Ghost Dog: the Way of the Samurai (2000)

Ghost Dog: the Way of the Samurai
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 56mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Action, Thriller
Keywords gangster, mafia, martial arts, supernatural
Status Released
US Release Date
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Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Forest Whitaker Actor Ghost Dog 1 1000001
John Tormey Actor Louie 1 1000002
Cliff Gorman Actor Sonny Valerio 1 1000003
Frank Minucci Actor Big Angie 1 1000004
Richard Portnow Actor Handsome Frank 1 1000005
Tricia Vessey Actor Louise Vargo 1 1000006
Henry de Silva Actor Ray Vargo 1 1000007
Gene Ruffini Actor Old Consigliere 1 1000008
Frank Adonis Actor Valerio's Bodyguard 1 1000009
Victor Argo Actor Vinny 1 1000010
Damon Whitaker Actor Young Ghost Dog 1 1000011
Vince Viverito Actor Johnny Morini 1 1000012
Chuck Jeffreys Actor Mugger 1 1000013
Vinny Vella Actor Sammy the Snake 1 1000015
Joe Rigano Actor Joe Rags 1 1000016
Isaach DeBankolé Actor Raymond 1 1000017
Camille Winbush Actor Pearline 1 1000018
Gary Farmer Actor Nobody 1 1000019
Clebert Ford Actor Pigeonkeeper 1 1000020
Angel Caban Actor Social Club Landlord 1 1000021
Jonathan Cook Actor Hunter No 1 1 1000022
Tracy Howe Actor Hunter No 2 1 1000023
Vanessa Hollingshead Actor Female Deputy Sheriff 1 1000024
Sharon Angela Actor Blonde Woman 1 1000025
Harry Shearer Voice of Scratchy 475 1000027
Jim Jarmusch Director n/a 2 2000001
Richard Guay Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jim Jarmusch Producer n/a 3 3000002
Diana Schmidt Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Jim Jarmusch Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Victor De Jesus Production Supervisor n/a 307 5000001
Lonnie Kandel Production Supervisor n/a 307 5000002
Jude Gorjanc Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Cindy Craig Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Ged Dickersin Location Manager n/a 193 5000005
Chiemi Karasawa Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000006
Robby Muller Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Chaim Kantor Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Jay Rabinowitz Editor n/a 172 7000001
Tony Grocki Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000002
Jennifer Apel Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000003
Ted Berner Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Ron Von Blomberg Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Mario Ventenilla Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Ellen Lewis Casting n/a 179 10000001
Laura Rosenthal Casting n/a 179 10000002
John Dunn Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Clifford Booker Hair n/a 120794 13000002
Judy Chin Makeup n/a 353 13000003
Drew Kunin Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000001
Mark Schwentner Gaffer n/a 268 15000001
Jeffrey Ward Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Drew Jiritano Special Effects Coordinator n/a 241 23000001
Stacey Smith Assistant (to Jim Jarmusch) 120820 25000001
Gabrielle Mahon Assistant (to Richard Guay) 120820 25000002
Synopsis
Ghost Dog, a down-on-his-luck hit man, gets hired by some mobsters to do a job, only to find he's been double-crossed. After realizing that he is the target of the next hit, Ghost Dog consults his bible, the Chinese warrior mantra known as the "Book of Samurai," to knock off each of his adversaries in unique and humorous ways.