Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Image

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

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Universal acclaim- based on 58 Ratings

Summary: 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.

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Runtime: 116 min
Rating: Rated R for strong violence and language.
Production: Canal+
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Countries: USA, Japan, Germany, France
Languages: English, French
Home Release Date: Aug 15, 2000
Director Credit
Jim Jarmusch Director
Writer Credit
Jim Jarmusch Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Forest Whitaker Ghost Dog
Henry Silva Ray Vargo
Cast Credit
Cliff Gorman Sonny Valerio
Damon Whitaker Young Ghost Dog
Dennis Liu Chinese Restaurant Owner
Frank Adonis Valerio's Bodyguard
Frank Minucci Big Angie
Gano Grills Gangsta In Red
Gene Ruffini Old Consigliere
John Tormey Louie
Kenny Guay Boy In Window
Richard Portnow Handsome Frank
Tricia Vessey Louise Vargo
Victor Argo Vinny
Vince Viverito Johnny Morini
Producer Credit
Diana Schmidt Co-Producer
Jim Jarmusch Producer
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