American Yakuza – 1993
Movie: American Yakuza
Also Known As: Americki Jakuza
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Genres: Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Ryo Ishibashi, Michael Nouri, Franklyn Ajaye, Yuji Okumoto, Anzu Lawson, Robert Forster, John Fujioka, Nicky Katt, James Taenaka…
Rated: 5.7/10 from 1,277 votes on IMDb
Tagline: In America, they call it the Mafia… In Japan, they call it Yakuza… When they meet, they call it war!
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Plot: 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.
Release Date: (Japan)
Directors: Frank A. Cappello
Writers: Takashige Ichise, Max Strom
Location: Echo Park Lake, Echo Park, Los Angeles, California, USA
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