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Ronin (1998) ☝☝☝☝☝



Robert De Niro as Sam

Jean Reno as Vincent

Natascha McElhone as Deirdre

Stellan Skarsgard as Gregor

Sean Bean as Spence

Skipp Sudduth as Larry

Michael Lonsdale as Jean-Pierre

Jonathan Pryce as Seamus O’Rourke

Katarina Witt as Natacha Kirilova (ice skater)


“In feudal Japan, the warrior class of Samurai were sworn to protect their liege lords with their lives.

Those  Samurai whose liege was killed suffered a great shame, and they were forced to wander the land, looking for work as hired swords or bandits.

These mastlerless warriors were no longer referred to as Samurai, they were known by another name: such men were called



The first thing that catches me, each time I watch this movie is the music as it begins, soft, simple yet fitting to the movie and the simple concept of it.

This happens to be one of my favorite movies, there is no glory for the mercenary, bravado or flash, just a storyline with good actors, excellent performances, and a simple yet twisting plot.

Everyone wants the package, right? Well, maybe, and maybe it is a means to an end?

If you have not seen the movie I won’t give things away, but not everything is as it seems at first.


Some interesting facts of this movie:

Skipp Sudduth requested to do his own stunt driving during the car chases and John Frankenheimer agreed. Frankenheimer told Sudduth “I don’t wanna see any brake lights.”

One of the stunt drivers was former Formula 1 driver Jean-Pierre Jarier.

80 cars were destroyed making this movie.

The script originally called for Sam chasing Gregor in the arena to stop at the railing. However, at shooting, the stuntmen accidentally toppled over the railing, falling hard on the stone surface below. Director John Frankenheimer decided to leave the accident in the film.


Quotes from the movie:

Spence: You ever kill anyone?

Sam: I hurt somebody’s feelings once.


Deirdre: You’re scared!

Sam: Of course I’m scared! You think I’m reluctant because I’m happy?


Spence: You worried about saving your own skin?

Sam: Yeah, I am. It covers my body.


Ronin on IMDB

Awards: 1 win and 3 nominations.


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