Ratings

MetaCritic Rating 67%
TMDB Rating 7.3
IMDB Rating 7.5
RottenTomatoes Rating 82%

Financials

Revenue: $9,400,000

Budget: $2,000,000

Profit: + $7,400,000


Movie Details

Tag Line: Live by the code. Die by the code.

Status: Released

Average Rating: 7

Release Date: Jun 2, 1999

Rating: R

Run Time: 1h 56m

Original Language: English

Website: -

Production Countries: Germany , United States of America , France , Japan

Production Companies: Plywood Productions , Bac Films , Degeto Film , Canal+ , Pandora Film , JVC


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Synopsis

An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob. Jarmusch's spiritual gangster film tells the story of an inner-city hit man (Whitaker) who lives on a rooftop, training himself as a samurai in the strictest sense. He communicates primarily by carrier pigeon, while remaining loyal to a gangster (Tormey) who once saved his life.


Main Cast

Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker

Ghost Dog

Age : 59 | Popularity : 33%

John Tormey

John Tormey

Louie

Age : 83 | Popularity : 3%

Cliff Gorman

Cliff Gorman

Sonny Valerio

Age : 65 | Popularity : 3%

Henry Silva

Henry Silva

Ray Vargo

Age : 92 | Popularity : 18%

Isaach De Bankolé

Isaach De Bankolé

Raymond

Age : 63 | Popularity : 6%

Tricia Vessey

Tricia Vessey

Louise Vargo

Age : 48 | Popularity : 7%

Victor Argo

Victor Argo

Vinny

Age : 69 | Popularity : 6%

Gene Ruffini

Gene Ruffini

Old Consigliere

Age : N/A | Popularity : 3%


Crew

Department Role Name
Camera Director of Photography
Robby Müller
Robby Müller
Steadicam Operator
Rick Raphael
Rick Raphael
Grip
Josh Steinberg
Josh Steinberg
Chris Beattie
Chris Beattie
Sean O'Brien
Sean O'Brien
Tim Kelly
Tim Kelly
Still Photographer
Abbot Genser
Abbot Genser
Camera Loader
Scott Maguire
Scott Maguire
Camera Operator
Chaim Kantor
Chaim Kantor
Key Grip
Gary Martone
Gary Martone
Dolly Grip
Tally Morse
Tally Morse
Rick Marroquin
Rick Marroquin
Best Boy Grip
Pedro Hernandez
Pedro Hernandez
First Assistant Camera
Katherine M. Butler
Katherine M. Butler
Douglas C. Hart
Douglas C. Hart
Second Assistant Camera
Christian Carmody
Christian Carmody
Editing Editor
Jay Rabinowitz
Jay Rabinowitz
Production Casting
Ellen Lewis
Ellen Lewis
Laura Rosenthal
Laura Rosenthal
Producer
Jim Jarmusch
Jim Jarmusch
Richard Guay
Richard Guay
Production Supervisor
Victor De Jesus
Victor De Jesus
Lonnie Kandel
Lonnie Kandel
Unit Production Manager
Diana Schmidt
Diana Schmidt
Co-Producer
Diana Schmidt
Diana Schmidt
Directing Director
Jim Jarmusch
Jim Jarmusch
Script Supervisor
Chiemi Karasawa
Chiemi Karasawa
First Assistant Director
Jude Gorjanc
Jude Gorjanc
Second Assistant Director
Cindy Craig
Cindy Craig
Second Second Assistant Director
Jessica Piscitelli
Jessica Piscitelli
Writing Writer
Jim Jarmusch
Jim Jarmusch
Sound Sound Designer
Anthony J. Ciccolini III
Anthony J. Ciccolini III
Sound Effects Editor
Anthony J. Ciccolini III
Anthony J. Ciccolini III
Daniel Pagan
Daniel Pagan
Original Music Composer
RZA
RZA
Sound Mixer
Drew Kunin
Drew Kunin
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Dominick Tavella
Dominick Tavella
Boom Operator
Kevin Meehan
Kevin Meehan
Art Production Design
Ted Berner
Ted Berner
Art Direction
Mario Ventenilla
Mario Ventenilla
Set Decoration
Ron von Blomberg
Ron von Blomberg
Property Master
Jeff Butcher
Jeff Butcher
Assistant Property Master
Shirley Belwood
Shirley Belwood
Art Department Coordinator
Nathalie Cassegrain
Nathalie Cassegrain
Costume & Make-Up Special Effects Makeup Artist
Neal Martz
Neal Martz
Todd Kleitsch
Todd Kleitsch
Costume Design
John Dunn
John Dunn
Makeup Artist
Judy Chin
Judy Chin
On Set Dresser
Philip Saccio Jr.
Philip Saccio Jr.
Hairstylist
Clifford Booker
Clifford Booker
Lighting Chief Lighting Technician
Christopher Porter
Christopher Porter
Gaffer
Mark Schwentner
Mark Schwentner
Electrician
Michael J. Maurer
Michael J. Maurer
Jon Delgado
Jon Delgado
Francesca Cobaco
Francesca Cobaco
Best Boy Electric
Ray Flynn
Ray Flynn
Crew Special Effects Coordinator
Drew Jiritano
Drew Jiritano
Cableman
Jeanne Gilliland
Jeanne Gilliland
Visual Effects Visual Effects
John Furniotis
John Furniotis
Don Nolan
Don Nolan
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