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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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Taglines:

What she just saw could kill her.

Genres:

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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Trivia

Michael Madsen: a gun salesman. Madsen is the brother of star Virginia Madsen. 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 The Wolf Man (1941) See more »

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Another In A Long Line Of 'Revenge Flicks,' But Not Bad
14 July 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Revenge turns nice "Gina Hayes" (Virginia Madsen) into a cold-blooded killer. In a nutshell, her son is accidentally shot. Some scumbag was aiming for another crook in a mob shootout, missed, and killed Gina's young son instead. Gina only remembers seeing a red tiger tattoo on the guy's chest. Her plan is to find this guy so she has sex with a number of them with the sole purpose of seeing if they have this tattoo.

Madsen looks very hot in here but the best parts are the action scenes. Overall, it was good but so much like so many other revenge films that it got lost in the shuffle among the many of the movie of this genre in the '70s-'90s.

It's still worth a look, and now that it's out on DVD I wouldn't mind seeing it again because Director Noberta Barba put some style into this film.


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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1994 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Blue Tiger See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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