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The Warrior's Way (2010)

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A warrior-assassin is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands after refusing a mission.

Director:

Sngmoo Lee

Writer:

Sngmoo Lee

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dong-Gun Jang ... Yang
Kate Bosworth ... Lynne
Geoffrey Rush ... Ronald
Danny Huston ... Colonel
Tony Cox ... Eight-Ball
Lung Ti ... Saddest Flute
Analin Rudd Analin Rudd ... Baby April
Markus Hamilton Markus Hamilton ... Baptiste
Rod Lousich Rod Lousich ... Craig
Matt Gillanders Matt Gillanders ... Geyser
Christina Asher Christina Asher ... Esmerelda
Jed Brophy ... Jacques
Carl Bland Carl Bland ... Billy
Ian Harcourt Ian Harcourt ... Lofty
Tony Wyeth Tony Wyeth ... Smithy
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Storyline

Yang, the world's finest swordsman, packs it in and leaves Japan to find an old friend in the Wild West rather than kill the infant queen of a rival clan. He carries the baby to his friend's desolate, broken-down town; the friend has died, so Yang reopens a laundry and settles down, hanging wet clothes, growing flowers, raising the infant, and finding himself attracted to Lynne, a red-haired woman with a tragic past. As long as Yang keeps his sword sheathed, his rivals won't find him, but a band of reprobate gunmen terrorize the town and threaten Lynne. Showdowns are inevitable, but once the sword is drawn, can Yang find rest, a home, and a family? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Assassin. Hero. Legend. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Laundry Warrior See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,048,665, 5 December 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,664,251, 30 January 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,087,569, 28 April 2011
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally titled "Laundry Warrior". See more »

Goofs

When the townspeople are waiting for the colonel and his men to arrive, they are all dressed in nicer clothes. Ron is wearing a black bandanna around his neck that disappears during the battle. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ronald: Okay, you settled down? You got your ears open?
[clears throat]
Ronald: This is the story of the sad flute, a laughing baby, a weeping sword. A long long time ago, in a land far far away, there lived a warrior. A warrior with empty eyes.
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Referenced in Movie Friends - Eine Videothek stellt sich vor (2013) See more »

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Kim Duk Soo Samulnori Best
Performed by Kim Duk Soo & Samulnori
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Bravo!
11 April 2014 | by WoonerismSee all my reviews

Never ceases to amaze me how a movie can move an audience in polar opposite ways. It's probably the expectations - so if you go in to have some escapist fun, action and swordplay, you won't be disappointed.

So, why will I be happy to rewatch this grossly underrated movie that's avoided me for the first four years of its life tsk tsk: a simple story combining the Seven Samurai and Silas Marner (kinda), intoxicating mix of humor, gorgeous grotesqueness and visual splendour . . . and a love story that did not force itself on the surreal action thread.

One of the hallmarks of a good film has to be how much love a writer director puts into the details and in this, it is clear Lee Sngmoo has nurtured this baby for a while: superb production, lovely setups and payoffs.

Oh, make my decade and give us a sequel already!

Amazing for a first time director. Bravo! Bravo!


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