The Challenge

  • Film
  • Action and adventure
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Kung-fu action thriller set in Tokyo which pits the samurai tradition of honourable combat against the new westernised Japan of guns and super-capitalism. The elaborate combat will please fans, but anyone not much engaged by martial arts as a genre will soon find themselves pretty bored despite the script's occasional ironies. The Yakuza did it all so much better.

Release details

Duration: 116 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Frankenheimer
Screenwriter: Richard Maxwell, John Sayles, Ivan Moffatt
Cast: Scott Glenn
Toshiro Mifune
Donna Kei Benz
Atsuo Nakamura
Calvin Jung
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