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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.

Director:

Isaac Florentine

Writers:

David N. White (as David White), Michael Hurst (based on the movie "Ninja" written by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Adkins ... Casey
Kane Kosugi ... Nakabara
Mika Hijii Mika Hijii ... Namiko
Markus Waldow Markus Waldow ... Ninja Student
Shun Sugata ... Goro
Vithaya Pansringarm ... General Sung
Mukesh Bhatt ... Mike
Tim Man 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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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

UK versions are censored with a cock fight being removed. See more »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Follows Ninja (2009) See more »

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Tokyo Dance Party
Written by Yogi Lonich
Published by Engine Co 35 Music Publishing (ASCAP)
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My Favorite Scott Adkins film
16 July 2017 | by jonathanmark-77048See all my reviews

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

This is easily my favorite Scott Adkins film to date. This has the best story because it's straight forwarded and simple which is what I like about the action films from back in the day and this brings that back. I've always thought he had charisma whenever he was on screen, He is very likable, and you feel for him in this film which is what you should do for your main character.

The action in this film is some of the best I've seen in years, rivaling the John Wick films even. Director Isaac Florentine knows how to shoot action as demonstrated in his other films, if only Hollywood would actually give this guy a good budget and have some of his films in theaters unlike some directors who don't deserve it.

This is a really good throwback to old school action films that action fans should watch and give it a chance, you won't regret it.


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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)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$544,853
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