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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Year Released: 1999

Staring: Forest Whitaker, John Tormey, Cliff Gorman, Dennis Liu

Director: Jim Jarmusch

Plot

An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.

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"The eponymous protagonist of Jim Jarmusch's 1999 film GHOST DOG is an African-American hitman (Forest Whitaker) working for an Italian mafia in New Jersey and living according to the Hagakure, Japan's samurai code. After a hit goes wrong through no fault of the assassin's own, his mafia liaison Louie (John Tormey) is sympathetic, but explains that his superiors now want Ghost Dog dead. The film follows Ghost Dog's revenge and depicts a clash between two ancient tribes that both seem out of date "

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