The Challenge

The Challenge

Director: John Frankenheimer Cast: Scott Glenn, Toshiro Mifune, Donna Kei Benz


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/16/2016
UPC: 0738329177126
Original Release: 1982
Rating: R
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:48:00
Sales rank: 31,088

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Scott Glenn Rick
Toshiro Mifune Yoshida
Donna Kei Benz Akiko
Atsuo Nakamura Hideo
Calvin Jung Ando
Clyde Kusatsu Go
Sab Shimono Toshio
Yoshio Inaba Instructor
Seiji Miyaguchi Old Man
Miiko Taka Yoshida's Wife
Pat McNamara Fight Promoter
Pamela Bowman Girl in Gym
Roy Andrews Hanger-on

Technical Credits
John Frankenheimer Director
Ron Beckman Producer
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Yoshiyuki Ishida Production Designer
Richard Maxwell Original Story,Screenwriter
Marc Norman Screenwriter
Kozo Okazaki Cinematographer
Robert L. Rosen Producer
John Sayles Original Story,Screenwriter
Jack Wheeler Editor
John W. Wheeler Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Challenge
1. Chapter 1 [:01]
2. Chapter 2 [:10]
3. Chapter 3 [9:23]
4. Chapter 4 [14:30]
5. Chapter 5 [17:13]
6. Chapter 6 [13:55]
7. Chapter 7 [10:43]
8. Chapter 8 [15:30]
9. Chapter 9 [11:41]
10. Chapter 10 [16:31]

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