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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 »

Director:

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:

R | See all certifications »
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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:

Color
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Trivia

Originally, Chris Penn had been set to play Hoshino's L.A. partner; however, he was doing another movie, so the script was changed to cast a female partner (Farrell), bringing a love story element to the film. See more »

Quotes

Buntoro Iga: First you must tame the anger that lives in your belly.
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Soundtracks

RED SUN RISING
(TITLE SONG)
Written by John Huckert & Phil Settle
Performed by Angela Carole Brown & Phil Settle
Produced by Huckert/Settle
Published by Sarah Beth Songs (BMI)/RSR Music (BMI)
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Not the best script or acting, but Terry did the best she could with what she was given
23 February 1999 | by lbyronSee all my reviews

There is no doubt that Don Wilson is a phenomenal marital artist. But he really didn't get to show it off in this film. If fact, most of the story was so lame that the films only saving grace was Terry Farrell. Not a great part for her, but she did the best she could with what she was given and her performance was, well...fun. But even she couldn't save this film from becoming a B movie compared to other, better action/martial arts movies.


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