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Shadow Fury (2001)

R | | Action, Sci-Fi | 1 July 2002 (USA)
Madsen, a bounty hunter with a bad liver and an even worse attitude, with the help of the lovely Dr. Forster, must stop Dr. Oh and Takeru and restore order to the world.

Director:

Makoto Yokoyama

Writers:

Eric Koyanagi, Makoto Yokoyama (short story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Bottoms ... Mitchell Madsen
Masakatsu Funaki Masakatsu Funaki ... Takeru
Alexandra Kamp ... Dr. Louise Forster (as Alexandra Kamp-Groeneveld)
Bas Rutten ... Kismet (Adult)
Fred Williamson ... Sam
Pat Morita ... Dr. Oh
Allan Kolman ... Dr. Hiller
C.G. Walker ... Sasha (as Cassandra Grae)
Gregory Vahanian Gregory Vahanian ... Dr. Markov
Billy Rieck Billy Rieck ... Dice
Richard Alan Johnston Richard Alan Johnston ... Bob
Sean Vincent Biggins ... Joe
John Stork ... Kismet (Teenager)
Taylor Lautner ... Kismet (Child)
Jennette McCurdy ... Anna Markov
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Storyline

A discovery in the near future makes it possible to create genetically engineered and enhanced human clones. The consequence of this discovery results in bio-ethical chaos. In order to right this wrong, the World Health Organization imposes a global ban on all human cloning activity. A group of scientists at the Nova Corporation, a leader in cloning research, have made miraculous advances in the replication of human beings. When one of their colleagues, a mad scientist by the name of Dr. Oh, creates an "Obedience Strain" that will allow him mind control over the clones, Nova Corp casts him out and revokes his license. Dr. Oh vows revenge on his three partners, Drs. Markov, Forster and Hillier, and creates a clone that is the perfect killing machine, Takeru, a killer ninja clone. Meanwhile, Nova Corp learns of Dr. Oh's plan and dispatches a bounty hunter, Madsen, to destroy Dr. Oh, Dr. Oh's laboratory and any clones he may have developed. Madsen has his work cut out for him because ... Written by Christa Hamilton <CHamilton19@aol.com>

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Generically Programmed To Kill See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shadow of the Dragon See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Pathfinder Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Sasha: I'm gonna get some water after our long night Takeru you animal.
[walks off]
Takeru: [to himself] I'm an animal?
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Even the spectacular stunt/fight scenes can't redeem it
27 December 2003 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

While Japanese filmmakers seem to be losing their penchant for stiff atmospheres in movies, as this film suggests, there's still a lot of work to be done - at least for these particular Japanese filmmakers! Now, the stunt and fight scenes *are* spectacular, with ingenious use of wirework showing amazing stuff that even CGI can't do. However, the screenplay is unbelievably bad, even by comic book movie standards. We have characters who are just a step removed from real cartoon characters (check Morita's wild-haired and chortling scientist character!), sometimes spouting incredibly moronic dialogue. The story is a slow-moving, often illogical mess with some dumb plotting - like how Bottoms' character is told to track down one character, and the next scene has found him - with *no* explanation as to how he found him! Bottoms, by the way, is a real poor choice for an aging mercenary character, unconvincing even when simply shooting a gun. It doesn't help that his character is completely unlikable, even though he's the lead. Williamson is a welcome presence, though like Morita, he's only in the movie for five minutes! Had he been cast in the lead, playing his often-used Jesse Crowder character, without doubt it would have been easier to sit through.


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