" You know, you could have been a live rich man instead of a poor dead one "
— Joe Don Baker, The Living Daylighs

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The Twilight Samurai

If ever a samurai film could be called a chick flick, this is the one —Marty Mapes (review...)

Hiroyuki Sanada is teased as a Twilight Samurai

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This above-average thriller has the added bonus of a daring concept that could have failed terribly. The amnesia victim at the center of the film is Euro-American but the actor portraying him is African-American. Instead of garnering inappropriate laughter it adds to the mystery of the plot. In addition, the film is shot in black and white (clearly to emphasize the odd casting choice). Alone, the thriller would have been forgettable but the twist made it much better.