Ghost Dog: the Way of the Samurai


1h 56m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Ghost Dog, a down-on-his-luck hit man, gets hired by some mobsters to do a job, only to find he's been double-crossed. After realizing that he is the target of the next hit, Ghost Dog consults his bible, the Chinese warrior mantra known as the "Book of Samurai," to knock off each of his adversaries

Film Details

Also Known As
Ghost Dog, Ghost Dog (La voie du samourai), Ghost Dog - il codice del Samurai, la voie du samouraï, Ghost Dog:, el camino del samurai
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Adventure
Comedy
Drama
Thriller
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Ard; Ard Degeto; Bac Films; Bac Films Distribution; Jvc Entertainment Inc; Le Studio Canal Plus; Magic Lantern Entertainment; Pandora Films; Plywood Productions; StudioCanal; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Artisan Entertainment; A-Film Distribution; Arthaus Filmverleih; Artisan Entertainment; Artisan Home Entertainment; Bac Films Distribution; CinTart; Cts; Film4 Productions; Film4 Productions; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Filmes Do Estação; Filmfour; Haskolabio; Jvc Entertainment Inc; Vertigo Films (Spain)
Location
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA; Westchester County, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

Synopsis

Ghost Dog, a down-on-his-luck hit man, gets hired by some mobsters to do a job, only to find he's been double-crossed. After realizing that he is the target of the next hit, Ghost Dog consults his bible, the Chinese warrior mantra known as the "Book of Samurai," to knock off each of his adversaries in unique and humorous ways.

Film Details

Also Known As
Ghost Dog, Ghost Dog (La voie du samourai), Ghost Dog - il codice del Samurai, la voie du samouraï, Ghost Dog:, el camino del samurai
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Adventure
Comedy
Drama
Thriller
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Ard; Ard Degeto; Bac Films; Bac Films Distribution; Jvc Entertainment Inc; Le Studio Canal Plus; Magic Lantern Entertainment; Pandora Films; Plywood Productions; StudioCanal; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Artisan Entertainment; A-Film Distribution; Arthaus Filmverleih; Artisan Entertainment; Artisan Home Entertainment; Bac Films Distribution; CinTart; Cts; Film4 Productions; Film4 Productions; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Filmes Do Estação; Filmfour; Haskolabio; Jvc Entertainment Inc; Vertigo Films (Spain)
Location
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA; Westchester County, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 3, 2000

Expanded Release in United States March 17, 2000

Expanded Release in United States March 24, 2000

Released in United States on Video August 15, 2000

Released in United States October 1999

Released in United States November 1999

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States February 2000

Released in United States July 2000

Shown at Montreal International Festival of New Cinema & New Media (in competition) October 14-24, 1999.

Shown at London Film Festival November 3-18, 1999.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Bridge in the Rain) January 26 - February 6, 2000.

Shown at Pan African Film & Art Festival (Opening Night) in Los Angeles February 10-21, 2000.

Shown at Karlovy Vary international Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.

Began shooting September 14, 1998.

Completed shooting November 13, 1998.

Released in United States Spring March 3, 2000

Expanded Release in United States March 17, 2000

Expanded Release in United States March 24, 2000

Released in United States on Video August 15, 2000

Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at Montreal International Festival of New Cinema & New Media (in competition) October 14-24, 1999.)

Released in United States November 1999 (Shown at London Film Festival November 3-18, 1999.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Bridge in the Rain) January 26 - February 6, 2000.)

Released in United States February 2000 (Shown at Pan African Film & Art Festival (Opening Night) in Los Angeles February 10-21, 2000.)

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Karlovy Vary international Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.)