Paul is on a business trips to Nagoya, as a computer-chip executive from New York, when he meets a beautiful and mysterious woman. Later, he finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, inadvertently interrupting an assassination by a feared Ninja-cult. As he is now the only man to have seen the face of the cult's warrior-leader and lived, he soon realizes that he is facing a markedly foreshortened life-expectancy. Teaming up with a friendly samurai couple, on a two-centuries-old blood-feud with the Ninja, he struggles to survive. Finally, recuperating on an island-fortress, he learns swordsmanship, and perhaps, a little about courage, honor, love, and loyalty. The requisite final confrontation is rife with bloody swordplay and spectacular martial-arts action sequences.
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
He's trapped in a world where killing is an art and revenge is an obsession
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24 February 1995 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $2,723,495,
26 February 1995, Wide Release
Gross USA: $6,607,652
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Theatrical trailer shows several scenes which are not in the movie, like the scene in which Kinjo is dressed in some suit and is watching the city at night from the top of some building or scene where friend of Racine comes to visit him in hospital to warn him that he is in great danger. See more
While Takeda is speaking with Oshima about making a new sword, a Stellar's Jay can be heard in the background. Stellar's Jays are a bird found in North America, and are not found in Japan. See more
Nothing can stop them from finding and killing you.
So how did they screw up and leave me alive?
Even monkeys fall out of trees.
Pre-credits title: "One who is a samurai must before all things keep constantly in mind, by day & by night ... the fact that he has to die."
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