R | | Action, Crime, Drama
An African American mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.
The inter-chapter quotations come from the book "Hagakure: The Way of the Samurai" by Yamamoto Tsunetomo, published by Kodansha International.
The Way of the Samurai is found in death. Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily. Every day when one's body and mind are at peace, one should meditate upon being ripped apart by arrows, rifles, spears, and swords. Being carried ...
In the confrontation between Ghost Dog and Mr. Vargo just before Mr. Vargo is shot, two small irregular patches can be seen on Mr. Vargo's left lapel where the tiny charges are set that will simulate gunshots.
The second to last person thanked at the credits' close is Akira Kurosawa--the Japanese filmmaker who filmed one of the Ghost Dog's central texts, Rashomon.
FRF 5,895,446 (France) (14 October 1999)
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