The Challenge

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The Challenge

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The Challenge

Release Date: July 23, 1982

Year    :   1982
Slogan    :   «He has trained every thought, every muscle, every nerve, for the moment of truth!»
Genres    :   Action, Science Fiction
Production Companies    :   Poncher-Rosen-Beckman Productions, CBS Theatrical Films
Director    :   John Frankenheimer
Producers    :   Robert L. Rosen, Ron Beckman
Writers    :   Ivan Moffat, John Sayles, Richard Maxwell
RunTime    :   113 mins.

Rick, a down-and-out American boxer, is hired to transport a sword to Japan, unaware that the whole thing is a set up in a bitter blood-feud between two brothers, one who follows the traditional path of the samurai and the other a businessman. At the behest of the businessman, Rick undertakes samurai training from the other brother, but joins his cause. He also becomes romantically involved with the samurai's daughter.

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