American Yakuza

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"The mob has a new enemy."
  • R
  • 1993
  • 1 min
  • 5.6  (2,848)

In the movie American Yakuza from 1993, Viggo Mortensen plays Nick Davis, a former Marine who is hired by the Japanese Yakuza to work in their operations in Los Angeles. Nick is initially reluctant to join the Yakuza, but he sees it as an opportunity to redeem himself after a troubled past. Nick quickly rises through the ranks of the Yakuza and earns the respect of the organization's head, Yoshida (Ryo Ishibashi). However, Nick's loyalty is tested when he falls for the daughter of a rival gang member and becomes involved in a bitter feud between the two criminal organizations.

As Nick navigates the dangerous underworld of the Yakuza, he must also confront his own demons and the traumatic experiences from his past. He finds an unlikely ally in an FBI agent named Frank Kelly (Michael Nouri), who has been investigating the Yakuza and sees Nick as a valuable asset in his case.

Together, Nick and Frank attempt to take down the Yakuza and put an end to their criminal activities in Los Angeles. Along the way, they face numerous obstacles and challenges, including betrayal and violence.

Throughout the movie, Viggo Mortensen delivers a strong and nuanced performance as Nick, balancing his character's tough exterior with moments of vulnerability and introspection. Ryo Ishibashi brings depth and complexity to the role of Yoshida, a powerful and respected leader who is torn between his loyalty to the Yakuza and his desire for a peaceful resolution to the gang war.

Michael Nouri provides a steady presence as Frank, the seasoned FBI agent who recognizes the potential in Nick and forms a bond with him over their shared experiences as veterans. The supporting cast is also impressive, featuring notable performances from Franklyn Ajaye as a hapless Yakuza member, and Yuji Okumoto as the head of the rival gang.

American Yakuza is a well-crafted crime drama that explores themes of loyalty, honor, and redemption within the context of the Yakuza underworld. Director Frank A. Cappello effectively balances tense action sequences with moments of quiet reflection, and the film benefits from strong performances from its talented cast. Overall, American Yakuza is a compelling and thought-provoking movie that is definitely worth checking out.

American Yakuza is a 1993 crime movie with a runtime of 1 minute. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.

American Yakuza
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    5.6  (2,848)