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Ninja: Shadow of a Tear (2013)

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Ninjitsu master Casey is back and out for revenge when his pregnant wife is murdered.

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Isaac Florentine

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Adkins ... Casey
Kane Kosugi ... Nakabara
Mika Hijii Mika Hijii ... Namiko
Markus Waldow Markus Waldow ... Ninja Student
Shun Sugata Shun Sugata ... Goro
Vithaya Pansringarm ... General Sung
Mukesh Bhatt ... Mike
Tim Man Tim Man ... Myat
Jawed El Berni ... Lucas
Saichia Wongwirot Saichia Wongwirot ... Suu
Shogo Tanikawa Shogo Tanikawa ... Assistant Instructor
Futoshi Hashimoto Futoshi Hashimoto ... Toji
Charlie Ruedpokanon ... Thug #1
Kazu Patrick Tang Kazu Patrick Tang ... Thug #2
Yasuhiko Miyauchi Yasuhiko Miyauchi ... Shopkeeper
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Storyline

Fight everyone and trust no one: it's the code of survival practiced by martial-arts master Casey Bowman after his life of domestic bliss is shattered by a savage act of violence. Vowing revenge, the fearless American stealthily tracks the killer from Osaka to Bangkok to Rangoon with the help of a wise and crafty sensei. His only clues: a series of victims whose necks bear the distinctive mark of strangulation by barbed wire. Fighting to avenge as well as to survive, Casey must sharpen his razor-like responses and take his battle skills to the next level, even using deep meditation to fake his own death. His target: the sinister drug lord Goro, who is flooding the streets with deadly meth cooked at his remote jungle factory. To prepare for his ultimate confrontation, Casey must finally become an invisible warrior worthy of the name Ninja. But just when his prey is cornered, an unexpected twist shows Casey that his battle is only beginning: he truly can trust no one. Written by Nu Image

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Rated R for violence and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

Thailand | USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

27 December 2013 (Vietnam) See more »

Also Known As:

Ninja II See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Budget:

$2,600,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$544,853
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1.85 : 1
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While shooting the torture scene, Scott Adkins was so sweaty that drops of sweat started to falling on the floor from his shirtless body. After an hour there was a sweaty puddle under the chair Adkins was tied up to, and the set had to be cleaned. See more »

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Follows Ninja (2009) See more »

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Mongolian Sunrise
Written by Big A, Luke Phillip, Paul Jeffries, Michael Hadland, Tony Thorpe
Published by Cavendish Music Co., Ltd (PRS)
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Not really 'Ninja' but Still Nice
20 December 2013 | by garyburn7See all my reviews

First the good. There's plenty of action in the film and the fight scenes are pretty well choreographed. Not on par with anything from let's say "Drunken Master, or Once Upon a Time In China", but still much better a similar movie 'American Ninja'. The story is believable and I wasn't bothered by any potholes. I saw another person post something about the main character being white as absurd. Well this is fictional movie so...

Now the bad. My main issue with the movie is that I was expecting something more Ninja-esque. The title still makes sense once the movie is finished, but 15% of the film gives us a true ninja feeling, and the rest is more of a vigilante film.

Verdict. A good movie if you love martial art films. If you expect something similar to a recent big budget film like 'Ninja Assassins' this is a far cry from that, but check it out for yourself.


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