During the era of Prohibition in the United States, federal agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop ruthless Chicago gangster Al Capone, and because of rampant corruption, assembles a small, hand-picked team to help him.
Brian De Palma
Robert De Niro
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In Japan nowadays, "ronin" not only means a "masterless Samurai", it also refers to students who haven't been accepted to a particular university, and spend a year studying to take the entrance exam again the next year. See more »
Gregor's glasses fall off during his roll down the stairs in the amphitheater. But in the next scene, they are back on his face. See more »
You aren't going in there?
Yeah I'm going in there, and so are you.
Why am I going in there?
Why? To protect me!
There is no protection there. If it's a come on we're fish in a barrel. What are you doing? Why do they want you in there? What are you, crazy?
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The print of the opening titles, starting "In Feudal Japan..." before the film title "Ronin" appears on-screen, on all UK DVD releases from the 11th October 2004 release does not have the original large font that exists on the original theatrical print and TV broadcasts. Instead it is much smaller and does not feel correct especially when one knows the movie and is not consistent with the font titles used throughout the film and the end credits. The 2000/2001 UK DVD MGM original 1 disc release, catalogue number 15745DVD (EAN 5050070000207) does oontain the correct font. All subsequent UK media releases do not contain the correct font (including the Definitive Edition in steelbook packaging!) See more »
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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