American Yakuza 31 years old

The mob has a new enemy.

American Yakuza

When Nick Davis leaves prison after one year in solitaire, he is hired to operate forklift in a warehouse in the harbor owned by the Japanese Yakuza patriarch Isshin Tendo. The place is assaulted by the Italian Mafia leaded by Dino Campanela and Nick rescues and saves the life of Shuji Sawamoto, who is the representative of Yakuza interests in America. Shuji hires Nick to work for Yakuza and becomes his godfather in the family after his oath to join Yakuza. However, Nick is a lonely FBI undercover agent assigned to penetrate in the criminal organization. When the FBI discovers that Campanela is organizing a massive attack to destroy the Yakuza, Nick's boss Littman calls off the operation to leave the dirty work to the Italian Mafia. But the connection of Nick with Shuji and his goddaughter Yuko forces him to help his Japanese family.


American Yakuza Cast

Name Character
Viggo Mortensen He was 34, now 65 years old as Nick Davis / David Brandt
Robert Förster He was 14, 41 years old when he died as Littman
Michael Nouri He was 47, now 78 years old as Dino Campanela
Nicky Katt He was 22, now 54 years old as Vic
Rosine 'Ace' Hatem He was 32, now 63 years old as Agent #1
Franklyn Ajaye He was 43, now 75 years old as Sam
Yuji Okumoto He was 33, now 65 years old as Kazuo
Jimmy Taenaka He was 28, now 59 years old as Taka
John Fujioka He was 67, 93 years old when he died as Isshin Tendo
Ryo Ishibashi He was 36, now 67 years old as Shuji Sawamoto
Anzu Lawson She was 12, now 44 years old as Yuko
Jeff Bankert as Medical Student

American Yakuza Crew

Name Department
Frank A. Cappello as Director. Directing
Sonny Baskin as Editor. He was 7 (now 24) years old Editing
Joel Soisson as Executive Producer. He was 36 (now 67) years old Production
Takashige Ichise as Executive Producer. He was 31 (now 63) years old Production
Takashige Ichise as Writer. He was 31 (now 63) years old Writing
W.K. Border as Executive Producer. Production
David C. Williams as Music. He was 35 (now 66) years old Sound
JoAnn Perritano as Production Manager. Production
Michael Leahy as Producer. He was 29 (now 61) years old Production
Richard Clabaugh as Director of Photography. He was 32 (now 64) years old Camera
Rick Barker as Stunt Coordinator. He was 41 (now 72) years old Crew
Don Phillips as Co-Producer. He was 41 (now 73) years old Production
Don Phillips as Casting. He was 41 (now 73) years old Production
Aki Komine as Producer. Production
Shay Austin as Production Design. Art
American Yakuza poster
American Yakuza (31 years)

The mob has a new enemy.

  • Release day: Friday, January 01, 1993
  • Runtime: 96 minutes