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
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Sean Bean and Jonathan Pryce appeared on Game of Thrones (2011). See more »
In the first chase while after the briefcase, the Audi sustains a fair amount of damage to the front of the car, including the headlamps being displaced. When the chase ends at the corner of the 3-way intersection, it shows an Audi with the front intact as it smashes into the front quarter of the Citroen. You can see clearly as the accident occurs that the driver-side headlamp is completely undamaged. See more »
[Sam accepts a cigarette offered by Vincent]
So, are you labour or management?
If I were management, I would not offer you a cigarette!
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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 »
It was a shame that this did not last too long in the cinema, as people missed out on quite a brilliant piece of work.
Robert de Niro is outstanding like usual as the ex-CIA man. Jean Reno is also credible as his French accomplice, while there are notable performances from Stellan Skaarsgard and Sean Bean.
The best sequences, by far, during the movie are the car-chases, which are brilliantly filmed all the way around France. Who'd have thought 2-litre Peugeots and Citroens could provide so much entertainment?
The movie is never dull throughout, as the story twists and turns. Shame we never actually find out what's in that damn case!!
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