The Challenge (Equals) (Sword of the Ninja)
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The Challenge (Equals) (Sword of the Ninja)
The Challenge is a classy effort directed by John Frankenheimer. Scott Glenn stars as an American boxer who finds himself in the middle of a Japanese blood feud. Toshiro Mifune and Atsuo Nakamura plays the last surviving brothers of an ancient samurai family, embroiled in a battle of the possession of the family swords. Once involved in this contretemps, Glenn must also contend with the minions of the Yakuza, a Japanese Mafia-style organization. Sword of the Ninja was co-written by John Sayles, better known as the writer/director of such films as Brother From Another Planet and Eight Men Out.… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The knowing feel of the photography is best expressed in an early chase scene where Frankenheimer repeatedly flash cuts to fish heads as Glenn grimaces as he runs. It's grimy, off-putting, and just right for the moment."
‑ Adam Lippe, Examiner.com
"Nifty little culture-clash action flick from John Frankenheimer"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
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