History Film / GhostDogTheWayOfTheSamurai

10th Feb '17 11:42:06 AM contrafanxxx
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Film/DeadMan''. The two films can be taken as part of a thematic series, similar to his early series of films. And to ''Film/LeSamourai'', (1967) which was also about a Bushido-following assassin.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Film/DeadMan''. The two films can be taken as part of a thematic series, ThematicSeries, similar to his early series of films. And to ''Film/LeSamourai'', (1967) which was also about a Bushido-following assassin.
3rd Feb '17 10:49:32 AM Mdumas43073
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7th Jan '17 9:13:06 AM nombretomado
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* GunsAkimbo: Ghost Dog calmly [[spoiler:takes down the entire Mafia hideout]] in a subversion of JohnWoo style.

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* GunsAkimbo: Ghost Dog calmly [[spoiler:takes down the entire Mafia hideout]] in a subversion of JohnWoo Creator/JohnWoo style.
20th Nov '16 1:05:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* LonersAreFreaks
20th Nov '16 1:03:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* EvilOldFolks: The Italian mobsters.

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* EvilOldFolks: The Italian mobsters. Almost without exception they're all old and out of shape.



* HitmanWithAHeart
* HitMeDammit
* HomelessPigeonPerson

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* HitmanWithAHeart
HitmanWithAHeart: Ghost Dog. An untraceable assassin who spares a woman from his latest job, (despite the fact that he has no idea who she is and could identify him) and forms a friendship with [[IntergenerationalFriendship a young local girl]] over the books they read.
* HitMeDammit
HitMeDammit: Louie, believing that Ghost Dog's actions have doomed him to being killed by his own Crime Family, tells Ghost Dog to just shoot him and get it over with. After Ghost Dog initially refuses, Louie just demands it again and louder so Ghost Dog shoots Louie in the shoulder, then justifies it after the fact by saying that Louie will now have a cover story and can claim that Ghost Dog attacked him. [[spoiler:This buys Ghost Dog and Louie just enough time for Ghost Dog to wipe out the entire crime family.]]
* HomelessPigeonPersonHomelessPigeonPerson: While he's not homeless, (if only because he lives in a one room shack on a roof) the lead character becomes known to the bad guys as 'the ***ing bird man' cause he keeps pigeons.



* IOweYouMyLife: played straight.

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* IOweYouMyLife: played straight.The main character, who sees himself as a follower of [[{{Samurai}} Bushido]], swears allegiance to a mobster who saved his life in the past, and currently operates as an assassin for that mobster.
20th Nov '16 12:54:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[APirate400YearsTooLate A Samurai 400 Years Too Late]]
19th Aug '16 2:32:41 AM beergood
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* BadassBookworm: Ghost Dog apparently quite loves to read

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* BadassBookworm: Ghost Dog apparently quite loves to readread.



* BilingualBonus: Any dialogue between Ghost Dog and Raymond. [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh "It's a Han-Chewie thing."]] In the French dub version, the barrier wouldn't exist, so they had the character's origin changed from Haitian to West African, and asked Raymond's Ivorian-born actor to ''dub himself in Yoruba''

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* BilingualBonus: Any dialogue between Ghost Dog and Raymond. [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh "It's a Han-Chewie thing."]] In the French dub version, the barrier wouldn't exist, so they had the character's origin changed from Haitian to West African, and asked Raymond's Ivorian-born actor to ''dub himself in Yoruba''Yoruba''.



* {{Cameo}} / ActorAllusion: Gary Farmer briefly reprises his role as a pissed-off Native American mystic who lives on a rooftop and is briefly mistaken for Ghost Dog. ''"Stupid fucking white man!"''

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* {{Cameo}} / ActorAllusion: Gary Farmer briefly reprises his role from ''Film/DeadMan'' as a pissed-off Native American mystic who lives on a rooftop and is briefly mistaken for Ghost Dog. ''"Stupid fucking white man!"''



* NotableOriginalMusic: the soundtrack composed by RZA of the Music/WuTangClan.

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* NotableOriginalMusic: the soundtrack composed by RZA of the Music/WuTangClan. The DVD offers the possibility of seeing the whole film as a silent, with no other sound than RZA's soundtrack.
26th May '16 1:56:03 AM Nylsa
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* FakeNationality: Raymond is Haitian; his actor, Isaach de Bankolé, is Ivorian.
23rd Dec '15 5:38:22 PM karandil
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* BilingualBonus: Any dialogue between Ghost Dog and Raymond. [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh "It's a Han-Chewie thing."]] In the French dub version, the barrier wouldn't exist, so they had the chracter changed from Haitian to West African, and asked Raymond's Ivorian-born actor to '''dub himself in Yoruba'''

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* BilingualBonus: Any dialogue between Ghost Dog and Raymond. [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh "It's a Han-Chewie thing."]] In the French dub version, the barrier wouldn't exist, so they had the chracter character's origin changed from Haitian to West African, and asked Raymond's Ivorian-born actor to '''dub ''dub himself in Yoruba'''Yoruba''
23rd Dec '15 5:37:18 PM karandil
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* BilingualBonus: Any dialogue between Ghost Dog and Raymond. [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh "It's a Han-Chewie thing."]]

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* BilingualBonus: Any dialogue between Ghost Dog and Raymond. [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh "It's a Han-Chewie thing."]]"]] In the French dub version, the barrier wouldn't exist, so they had the chracter changed from Haitian to West African, and asked Raymond's Ivorian-born actor to '''dub himself in Yoruba'''
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