The Challenge (1982)

Rick, a down-and-out American boxer, is hired to transport a sword to Japan, unaware that the whole thing is a set up in a bitter blood-feud between two brothers, one who follows the traditional path of the samurai and the other a businessman. At the behest of the businessman, Rick undertakes samurai training from the other brother, but joins his cause. He also becomes romantically involved with the samurai's daughter.

Directing:
  • John Frankenheimer

Writing:
  • Ivan Moffat
  • John Sayles
  • Richard Maxwell

Stars:
Release Date: 1982-07-23
TMDb: 6.5/10
  • Country: JP, US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 113
Toshirō Mifune
Toshirō Mifun...
Toru Yoshida
Scott Glenn
Scott Glenn
Rick
Sab Shimono
Sab Shimono
Toshio Yoshida
Yoshio Inaba
Yoshio Inaba
Instructor
Miiko Taka
Miiko Taka
Toru Yoshida's Wife
Atsuo Nakamura
Atsuo Nakamur...
Hideo Yoshida
Clyde Kusatsu
Clyde Kusatsu
Go
Shôgo Shimada
Shôgo Shimada
Toru Yoshida's Father
Seiji Miyaguchi
Seiji Miyaguc...
Old Man
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