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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.

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mink

Writers:

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

The street market fight was shot in the area where Steven Seagal grew up studying martial arts. He would walk by the shopping area shown on a daily basis. See more »

Goofs

When the satellite camera zooms in near the beginning, the camera angle switches from a position directly above to a near-ground position viewing a flowerbed from the side. See more »

Quotes

Matsuda: I couldn't rest knowing your balls were not on my table
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Connections

References Out for Justice (1991) See more »

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Opening Night
Performed by Zino & Tommy
Written by Haim Tzinovich (as Haim Zinowitch) & Tomer Biran (as Tommer Biran)
Courtesy of LoveCat Music
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Surprisingly Entertaining.
11 June 2005 | by himboy32See all my reviews

Steven Seagel returns as Travis Hunter, a former CIA agent who's brought out of his retirement as a sword-smith in Tokyo to help with an investigation involving a pact between The Yakuza and The Triad.

Soon Travis is under threat and he must use his deadly skills in the martial arts and the blade in order to take down the Yakuza and the Triads who are both out to end his life.

This movie really surprised me, I'm not a huge fan of Seagel's recent efforts but I was so impressed with Belly Of The Beast that I decided to give this a try.

First off, Seagel actually looks like he wants to be in the movie, going as for as to give some effort in the acting. Te story isn't all that great and there are some very cliché moments but overall it was enough to keep my interest through out.

The action was well paced and nicely choreographed, Seagel's fight with Ken Lo being a highlight but it was good to see they didn't hold back when it came to the sword fighting as he cuts his way through various sword wielding thugs in order to get to the final showdown, there's lots of blood on offer there.

I was nice to see Seagel being backed up by a strong supporting cast, even going as far as the let the Asian actors speak their native languages instead of making them speaking very bad English, I have to say as well Seagel's Japanese was way better the his Thai in Belly Of The Beast.

To finish off I have to say I'd like to see Seagel make more movies like this in the future, it seems mink* new what he was doing when he directed this as he gave the movie a nice level of flashiness without making it look like an MTV music video.

So if Seasgel decided to make more hack and slash type movies, I'd definitely be interested.


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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

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1.85 : 1
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