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Encyclopedia > Into the Sun (film)
Into The Sun
Into the Sun film poster
Directed by mink
Produced by Frank Hildebrand
Tracee Stanley-Newell
Written by Steven Seagal
Joe Halpin
Starring Steven Seagal
Matthew Davis
Music by Stanley Clarke
Cinematography {{{cinematography}}}
Editing by {{{editing}}}
Distributed by Screen Gems
Released February 2005
Running time 97 min.
Language English and Japanese
Budget $16,000,000 USD
Preceded by {{{preceded_by}}}
Followed by {{{followed_by}}}
IMDb profile
"Only one man can stop the Yakuza"

When the governor of Tokyo is murdered, the CIA taps their local operative, Travis Hunter, to look into it. Hunter discovers a web of corruption and violence that leads to an ambitious young yakuza boss attempting to move up through the ranks with the help of the Chinese triads. Hunter must use all of his contacts and abilites to defuse this potentially dangerous situation. Image File history File links Intothesundvd. ... Steven Seagal on the promotional poster for his most famous movie, Under Siege Steven Seagal (born April 10, 1951) is an action movie actor and a 7th dan black belt in aikido. ... Steven Seagal on the promotional poster for his most famous movie, Under Siege Steven Seagal (born April 10, 1951) is an action movie actor and a 7th dan black belt in aikido. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Stanley Clarke (born 30 June 1951) is an American musician known for his innovative and influential work on double bass and bass guitar. ... Screen Gems is an American subsidiary company of Columbia Pictures Corp. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... View of Tokyos Shibuya district Long a symbol of Tokyo, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Kokyo Imperial Palace. ... The CIA Seal The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an American intelligence agency, responsible for obtaining and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals, and reporting such information to the various branches of the U.S. Government. ... This article may be confusing for some readers, and should be edited to be clearer. ... Triad (Simplified: 三合会; Traditional: 三合會; Hanyu Pinyin: ; literally Triad Society) is a collective term that describes many branches of an underground society and organizations based in Hong Kong and also operating in Mainland China, Macao, and Chinatowns in Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. ...


Into the Sun is an action packed adventure filmed in the style of the classic yakuza films The Yakuza and Black Rain filled with rich shots of modern Tokyo and the martial arts Steven Seagal is known for. A powerful film written by Paul Schrader and Robert Towne and directed by Sydney Pollack, The Yakuza takes an in depth look at Japan as seen from western eyes. ... Black Rain is a 1989 American movie starring Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura, Kate Capshaw, and Yusaku Matsuda. ... Steven Seagal on the promotional poster for his most famous movie, Under Siege Steven Seagal (born April 10, 1951) is an action movie actor and a 7th dan black belt in aikido. ...


Originally conceived as a remake of the Sydney Pollack film The Yakuza, Warner Brothers wouldn't release the rights to the story and the film was consequently reworked into Into the Sun. Sydney Pollack (born July 1, 1934 in Lafayette, Indiana) is an American actor, producer, and director. ... A powerful film written by Paul Schrader and Robert Towne and directed by Sydney Pollack, The Yakuza takes an in depth look at Japan as seen from western eyes. ... Warner Bros. ...


Seagal reportedly put up much of his own money to finance this film as an homage to the Japan of his youth, and includes a scene through a Shinjuku back alley he routinely walked through going from his then 4 tatami apartment to the dojo he was training at and features many locally popular Asian actors such as Akira Terao, Takao Osawa and Ken Lo. Portions of the soundtrack were performed and recorded by Seagal, and released on his 2005 album Songs from the Crystal Cave. Categories: Wards of Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ... Tatami mats (畳) (originally meant folded and piled) are a traditional Japanese flooring. ... Akira Terao (寺尾聰) (born May 18, 1947) - Japanese musician and movie actor. ... Overview A 2005 album by Steven Seagal, his first. ...


Hoping to showcase his Japanese liguistic abilites, many of the scenes were shot in Japanese but later dubbed in English due to the studio's belief that American audiences would not be able to follow the dialog.


Cast

  • Steven Seagal .... Travis Hunter
  • Matthew Davis .... Sean
  • Takao Osawa .... Kuroda
  • Eddie George .... Jones
  • William Atherton .... Agent Block
  • Juliette Marquis .... Jewel
  • Ken Lo .... Chen
  • Kosuke Toyohara .... Fudomyo-o
  • Akira Terao .... Matsuda
  • Eve Masatoh .... Kojima
  • Pace Wu .... Mai Ling
  • Chiaki Kuriyama .... Ayako
  • Kanako Yamaguchi .... Nayako
  • Namihiko Ohmura .... Takeshi
  • Daisuke Honda .... Kawamura
  • Roy Oguri .... Kenji
  • Sokyu Fujita .... Investigator Maeda
  • Vikrom Suebsaeng .... Chang Choudong
  • Tim Yan .... General
  • ShĂ´ji Oki .... Ishikawa
  • Mac Yasuda .... Governor of Tokyo
  • Kairi Narita .... Young Yakuza
  • Ginji Yoshikawa .... Yakuza Ceremony Master
  • Joe Sagal .... Tech #1
  • Hatake .... Sword Buyer
  • Korokke .... Club MC

Steven Seagal on the promotional poster for his most famous movie, Under Siege Steven Seagal (born April 10, 1951) is an action movie actor and a 7th dan black belt in aikido. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... This article is about an American football player. ... William Atherton (born William Atherton Knight) is an American film actor. ... Juliette Marquis is a Ukranian born actress. ... Akira Terao (寺尾聰) (born May 18, 1947) - Japanese musician and movie actor. ... Chiaki Kuriyama as Gogo in Kill Bill volume 1 Chiaki Kuriyama (birth name Kuriyama Chiaki æ —å±± 千明, born October 10, 1984 in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture) is a Japanese actress. ... Korokke (コロッケ) is a deep fried dish originally related to a French dish, croquette. ...

References

  • IMDb "Into the Sun"
  • Beyond Hollywood Review of "Into the Sun"

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