Yang, the world's finest swordsman, packs it in and leaves Japan to find an old friend in the Wild West rather than kill the infant queen of a rival clan. He carries the baby to his friend's desolate, broken-down town; the friend has died, so Yang reopens a laundry and settles down, hanging wet clothes, growing flowers, raising the infant, and finding himself attracted to Lynne, a red-haired woman with a tragic past. As long as Yang keeps his sword sheathed, his rivals won't find him, but a band of reprobate gunmen terrorize the town and threaten Lynne. Showdowns are inevitable, but once the sword is drawn, can Yang find rest, a home, and a family?Written by
The painting in the saloon is a parody of Edouard Manet's famous "Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe" (itself a copy of Raimondi's engraving "The Judgment of Paris"), with the setting changed to the prairies, and buffaloes and tepees in the background. See more »
When the townspeople are waiting for the colonel and his men to arrive, they are all dressed in nicer clothes. Ron is wearing a black bandanna around his neck that disappears during the battle. See more »
Okay, you settled down? You got your ears open?
This is the story of the sad flute, a laughing baby, a weeping sword. A long long time ago, in a land far far away, there lived a warrior. A warrior with empty eyes.
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It was good! Don't put too much credit on the negative comments
Seen this a long time ago and just watched it again today. I thought I would give my comment for those who haven't seen it. Definitely NOT the worst movie ever. A story about an assassin learning how to love and care for others.
I like this movie a lot. It is what you would expect of a fantasy action film. The cinematography was great! Although there were some scenes were it was a bit too much, it's not that big a deal. The style of the film was meant to be fantasy-like.
I don't get why people are hating the main character saying "he doesn't talk much" and that if he does "he can't say it straight with his accent". Well what do you expect? He's an assassin from the east. He lived a life of solitude and was taught not to care for anything or anyone. It will be unnatural for him to be all smiles and chatter and speak fluent English with American accent.
The action scenes were great. Very fluid and dance-like. Yes, the fight between the main character and his teacher could have been more. Don't expect a heavy dose of action because, again, the main point of the film is the assassin's journey into finding his humanity. Still, the action provided are more than enough.
I really recommend this film. Anyone who hates it most likely just didn't understand the message.
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