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The Ghost (2001)

A feared Chinese Tong soldier goes undercover in America as an Asian Internet bride.

Director:

Douglas Jackson

Writers:

Douglas Jackson, Dave Tedder (as David Tedder)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Julie Lee Julie Lee ... Jing (as Chung Lai)
Michael Madsen ... Dan Olinghouse
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Chang (as Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa)
Richard Hatch ... Edward
Michael Paul Chan ... Inspector Wu
James Hong ... Jing's Adoptive Father
Louis Herthum ... Browner
Brad Hunt ... Sink
George Cheung ... (as George Kee Cheung)
Brad Dourif ... Lt. Garland
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Natalie Ann Anderson Natalie Ann Anderson ... Woman at Bar
Tody Bernard Tody Bernard ... Sergeant Kazinsky
Lorenzo Callender Lorenzo Callender ... Passing Teen
Jeanne Chinn ... Chang's Girlfriend
Lana Corbi Lana Corbi ... Reporter
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A feared Chinese Tong soldier goes undercover in America as an Asian Internet bride.

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An assassin so elusive, they would call her ... The Ghost

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Action | Thriller

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The opening scenes set in Hong Kong incorporate stock footage of mainland Chinese cities as well as shots of Hong Kong. See more »

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Sort of cool.
20 February 2006 | by alertnoteSee all my reviews

Okay, the weakest part of the film is actress Chung Lai! Her character, Jing, has all the charisma of a sour grapefruit and her acting is dull at best. Granted, this may or may not be because of a language barrier. In spite of that, I must admit there is something sensual and erotic about her. However, I found the story about unwanted baby girls, left in the river to drown, then rescued by the Tongs and trained from infancy to be assassins, to be very cool. The surrounding cast is quite good. Madsen-the-mumbler, his sleaze factor in hyper-drive, is totally believable as the crooked Dan Olinghouse, Brad Dourif, Richard Hatch and Michael Chan are all very strong. Cary Tagawa is a bit over the top as he chews up the scenery, but it's Louis Herthum and Brad Hunt that really stand out as Browner and Sink, Madsen's dim witted sidekicks. The action sequences rise above a lot of the low budget martial arts films and a few of the stunts are downright spectacular! Production values are about what you'd expect from a direct to video film but overall I did enjoy it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Code of the Dragon See more »

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Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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