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Ninja: Shadow of a Tear (2013)

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Ninjitsu master Casey is back and out for revenge when his pregnant wife is murdered.

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Isaac Florentine

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Adkins ... Casey
Kane Kosugi ... Nakabara
Mika Hijii Mika Hijii ... Namiko
Markus Waldow Markus Waldow ... Ninja Student
Shun Sugata Shun Sugata ... Goro
Vithaya Pansringarm ... General Sung
Mukesh Bhatt Mukesh Bhatt ... Mike
Tim Man ... Myat
Jawed El Berni ... Lucas
Saichia Wongwirot Saichia Wongwirot ... Suu
Shogo Tanikawa Shogo Tanikawa ... Assistant Instructor
Futoshi Hashimoto Futoshi Hashimoto ... Toji
Charlie Ruedpokanon ... Thug #1
Kazu Patrick Tang Kazu Patrick Tang ... Thug #2
Yasuhiko Miyauchi Yasuhiko Miyauchi ... Shopkeeper
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Storyline

Fight everyone and trust no one: it's the code of survival practiced by martial-arts master Casey Bowman after his life of domestic bliss is shattered by a savage act of violence. Vowing revenge, the fearless American stealthily tracks the killer from Osaka to Bangkok to Rangoon with the help of a wise and crafty sensei. His only clues: a series of victims whose necks bear the distinctive mark of strangulation by barbed wire. Fighting to avenge as well as to survive, Casey must sharpen his razor-like responses and take his battle skills to the next level, even using deep meditation to fake his own death. His target: the sinister drug lord Goro, who is flooding the streets with deadly meth cooked at his remote jungle factory. To prepare for his ultimate confrontation, Casey must finally become an invisible warrior worthy of the name Ninja. But just when his prey is cornered, an unexpected twist shows Casey that his battle is only beginning: he truly can trust no one. Written by Nu Image

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Rated R for violence and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

Thailand | USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

27 December 2013 (Vietnam) See more »

Also Known As:

Ninja II See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Budget:

$2,600,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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During filming, Scott Adkins injured his back and required stunt double Brahim Achabbakhe to perform some of his kicks for him. This marks the first time that Adkins had been significantly doubled for a fight scene. See more »

Alternate Versions

For the UK version the BBFC required cuts to scenes of animal cruelty (in this case, cockfighting). See more »

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It's a way of life, a philosophy
23 February 2014 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Don't snob the movie because of the title. While I have seen my fair share of Dudikoff starring Ninja movies, I'd rather watch something like this. Scott Adkins therefor is being called the new van Damme and not Dudikoff for a reason. And while this movie does not have any big surprises in it (you will be able to know where this is going, waiting for the next action scene to start), it is highly enjoyable.

Especially during the well choreographed fight scenes. Which sometimes are very long takes (no cutting away and therefor even more difficult to perform and get it right). There is also some trickery involved while shooting those scenes and if that was done on set and not afterward, the movie deserves even more respect than it already has gotten from me.


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