influences involved ? Written by Rob Hartill

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What she just saw could kill her.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong and brutal violence, and for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1994 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Blue Tiger: A Marca da Vingança See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Straight to video in the UK. See more »

Quotes

Sakagami: You know what really crawls up my ass? Assholes like you who give Asians like me a bad rap.
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Connections

References Carlito's Way (1993) See more »

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Driven by revenge
20 November 2014 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

Searing, passionate and stylish revenge thriller that rises above its b- grade formula due to its well-written character dramas lead by a powerful performance from Virginia Madsen. Its her character's fierce determination of a mother that drives it, especially in her commitment as she gets the tattoo of the avenging red tiger on her back. Madsen really takes it upon herself to portray a damaged individual who's desire for revenge sees her character entering the dangerous underworld of the Japanese mafia seeking the identity of the killer of her son who was caught in the crossfire during an Yakuza hit. The only clue driving her was the glimpse of a tattoo of a blue tiger across the killer's chest. Fearsome action with heated drama and cold straight-faced villains… no surprises with the intrigue, but its well-made and there's perfect support parts led by Harry Dean Stanton.


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