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The Warrior's Way (2010)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Yang
... Lynne
... Ronald
... Colonel
... Eight-Ball
... Saddest Flute
Analin Rudd ... Baby April
Markus Hamilton ... Baptiste
Rod Lousich ... Craig
Matt Gillanders ... Geyser
Christina Asher ... Esmerelda
... Jacques
Carl Bland ... Billy
Ian Harcourt ... Lofty
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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Rated R for strong bloody violence | See all certifications »

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3 December 2010 (USA)  »

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Laundry Warrior  »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,048,665, 5 December 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,664,251, 30 January 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,087,569, 28 April 2011
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Dong-Gun Jang's first Hollywood movie. See more »

Goofs

The fish used to stab the assassin in the eye at the end of the movie is a species of the genus Hemiramphus, also known as garfish, half-beaks or ballyhoo. These fish occur only in warm temperature and tropical waters. They are not found in polar or sub-polar regions. See more »

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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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Referenced in Movie Friends - Eine Videothek stellt sich vor (2013) See more »

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Silent Night
Written by Franz Gruber (uncredited) and Joseph Mohr (uncredited)
Arranged and Performed by Mary Jane Ballou
Courtesy of Harpways Music
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Extremely Good
3 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

Yang (Dong-gun), a Ninja Warrior, fails to complete his last mission and is on the run from his tribe, who are out to kill him. He hides in a run-down town in the Old West inhabited by circus people.

Cowboys and Ninjas: it just doesn't get any better than this. But, the real winners in here are the cinematography, photography, music, and exceptional sword and knife choreography. The acting and dialogue are also very good. And, humor comes in from time to time.

There are elements of the Good, Bad and the Ugly, Hit-man, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, and perhaps Kill Bill as well. What's not to like?

Yes, there is a lot of gore and you will see heads and limbs lopped off, and blood squirting everywhere. But, here is what I saw. Sheer poetry in motion at times. And, remember: it's only a movie.

I am sure we will see more of Jang Dong-gun as he truly exemplifies the true warrior ideal. The chemistry between him and Kate Bosworth was pretty good too.

Violence: Yes. Sex: No. Nudity: No. Gore: Yes. Language: Some soft stuff, not much either.


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