- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 5, 2000
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
An American FBI agent is lured away by the Japanese Mafia--the Yakuza--in this wall-to-wall action film. When Agent Nick Davis (Mortensen) is sent by the FBI to infiltrate the Yakuza's American branch, he finds himself quickly progressing and gaining acceptance into the family. Soon, his loyalties begin to fray when they are tested in conflicts with the Italian Mafia and an FBI force.
Description by Image Entertainment:
In America, they call it the Mafia... In Japan they call it Yakuza. When they meet they call it war! Viggo Mortensen (G.I. Jane) and Michael Nouri (The Hidden) star in this explosive action-thriller about the first American accepted into the savage brotherhood of Japan's criminal underworld. Sent to infiltrate the American arm of the Yakuza, FBI agent Nick Davis (Mortensen) rises through the ranks of assassins and is soon adopted into the powerful Tendo crime family. His work brings him into brutal conflict with not only the Italian mob, but also a hard-nosed FBI taskforce guided by unscrupulous Agent Littman (Robert Forster). Caught dead center in a war between the Yakuza, the mob, and the FBI, Davis must decide what's more important: his old loyalties--or his new bond of blood.