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Ronin (1998)

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A freelancing former U.S. Intelligence Agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by the Irish and the Russians.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sam
... Vincent
... Deirdre
... Gregor
... Spence
... Larry
... Jean-Pierre
... Dapper Gent
... Seamus O'Rourke
... Man with the Newspaper
... Mikhi
... Natacha Kirilova
Bernard Bloch ... Sergi
Dominic Gugliametti ... Clown Ice Skater
Alan Beckworth ... Clown Ice Skater
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Storyline

Ronin is the Japanese word used for Samurai without a master. In this case, the Ronin are outcast specialists of every kind, whose services are available to everyone - for money. Dierdre (undoubtedly from Ireland) hires several Ronin to form a team in order to retrieve an important suitcase from a man who is about to sell it to the Russians. After the mission has been completed successfully, the suitcase immediately gets switched by a member of the team who seems to work into his own pocket. The complex net of everyone tricking everyone begins to surface slowly, and deadly... Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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ronin | case | suitcase | russian | ex kgb | See All (197) »

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Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 September 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,697,641, 27 September 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,616,262

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,697,479
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Trivia

One of the stunt drivers was former Formula 1 driver Jean-Pierre Jarier. See more »

Goofs

During the car chase in the tunnel, the car's headlights blink off and on to warn the oncoming cars, but the hands of the driver never leave the steering wheel. The headlights appear to blink independently of each other as well. See more »

Quotes

Spence: [in French] Don't make any sudden moves. Just because we're buying guns doesn't mean we didn't bring any.
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Referenced in Blades of Glory (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Variation 18
Written by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy of BMG Classics/RCA Victor
(used during the solo figure-skating sequence)
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Magnificent movie
24 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

Ronin is a magnificent title. It's a carefully painted picture. The plot is very smart. You should probably see the movie for the acting itself, and for the tension between the characters that fluctuates as you go through the scenes.

This is the single best real-life spy movie I've ever seen (as opposed to high tech/high action spy movies like James Bond / Bourne series).

Reno and De Niro made a great roles here, but so did McElhone and Skarsgard.

The whole plot is about a chase after a suitcase, or at least it seems so. When it finally becomes clear what's the case's significance, you come to realize the ingenuity of the writer. Believe me, it's worth it.


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