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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

CrimeDrama18+ (R)19991h 56m
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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

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Crime Drama Rated: 18+ (R)19991h 56m

An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob. Jarmusch's spiritual gangster film tells the story of an inner-city hit man (Whitaker) who lives on a rooftop, training himself as a samurai in the strictest sense. He communicates primarily by carrier pigeon, while remaining loyal to a gangster (Tormey) who once saved his life.Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai featuring Forest Whitaker and John Tormey is streaming with subscription on HBO MAX, streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel, and available for rent or purchase on VUDU. It's a crime and drama movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.5 (90,295 votes).

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Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX and The Criterion Channel).

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#3,462 Ranked Movie

#126 Ranked in Gangster Movies

#135 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel

#410 Ranked in Crime Movies

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.5 (90,295 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob. Jarmusch's spiritual gangster film tells the story of an inner-city hit man (Whitaker) who lives on a rooftop, training himself as a samurai in the strictest sense. He communicates primarily by carrier pigeon, while remaining loyal to a gangster (Tormey) who once saved his life.

Age rating: 18+ (R)
Runtime: 1h 56m

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Related Genres: CrimeDrama
Related Tags: GangsterAnimal
Country of origin: FranceGermanyJapanAmerica
Available to watch on: HBO MAXThe Criterion Channel
Original Release Date: Jun 2, 1999
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