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Into the Sun (2005)

When a government official is killed, an American operative with experience in the Yakuza culture is brought in to investigate.

Director:

mink

Writers:

Steven Seagal (story), Joe Halpin (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... Travis Hunter
Matthew Davis ... FBI Agent Sean Mack
Takao Osawa ... Kuroda
Eddie George ... Jones
William Atherton ... CIA Agent Block
Juliette Marquis ... Jewel
Ken Lo ... Chen (as Ken Low)
Kosuke Toyohara Kosuke Toyohara ... Fudomyo-o
Akira Terao Akira Terao ... Matsuda
Eve Masatoh Eve Masatoh ... Kojima (as Masatoh Eve)
Pace Wu ... Mai Ling
Chiaki Kuriyama ... Ayako
Kanako Yamaguchi Kanako Yamaguchi ... Nayako
Namihiko Ômura Namihiko Ômura ... Takeshi
Daisuke Honda Daisuke Honda ... Kawamura
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Storyline

When the governor of Tokyo is killed in his campaign for election, the former CIA agent Travis Hunter is assigned to find the responsible working together with the rookie FBI agent Sean. Travis was raised in Japan, has great connections with the underworld of the streets and is a master in sword and martial arts, trained by a former member of Yakuza. Travis discloses that there is a war between the old and traditional members of Yakuza and the new generation leaded by the deranged and sick Kuroda, who has associated to the Chinese Tong mobster Chen in a powerful drug dealing business. When his fiancée Nayako is brutally and cowardly murdered by one of Kuroda's men, the mission of Travis becomes a personal issue and he seeks revenge. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Plot Keywords:

funeral | yakuza | cia | fbi | revenge | See All (89) »

Taglines:

Only one man can stop the Yakuza.

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language, some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Released theatrically in Japan and other parts of Asia to capitalize on Seagal's popularity there. See more »

Goofs

When Kuroda is informing his men of Travis Hunter's existence for the first time, the henchman with the brown hair and goatee is holding an MP3 player and leans forward while his boss speaking. In the shot that immediately follows, however, he has a cigarette to his mouth and is reclining with his back against the couch. See more »

Quotes

Travis Hunter: I'm going right through the front door!
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Connections

Remake of The Yakuza (1974) See more »

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Frequency
Written and Performed by Ryan Farish
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Surprisingly good Seagal
3 February 2008 | by allenk752See all my reviews

If you've been disappointed with some of Seagal's film of late, don't let that stop you from seeing this one. Some people just think Seagal's a joke and hate everything the guy does. But this movie is never boring, it's very violent (like his films back "in the day" were), and the direction by "mink" (huh?) keeps the film moving at a brisk pace. The authentic Asian locations help a lot too.

While far from perfect, this movie rocks: it pours on the blood, the fights, the moments of zen "calm" -- all the things one expects from a Seagal film. And this one delivers!

Seagal wrote and performs some of the music for the film too. It's great stuff: he's a decent singer and a fine guitarist.

Keep crankin' 'em out, Steve!


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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

22 November 2005 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Yakuza See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$175,563
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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