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.
When Ghost Dog introduces himself to the gangsters at the secluded hideaway, he says his name is Bob Solo, a combination of two Harrison Ford characters, Bob Falfa (from American Graffiti (1973)) and Han Solo (from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)).
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 ...
When Ghost Dog shoots Handsome Frank, Ghost Dog points his gun with a laser pointer at him. After he shoots Frank for the first time, the laser beam can be seen and then we can see where it's coming from, and the line created by the beam comes from somewhere from the right and not from where Ghost Dog is with his gun (behind the camera).
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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