15 certificateGhost Dog: The Way of the Samurai is a Film programme that first aired in 1999 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai is a 4 star programme

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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

Directed by
Jim Jarmusch

Jim Jarmusch's film marries up the ancient, honourable traditions of the Samurai with the less honourable traditions of mid-ranking Mafiosi through the enigmatic Ghost Dog. His life having been saved by mobster Louie, Ghost Dog is now beholden and becomes their hit-man, reachable only by carrier pigeon, but deadly efficient. But when a hit goes wrong thanks to Louie, Ghost Dog is the target and now is the time for the Samurai lore to come to the fore to ensure his survival. Part thriller, part meditation on the human condition, the film is also garnished by a wonderful collection of character actors who have spent their lives playing mobsters including Cliff Gorman, Henri Silva and Gene Ruffini.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 125 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1999

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA/Japan

Filmed in Colour

When is Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 November 5th, 12:40am and on Film4 Plus 1 November 5th, 1:40am. See more...


Image for Forest WhitakerForest Whitaker...Ghost Dog
John Tormey...Louie
Cliff Gorman...Sonny Valerio
Dennis Liu...Chinese Restaurant Owner
Frank Minucci...Big Angie
Richard Portnow...Handsome Frank
Tricia Vessey...Louise Vargo
Henry Silva...Ray Vargo
Gene Ruffini...Old Consigliere
Frank Adonis...Valerio's Bodyguard
Victor Argo...Vinny
Damon Whitaker...Young Ghost Dog
Kenny Guay...Boy in Window
Vince Viverito...Johnny Morini
Gano Grills...Gangsta in Red