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Ghost Dog : The Way of the Samurai
Release Date: June 02, 1999
|Slogan||:||«Live by the code. Die by the code.»|
|Production Companies||:||Plywood Productions, Bac Films, Degeto Film, ARD, Canal+, Pandora Film, JVC|
|Producers||:||Ellen Lewis, Jim Jarmusch, Laura Rosenthal, Richard Guay, Victor De Jesus, Diana Schmidt, Diana Schmidt, Lonnie Kandel|
An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob. 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.