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Ninja Assassin (2009)

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A young ninja turns his back on the orphanage that raised him, leading to a confrontation with a fellow ninja from the clan.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Raizo
... Teenage Raizo
Jonathan Chan-Pensley ... Yakuza Henchman
Ill-Young Kim ... Yakuza Mohawk
... Yakuza Couch
... Maslow
... Mika
... Hollywood
... Pretty Ninja (as Linh-Dan Pham)
Fang Yu ... Laundromat Manager (as Yu Fang)
Adriana Altaras ... Landlady
... Ozunu (as Sho Kosugi)
... Young Kiriko (as Kylie Liya Goldstein)
Sungwoong Yoon ... Young Raizo
Eleonore Weisgerber ... Mrs. Sabatin
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Storyline

Trained since childhood to be a lethal killer, Raizo has since turned his back on the Ozunu clan that raised him and now seeks revenge for their heartless murders. Teaming up with Europol investigator Mika, Raizo steadily butchers his enemies while inching ever closer to the long-awaited bloody reunion with his former master. Written by The Massie Twins

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Raised to become an assassin... until betrayal made him a target. See more »


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Rated R for strong bloody stylized violence throughout, and language | See all certifications »

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25 November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asesino Ninja  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,316,158, 29 November 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,105,077, 7 February 2010
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2.35 : 1
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Korean pop star Rain had no martial-arts experience prior to filming. He trained extensively for six months in martial arts and weapons handling with stunt and action choreographers Chad Stahelski, Peng Zhang, Jon Valera and Jonathan Eusebio as well as weights and cardiovascular workouts with personal trainers; he also went on a diet of chicken breasts and vegetables. See more »

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In the hotel, Mika tells Raizo that she doesn't smoke. Later in the movie when Raizo is recovering on the bed, Mika is seen smoking. However, this due to her doing what Raizo had earlier done for her, masking her scent with smoke from a cigarette. See more »

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Hollywood: [to Tattoo Master] What did you just say, old man? I know you didn't just disrespect me, did you? Are you that fucking stupid? You disrespect me, I'll tattoo the ceiling with your fucking brains!
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The opening title appears in a spray of blood. See more »

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Referenced in Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show (2009) See more »

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Frohe Schritte
Performed by BKL-Brockdorff Klang Labor
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25 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

Who knew that the most insanely violent, ridiculously brutal and psychotically gory film of the year would be Ninja Assassin. Look there's not much to it think 300 with Ninjas or Braveheart with less emotional involvement and ninjas. It's quite obvious that the people responsible for this film set out to make the most ass kicking Ninja movie ad they even one uped themselves. i remember when I was younger Ninjas were kinda cool but since than they've lost their flair and so has the martial arts genre in general this one brings all that back with a hellacious gut punch. Visually the film is incredible. It's unlike anything you've ever seen. The fighting is quick, furious and the story although not completely involving is involving enough so that we kinda like the characters. What the film does explosively well is decapitate, disembowel and explode it's victims across it's blood soaked screen. Imagine slow motion shots of a man diving out of the way of 100's of ninja stars, slicing people in half with samurai swords and being born out of shadows literally. It's an exciting piece of cinematic brilliance. i can't speak for the actual quality of this film despite the visual flair but I don't think anyone seeing Ninja assassin will be going in with a too critical eye. It delivers on its title and the trailer's promises and more. It's just freaking crazy as hell.


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