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