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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

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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 Ohsawa Takao Ohsawa ... Kuroda
Eddie George ... Jones
William Atherton ... CIA Agent Block
Juliette Marquis ... Jewel
Ken Lo 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:

yakuza | cia | fbi | revenge | martial arts | See All (89) »

Taglines:

Only one man can stop the Yakuza.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Sony Pictures [Japan]

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:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$164,762 (Japan), 27 November 2005, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Some of the songs on the soundtrack are written and performed by Steven Seagal. 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: [to a yakuzi member on his food] You eat this shit?
[stabs yakuzi member in the throat with a set of chopsticks]
Travis Hunter: Eat your chopsticks
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Connections

Remake of The Yakuza (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Better Man
Performed by Steven Seagal
Written by Steven Seagal & Greg Barnhill
Courtesy of Steamroller Productions
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A Good Watch!
3 March 2012 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

Mink Directed 'Into the Sun', turns out to be A Good Watch. A Nicely Written Screenplay, along-with Stylish Direction & A Super-Cool Performance by its lead-Star, All-Time Bad-Ass, Steven Seagal, just adds to its glory.

'Into the Sun' Synopsis: When a government official is killed, an American operative with experience in the Yakuza culture is brought into investigate.

'Into the Sun' has an interesting start, an okay middle & a killer end. The Screenplay Written by Seagal himself, is mostly interesting. Mink's Direction is completely Stylish. Cinematography is perfect. Editing is mediocre. Art Design is fair. Action-Sequences are top-notch.

Seagal's Super-Cool Performance is among the merits of this film. And Like Always, his fight-scenes are a pleasure to watch. He's an All-Time Bad-Ass!

On the whole, 'Into the Sun' works. A Must See for Seagal Fans!


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