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A young man and a young girl's lives are united under dramatic circumstances. He has just shot a security guard in the face who had accused him of A troubled young woman hooks up with a money-crazed televangelist and becomes a rich, heavy-metal Christian rock star.
After her businessman husband dies suspiciously in a Mexican plane crash, his widow begins to investigate his labyrinthine financial dealings, not all of which are legal. A maverick skydiver and a former KGB agent team up to stop the Russian mafia from stealing gold. A hopelessly depressed woman's life turns around when she purchases a magic Black Velvet Pantsuit. When Nick Davis leaves prison after one year in solitaire, he is hired to operate forklift in a warehouse in the harbor owned by the Japanese Yakuza patriarch Isshin Tendo.
The place is assaulted by the Italian Mafia leaded by Dino Campanela and Nick rescues and saves the life of Shuji Sawamoto, who is the representative of Yakuza interests in America. Shuji hires Nick to work for Yakuza and becomes his godfather in the family after his oath to join Yakuza. However, Nick is a lonely FBI undercover agent assigned to penetrate in the criminal organization. When the FBI discovers that Campanela is organizing a massive attack to destroy the Yakuza, Nick's boss Littman calls off the operation to leave the dirty work to the Italian Mafia. But the connection of Nick with Shuji and his goddaughter Yuko forces him to help his Japanese family.
American Yakuza tries to be two separate movies and ends up failing in both attempts. The first side of the story is of relationship between Nick and Shuji, two men who end up becoming almost inseparable. This strand works thanks to strong acting from Viggo Mortensen and Ryo Ishibashi. Unfortunately, the more predominant side of the story is the usual "turf war" stuff involving copious shoot-outs, slow motion and people flying through the air while firing two pistols. Yes, we're in a Hollywood that had taken note of John Woo's films and was doing everything to emulate them.
Unfortunately, the action sequences here are just imitation, and rather silly as a result. Although the depiction of the Yakuza in this film is rather understated - we learn little of the warrior code that we see in the likes of Takeshi's BROTHER - Ishibashi is outstanding as the gangster with a conscience.
I also found the amount of story in the film to be too little. There just isn't enough intrigue to sustain the running time and including B-movie favourites like Michael Nouri and Robert Forster just isn't enough. Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video. Start your free trial.
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He finds an orphaned girl named Haruka who is being targeted by the clan, as she is believed to have the key for their lost money, and he resolves to protect her. Robert Forster as Littman. Sega had ideas to remake the first Yakuza game in as part of the series' 10th anniversa. So my appetite for more Luce Potter can be at least partially satisfied. A young man and a young girl's lives are united under dramatic circumstances. Genres drama action crime. Ali Vali's Derby Cain Casey is one of my favorite characters in the genre.
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An American FBI agent is lured away by the Japanese Mafia--the Yakuza--in this action film. Viggo Mortensen, Ryo Ishibashi, Michael Nouri. Viggo Mortensen plays the Spanish soldier-turned-mercenary Captain Alatriste, a heroic figure from the country's 17th century imperial wars. American Yakuza is a American action film written by Takashige Ichise with a screenplay by John Allen Nelson and Max Strom, and directed by Frank.
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