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Red Sun Rising (1994)

Thomas Hoshino (Willson) is a tough Japanese detective, who lost his partner by a deadly Yakuza killer Jaho (Lew). He tracks down the killer and his master to Los Angeles, where he teams up... See full summary »

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Francis Megahy

Writers:

Robert Easter (screenplay) (as David S. Green), Robert Easter (story) (as David S. Green) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Wilson ... Thomas Hoshino (as Don 'The Dragon' Wilson)
Terry Farrell ... Det. Karen Ryder
Mako ... Buntoro Iga
Michael Ironside ... Capt. Meisler
Soon-Tek Oh ... Yamata
Edward Albert ... Decklin
James Lew ... Jaho
Stoney Jackson ... Gamal
Yuji Okumoto ... Yuji
James Hatch James Hatch ... Ray
Forry Smith Forry Smith ... Steve
Peter Vasquez ... Hector (as Peter Mark Vasquez)
Jacqueline Obradors ... Rita
Leonard O. Turner Leonard O. Turner ... Councilman Royce
Diana Lipari Diana Lipari ... Newswoman
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Storyline

Thomas Hoshino (Willson) is a tough Japanese detective, who lost his partner by a deadly Yakuza killer Jaho (Lew). He tracks down the killer and his master to Los Angeles, where he teams up with Det. Karen Ryder (Farrell). Soon they discover that Yakuza prepares a gang war and weapon smuggling. Hoshino must find a way to defeat the killer who posses mystical ninja powers. Written by svedzin

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Japan's toughest cop is in L.A. to track down the Yakuza's deadliest killer

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Action

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El toque mortal See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

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Trivia

The lead character's name, Hoshino, was the nickname Don Wilson competed under exclusively when kickboxing in Japan. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Hoshino: When he thinks like the mountains, fight like the sea.
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Composed by Robert J. Walsh
Published by Screenmusic International (BMI)
Courtesy of The Hollywood Film Music Library
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Enjoyable vehicle for Wilson
22 October 2004 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

Don "The Dragon" Wilson was able to escape the clutches of schlockmeister Roger Corman for a little while and make this movie, which is one of his best. I know that might not seem much of a declaration, considering the poor quality of many Wilson movies, but this one managed to be genuinely entertaining. While a low-budget movie, the production values manage to be slick enough so that no scene looks especially cheap. The martial art scenes, while not up to those from Hong Kong movies, can be considered more realistic, and do manage to be exciting at times. There's even a decent attempt to do some character development! Speaking of the characters and actors, there is some good support from supporting players Ironside and (especially) Mako. The movie could have been given a little trimming (it goes on too long), but overall this is a solid little B movie.


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