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>
Ron Jeremy flew to Paris to film a small part in the film that was eventually cut by the studio. See more »
During the arms deal scene at the beginning, when Vincent and Spence go underneath the tunnel approaching the arms dealers boss, one of them shouts, "Stop!" He raises his right arm when shouting, but in the following close-up he has actually raised his left arm. Zoom in required. See more »
[Spence is walking into a possible ambush]
Do you want to back him up?
What would I profit from your death?
Well, you'd have the money.
I have the money already.
I'll watch the back.
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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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