American Yakuza(Movie, 1993)

1h 36min | Genre: Crime
American YakuzaRating: 2.9/5 (with 2626 votes)
American Yakuza is a 1993 American crime film directed by Frank Cappello and starring Viggo Mortensen, Ryo Ishibashi, Michael Nouri, Franklyn Ajaye, Yuji Okumoto, Anzu Lawson, and Robert Forster. The screenplay by John Allen Nelson and Max Strom is based on a story by executive producer Takashige Ichise. American Yakuza was released in the United States on December 22, 1993. ()
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About American Yakuza

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.

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Trailer for American Yakuza + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

American Yakuza Trailer 1993 (VHS CAPTURE)(Trailer, 2:37)

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN), Italian (IT)
Translated into 11 languages: Czech (CS), German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU)
Status: Released
Release date US: 01/01/1993
Director: Frank Cappello
Producer: Donald Phillips, Michael Leahy
Screenwriter: John Allen Nelson
Film Editor: Sonny Baskin
Director of Photography: Richard Clabaugh
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"American Yakuza: O Início"
"Bloodbrother II - Champ gegen Champ"
"Amerykańska yakuza"
"Amerykański yakuza"

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