American Yakuza

1993

American Yakuza

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An American FBI agent infiltrates the notorious Japanese yakuza and is forced to choose between old loyalties and his new bond of blood in this lurid crime thriller starring Viggo Mortensen. The first American ever to be accepted into Japan's treacherous criminal underworld, FBI Agent Nick Davis (Mortensen) successfully infiltrates the American arm of the yakuza and quickly rises through the ranks due to his reputation as a skilled assassin. But when Agent Davis is subsequently adopted into the powerful Tendo crime family, his mission is complicated by Italian mob boss Dino Campanela (Michael Nouri) and unpredictable enforcer Vic (Nicky Katt). When crooked and uncompromising FBI task force head Agent Littleman (Robert Forster) sets his sights on Agent Davis, the stage is set for a showdown that will set the criminal underworld ablaze.

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Critic Reviews for American Yakuza

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  • It is is in effect 'The Godfather: the next Generation' - an immigrant saga of family, blood and assimilation that just happens to be set in the world of organised crime.

    Sep 10, 2007 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for American Yakuza

  • Aug 06, 2019
    American Yakuza is a time passer and one that deserved a better filmmaker at the helm. Viggo Mortensen carries this film the entire way and without him it would've been relegated to the depths of obscurity. The film is short and offers a little twist on the standard undercover storyline. The action scenes are quite bad, but it's one of those films that are bad they are still fun. This could have been an interesting film. 05/08/2019
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Jun 26, 2008
    A ok low budget action movie.
    Nicky M Super Reviewer

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