A warrior-assassin is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands after refusing a mission.

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Sngmoo Lee

Writer:

Sngmoo Lee

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jang Dong-Gun ... Yang
Kate Bosworth ... Lynne
Geoffrey Rush ... Ronald
Danny Huston ... Colonel
Tony Cox ... Eight-Ball
Lung Ti ... Saddest Flute
Analin Rudd Analin Rudd ... Baby April
Markus Hamilton Markus Hamilton ... Baptiste
Rod Lousich Rod Lousich ... Craig
Matt Gillanders Matt Gillanders ... Geyser
Christina Asher Christina Asher ... Esmerelda
Jed Brophy ... Jacques
Carl Bland Carl Bland ... Billy
Ian Harcourt ... Lofty
Tony Wyeth Tony Wyeth ... Smithy
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Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Assassin. Hero. Legend. See more »


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Rated R for strong bloody violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ronald: Okay, you settled down? You got your ears open?
[clears throat]
Ronald: 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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Featured in Shinee: Obsession (2010) See more »

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Jesse James
Written by Ry Cooder
Performed by The Range Band
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It was good! Don't put too much credit on the negative comments
8 April 2012 | by monic-baltSee all my reviews

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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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Laundry Warrior See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,048,665, 5 December 2010

Gross USA:

$5,666,340

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,103,434
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2.35 : 1
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