R | | Action, Drama, Thriller
A New Yorker on business in Nagoya meets a lady in the hotel bar. Returning to her room, 3 ninjas kill her and wound him. He sees the ninja boss' face. Ninjas try to kill him again but new samurai friends help, hide and train him.
Theatrical trailer shows several scenes which are not in the movie, like the scene in which Kinjo is dressed in some suit and is watching the city at night from the top of some building or scene where friend of Racine comes to visit him in hospital to warn him that he is in great danger.
I'm not going because you won't let me go. I'm your prisoner, right?
Takeda: You are free to go, see how long you live without me to protect you!
Racine: That's exactly what I'm going to do. I'm taking the first flight back to New York, then I'm going to send Kinjo...
While Takeda is speaking with Oshima about making a new sword, a Stellar's Jay can be heard in the background. Stellar's Jays are a bird found in North America, and are not found in Japan.
Pre-credits title: "One who is a samurai must before all things keep constantly in mind, by day & by night ... the fact that he has to die."
The 1996 UK video version was cut by 12 secs to remove all footage of Japanese throwing stars. The cuts were waived in 2001.
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