Ninja Assassin (2009) Movie

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Ratings / Votes
6.3/ 10 (41268 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated R for strong bloody stylized violence throughout, and language

Production Company
Anarchos Productions [us] - (in association with)
Dark Castle Entertainment [us] - (in association with)
Deutsche Filmförderfonds (DFFF) [de] - (with the assistance of)
Fünfte Babelsberg Film [de] - (as Fünfte Babelsberg Film GmbH) (co-production)
Legendary Pictures [us] - (in association with)

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(USA) - 29 September 2009
(Canada) - 15 October 2009
(USA) - 19 November 2009
(Canada) - 25 November 2009
(USA) - 25 November 2009

Running Time

Fear not the weapon but the hand that wields it. Prepare to enter a secret world of assassins. Raised to become an assassin... until betrayal made him a target.

action-violence, arm-cut-off, arrest, assassin, bare-chested-male, beaten-to-death, beheading, berlin-germany, blindfold, blood, blood-and-gore, blood-and-guts, blood-gushing, blood-spatter, blood-splatter, blood-spurting, blood-squib, bloodbath, bloodshed, bloody-fist-fighting, bloody-footprint, bloody-spray, bloody-violence, brawl, brutal-violence,

Technical Support
CAM:Arricam LT, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
CAM:Arricam ST, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
CAM:Arriflex 235, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
CAM:Arriflex 435 ES, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
LAB:Arri Schwarzfilm, Berlin, Germany - (dailies)
LAB:Pacific Title & Art Studio, Hollywood (CA), USA - (digital intermediate)
LAB:Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
MET:2711 m
OFM:35 mm - (Kodak)
PCS:Digital Intermediate - (2K) (master format)
PCS:Super 35 - (source format)
PFM:35 mm - (anamorphic)
RAT:2.35 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Ahn, Johannes as [Medic] <35>
  2. Chan-Pensley, Jonathan as [Yakuza Henchman] <3>
  3. Dang-Vu, Hoang as (uncredited)
  4. Föhrweißer, Guido as (as Guido Föhrweisser) [Lead Europol Agent] <27>
  5. Groth, Steffen as [Europol Guard] <31>
  6. Hohlbein, Hans (I) as [Mika's Neighbor] <23>
  7. Iwamoto, Yuki as [Yakuza Couch] <5>
  8. Kang, Sung as [Hollywood] <1>
  9. Kim, Ill-Young as [Yakuza Mohawk] <4>
  10. Kim, Randall Duk as [Tattoo Master] <2>
  11. Kosugi, Shô as (as Sho Kosugi) [Ozunu] <12>
  12. Lee, Joon (V) as [Teenage Raizo] <17>
  13. Leitch, David (I) as [Europol Door Guard] <29>
  14. Leonard, Paul (I) as (uncredited) [Jamison]
  15. Manderlay, Thorston as [Agent Zabranski] <20>
  16. Marcus, Stephen as [Kingpin] <25>
  17. Miles, Ben (I) as [Maslow] <6>
  18. Neuhaus, Jens as [Europol Guard] <32>
  19. Pinheiro, Patriq as (as Patrick Pinheiro) [Maslow's Aide] <33>
  20. Rain (IV) as [Raizo] <8>
  21. Rieck, Kai Fung as [Teenage Takeshi] <18>
  22. Schendel, Matthias as [Task Force Agent] <34>
  23. Stegemann, Wolfgang as [Europol Pointman] <30>
  24. Sun, Lee Chang as (uncredited) [Young Raizo]
  25. Tarasjanz, Wladimir as [Aleksei Sabatin] <16>
  26. van Weyden, Richard as [Battuta] <21>
  27. Williams, Tim (I) as [Europol Cell Guard] <28>
  28. Yassin, Alexander as (uncredited) [Indonesian Shopman - Istanbul]
  29. Yoon, Sungwoong as [Young Raizo] <14>
  30. Yu, Fang (IV) as (as Yu Fang) [Laundromat Manager] <10>
  31. Yune, Rick as [Takeshi] <24>
  32. Altaras, Adriana as [Landlady] <11>
  33. Ghousi, Mina as [Kid with Envelope] <22>
  34. Goldstein, Kylie as (as Kylie Liya Goldstein) [Young Kiriko] <13>
  35. Harris, Naomie as [Mika] <7>
  36. Nguyen-Hermann, Nhi Ngoc as [Girl on Roof] <26>
  37. Pham, Linh Dan as (as Linh-Dan Pham) [Pretty Ninja] <9>
  38. Sawai, Anna as [Teenage Kiriko] <19>
  39. Weisgerber, Eleonore as [Mrs. Sabatin] <15>


  1. Action
  2. Crime
  3. Thriller

Full Plot

Trained since childhood to be a lethal killer, Raizo has since turned his back on the Ozunu clan that raised him and now seeks revenge for their heartless murders. Teaming up with Europol investigator Mika, Raizo steadily butchers his enemies while inching ever closer to the long-awaited bloody reunion with his former master. The Massie Twins When several people are killed in a peculiar manner, a Europol agent suspects that it could be the work of Ninja assassins. Her superiors warn her that she's entering dangerous territory. But she investigates nonetheless and it leads her to another dead agent who was also investigating the same thing. When she is marked for death, she is saved by another Ninja, whom she learns has gone renegade. Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 52,917 (France) AD: 40,522 (Netherlands) (31 December 2009) BT: USD 40,000,000 CP: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Legendary Pictures and Dark Castle Holdings, LLC GR: USD 38,105,077 (USA) (7 February 2010) GR: USD 38,042,370 (USA) (31 January 2010) GR: USD 37,944,431 (USA) (24 January 2010) GR: USD 37,810,515 (USA) (17 January 2010) GR: USD 37,627,463 (USA) (10 January 2010) GR: USD 36,419,535 (USA) (20 December 2009) GR: USD 34,304,761 (USA) (13 December 2009) GR: USD 29,821,996 (USA) (6 December 2009) GR: USD 21,193,565 (USA) (29 November 2009) GR: USD 37,492,774 (USA) (3 January 2009) GR: GBP 187,285 (UK) (24 January 2010) OW: USD 13,316,158 (USA) (29 November 2009) (2,503 screens) OW: GBP 187,285 (UK) (24 January 2010) (224 screens) SD: 28 April 2008 - 27 June 2008 WG: USD 38,350 (USA) (7 February 2010) (98 screens) WG: USD 60,346 (USA) (31 January 2010) (132 screens) WG: USD 96,271 (USA) (24 January 2010) (168 screens) WG: USD 151,998 (USA) (17 January 2010) (206 screens) WG: USD 71,024 (USA) (10 January 2010) (101 screens) WG: USD 189,309 (USA) (3 January 2010) (166 screens) WG: USD 932,447 (USA) (20 December 2009) (1,155 screens) WG: USD 2,707,470 (USA) (13 December 2009) (2,100 screens) WG: USD 5,061,499 (USA) (6 December 2009) (2,503 screens) WG: USD 13,316,158 (USA) (29 November 2009) (2,503 screens) WG: GBP 187,285 (UK) (24 January 2010) (224 screens)

Movie Certificate

R (USA)(certificate #45145)
R (Australia)
18 (South Korea)
R18 (New Zealand)
15 (Sweden)
18 (UK)
18 (Ireland)
R21 (Singapore)
M18 (Singapore)(edited version)
18 (Germany)
C (Mexico)
R-13 (Philippines)(MTRCB)
III (Hong Kong)
K-18 (Finland)
16 (Netherlands)
18A (Canada)(Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario)
16 (Argentina)
18 (Peru)
R18+ (Japan)
-12 (France)
16+ (Canada)(Quebec)
18 (Brazil)
15 (Denmark)
16 (Austria)
18SG (Malaysia)
14 (Chile)
VM14 (Italy)
M/16 (Portugal)

Music Composers

  1. Eshkeri, Ilan


  1. Lindenlaub, Karl Walter

Dress Designers

  1. Poggioli, Carlo


20th Century Fox [my] - (2009) (Malaysia) (theatrical)
Argentina Video Home [ar] - (2010) (Argentina) (DVD)
Film1 [nl] - (2011) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
Forum Cinemas [ee] - (2010) (Estonia) (theatrical)
Karo Premiere [ru] - (2009) (Russia) (theatrical)
Sandrew Metronome Distribution [fi] - (2010) (Finland) (theatrical)
Studio Canal [fr] - (2010) (France) (theatrical)
Veronica [nl] - (2012) (Netherlands) (TV)
Village Roadshow Greece S.A. [gr] - (2009) (Greece) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. Entertainment Finland Oy [fi] - (2010) (Finland) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Warner Bros. Entertainment [ca] - (2009) (Canada) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. Pictures [us] - (2009) (USA) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. [ar] - (2010) (Argentina) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. [de] - (2009) (Germany) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. [gb] - (2010) (UK) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. [jp] - (2010) (Japan) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. [nl] - (2009) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. [sg] - (2009) (Singapore) (theatrical)
Warner Home Video [ca] - (2010) (Canada) (DVD)
Warner Home Video [de] - (2010) (Germany) (DVD)
Warner Home Video [de] - (2010) (Germany) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Warner Home Video [gb] - (2010) (UK) (DVD)
Warner Home Video [gb] - (2010) (UK) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Warner Home Video [nl] - (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD)
Warner Home Video [nl] - (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Warner Home Video [se] - (2010) (Sweden) (DVD)
Warner Home Video [se] - (2010) (Sweden) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Warner Home Video [us] - (2010) (USA) (DVD)
Warner Home Video [us] - (2010) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)


  1. Anderson, Damian (production coordinator)
  2. Bensch, Markus (production executive)
  3. Bilski, Matt (assistant: Grant Hill)
  4. Brugmann, Gero (production legal) (uncredited)
  5. Cardona, Hélène (adr voice)
  6. Catalano, Giorgio (financial controller)
  7. Celeste, Suzanne (dialect coach)
  8. Cooper, Kyle (I) (title sequence: creative director)
  9. Croyé, Volkmar (production assistant)
  10. Daniel, Simon (II) (location assistant)
  11. De Spenser, Clifford (dialogue coach)
  12. Dunker, Silke (additional script continuity)
  13. Fiorito, Alessandro (production accountant: UK)
  14. Fischer, Christian (III) (accounting assistant)
  15. Fischer, Susanne (travel coordinator)
  16. Gapp, Diana (accommodation coordinator)
  17. Gapski, Katharina (assistant production coordinator)
  18. Ginelli, Daniel (location scout)
  19. Groch, Danny (file clerk)
  20. Große Darrelmann, Klaus (location manager)
  21. Gur, Yerman (adr voice)
  22. Haase, Katharina (I) (assistant: James McTeague, Berlin)
  23. Hasenau, Nils (traffic controller)
  24. Hasse, Christoph (set manager: second Unit)
  25. Hermanns, Dominik (locations: second unit)
  26. Hood, Matthew Logan (fitness trainer)
  27. Jennings, Judith (studio teacher)
  28. Jenuwein, Sven (set manager)
  29. Jerome, Jim (assistant: Larry & Andy Wachowski)
  30. Kemps, Ellie (production secretary: first unit)
  31. Kleinberg, Seth (producer: main and end titles) (uncredited)
  32. Krückeberg, Kathrin (production secretary)
  33. Krüger, Silke (assistant location manager)
  34. Lauterkorn, Thomas (location scout)
  35. Lindner, Silvia (production coordinator: second unit)
  36. Linsner, Danny (location production assistant)
  37. Melzow, Paul (production assistant)
  38. Miles, Laura (I) (script supervisor: second unit)
  39. Morgan, Lulu (I) (production coordinator: second unit)
  40. Penn, Annie (script supervisor)
  41. Piel, Karsten (production accountant: Germany)
  42. Pieper, David (location assistant)
  43. Proppe, Jan (set production assistant)
  44. Ravdjee, Lara (assistant: Joel Silver)
  45. Robertson, Ryan (I) (main title producer)
  46. Rose, Jennessa (voices)
  47. Sauthoff, Steve (set manager)
  48. Schachschneider, Sven (production staff)
  49. Schmigalla, Lena (assistant accountant)
  50. Schramm, Umberto (production assistant)
  51. Schulmeyer, Sabine (location manager)
  52. Shepherd, Sarah (I) (dialect coach)
  53. Sieg, Robert (I) (location assistant)
  54. Siu, Mandy (assistant: James McTeague, LA)
  55. Song, Su-Jin (interpreter to director) (uncredited)
  56. Stratford, Roy (armoury engineer)
  57. van Dernoot, Kristen (personal assistant: second Unit Directors)
  58. Wahab, Bashaar (location scout)
  59. Weber, Mirjam (assistant: Henning Molfenter)
  60. Weidner, Benjamin (splinter unit move coordinator)
  61. Wittmann, Mario (set production assistant)
  62. Wolf, Eike (production publicist)
  63. Zimmer, Sonja B. (I) (production executive)
  64. Zobelt, Volker (location coordinator)


Raizo: [to Ozuno] This is not my family. You are not my father. And the breath I take after I kill you will be the first breath of my life. Ozunu: Weakness compels strength. Betrayal begets blood. This is the law of the Nine Clans. Mika Coretti: I know you can't hear me, so I'm sure this doesn't matter but I'm going to say it anyway. I'm just a forensic researcher. It's like a fancy way of saying I'm a librarian. By myself I can't do anything to help you, but I wanted to thank you for saving my life. And I hope you can forgive me for this. Mika Coretti: So you said you found something? Ryan Maslow: Yeah, I was digging around to see what I could come up with and I found this. A report, friend of mine in Moscow tipped me to it. It was written during the height of the Cold War by a high-ranking KGB Agent named Aleksei Sabotin. In it he raises the posibility that a number of political assassinations were conducted by an ancient but very sophisticated network he calls The Nine Clans. Mind you, he doesn't call them Ninjas. Mika Coretti: What happened to him? Ryan Maslow: [jokingly] The same thing that's going to happen to me if I hang around with you; kicked out of the service for mental instability. Mika Coretti: You believe it now, don't you? Ryan Maslow: Ninjas? You've got to be joking! Mika Coretti: Well then why are you doing all this? Ryan Maslow: I don't know. But I can guarantee you it has nothing to do with the fact that you're the most attractive researcher I have ever worked with. Ryan Maslow: I've investigated World Bank organizations, drug cartels, arms dealers, I've never faced this kind of thing! For ninjas it's fucking unbelievable! Kingpin: [to Raizo] Its going to take more than a knitting needle to fuck me up boy! Hollywood: [to Tattoo Master] What did you just say, Old Man? I know you didn't just disrespect me, did you? Are you that fucking stupid? You disrespect me, I'll tattoo the ceiling with your fucking brains! Tattoo Master: The irizumi does not hide the skin. The tattoo reveals the nature of the man and illuminates the four noble professions in the Book Of Five Rings: the warrior, the artist, the merchant, and the farmer. If there is a conflict between the needle and the skin, between the mark and the man, then perhaps the path you have chosen is not the path for which you're suited. [Raizo approaches the remaining witness of a job] Tattoo Master: For sixty years I've told this story. No one believed me. But you ARE real, aren't you? [Ozunu's face is slashed by Raizo] Ozunu: Kill him! Ozunu: No other showed such promise. You were the son I never had. Do you know how your betrayal felt? Raizo: Why do you think I did it? Mika Coretti: [about the tracking device she implanted in Raizo] You knew? Raizo: Just because I was lying down doesn't mean I couldn't feel you. And I forgive you. Takeshi: Come, little brother. Let us play like old times. Takeshi: Do you still think of it? Do you remember the sound she made when I stuck her? [Raizo screams and attacks him] [Mika shoots Ozunu, and he shadowblends away] Raizo: Mika, run! Mika Coretti: Where is he? WHERE IS HE?

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Berlin, Germany
  2. Studio Babelsberg, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany - (studio)


- Producers 'Andy Wachowski' (qv) and 'Lana Wachowski' (qv) hired 'J. Michael Straczynski' (qv) to completely rewrite the script six weeks before filming started, as they weren't satisfied with 'Matthew Sand' (qv)'s original work. Straczynski finished the rewrite in 53 hours, and was studio-approved and sent to actors the same week.

- After Raizo ('Rain (IV)' (qv)) is first captured and chained to the wall, one of his captors looks at him and says, "He looks like he should be in a boy band." Rain started his career in the boy band Fanclub.

- SPOILER: The condition that the Tattoo Master and Mika are seen to have (their hearts are placed on the opposite side of their chests) is in fact an actual existing medical condition known as "Dextrocardia situs inversus": the organs of the chest and abdomen are arranged in a perfect mirror image reversal of the normal position. Most people with dextrocardia have no medical symptoms or complications resulting from the condition and it only occurs in less than 1 in 10,000. NBA basketball player 'Randy Foye' (qv) and actress 'Catherine O'Hara' (qv) are known to have this condition.

- WILHELM SCREAM: Ninja blasted from roof of the clan