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[11][30], For the final chase scene, which used 300 stunt drivers,[11] the production team bought four BMW 535is and five Peugeot 406s;[a] one of each was cut in half and towed by a Mercedes-Benz 500 E while the actors were inside them. 6),[65] Complex (No. [21] The physical stunts were coordinated by Joe Dunne.

[50] In August 2017, Arrow Video released a special edition Blu-ray with a 4K resolution restoration from the original camera negative that was supervised and approved by cinematographer Robert Fraisse. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing 47 Ronin near you. (as Amidou Ben Messaoud), Tour Guide

Vincent pursues Seamus, but is wounded in a gunfight. [32] Cmíral's piece "Ronin Theme" was used for the opening scenes. [7] The car chases, which were favorably compared with those in Bullitt and The French Connection,[8][9] were included on several media outlets' lists as the best depicted on film. [73] Some critics have said the chase scenes in Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018) were influenced by those in Ronin. 9),[69] Screen Rant (No. It stars Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgård, Sean Bean, and Jonathan Pryce.

| Technical Specs, See agents for this cast & crew on IMDbPro, Man at Exchange [79] Ronin was included in the film reference book 101 Action Movies You Must See Before You Die. [11] The actors were placed inside the cars while being driven at up to 100 mph (160 km/h), by Formula One driver Jean-Pierre Jarier, and high-performance drivers Jean-Claude Lagniez and Michel Neugarten. [32] To achieve this, Cmíral performed with the duduk, an ancient, double-reed woodwind flute that originated in Armenia. On the film's DVD audio commentary, Frankenheimer notes a wipe during the opening scenes made by two extras walking across the frame, which becomes a tracking shot of Jean Reno entering the bistro. Frankenheimer had not lost his touch as a filmmaker, far from it. [35], Ronin had its world premiere at the 1998 Venice Film Festival on September 12,[36] before a wide release on September 25.

It's not one of these CGI pictures, it's a film about people.

8),[70] Business Insider (No. The team tracks Gregor through one of Sam's old CIA contacts and corners him in the Arles Amphitheatre during his meeting with two of Mikhi's men. It is different at 20 frames than at 24 frames. Professional racing car drivers coordinated and performed the vehicle stunts, and Elia Cmiral scored the film, his first for a major studio. [11][24] The director also avoided bright primary colors to preserve a first-generation-of-film quality. [40] The film ended its theatrical run with a gross of $41.6 million in the U.S. and Canada, and $70.7 million worldwide.
• Robert De Niro as Sam, an American mercenary formerly associated with the CIA. The film opened in Japan in the first week of December 2013 where it opened to 753 screens nationwide and grossed an estimated US$1.3 million, opening third behind Lupin the 3rd vs. Detective Conan: The Movie and the third week of the Studio Ghibli film Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (The Tale of Princess Kaguya). Sam keeps glancing at the door as patrons enter, but Vincent convinces Sam that Deirdre will not be coming back. [2] The film was considered to be a return to form for Frankenheimer,[19][47] whose Emmy Awards for the television films Against the Wall (1994), The Burning Season, Andersonville and George Wallace had resurrected his career, after it lost momentum during the 1970s and 1980s due to the director's alcohol addiction. Sound engineer Mike Le Mare recorded all of the film's cars on a racetrack, mixing them later in post-production. Dann M Super Reviewer. [44] The film's action scenes, particularly the car chases, were generally praised;[2][16] Janet Maslin in The New York Times called them "nothing short of sensational".

A radio broadcast announces that a peace agreement between Sinn Féin and the British government has been reached, partially as a result of Seamus's death. Its aesthetic of realism places it with Grand Prix, The Train, and The Gypsy Moths, and its minimalist conception of character and narrative detail bonds it to those productions as well. [11] He added, "I would not have been able to do the film nearly as well anywhere else". Although Frankenheimer said the test audience "hated" the ending because they did not want to see Deirdre die, he thought it "really worked". Ronin premiered at the 1998 Venice Film Festival before its general release on September 25. [11], Jerry Goldsmith was originally commissioned to compose the score for Ronin but left the project. [9], Many of Ronin's principal crew members had worked with Frankenheimer on television films; editor Tony Gibbs on George Wallace, set designer Michael Z. Hanan on George Wallace and The Burning Season (1994), and costume designer May Routh on Andersonville (1996). Cast & Crew. It's not bigger than life, which I don't relate to that much. [59] Rotten Tomatoes also ranked Ronin No. (scenes deleted) (as Ron Hiatt), Police Dispatch

A freelancing former U.S. Intelligence Agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by the Irish and the Russians.

[56] According to Stephen B. Armstrong, "Arguably Frankenheimer uses this story to highlight and contrast the moral and social weakness that characterize the band of rōnin in his film". [11] He credited Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers (1966), a film he considered flawless and more influential than any other he had seen, with inspiring this style. [11] Filming concluded at La Défense on March 3, 1998.

[35] For AllMusic, Jason Ankeny rated the album 4.5 out of 5 and called it a "profoundly visceral listening experience, illustrating an expert grasp of pacing and atmosphere". Frankenheimer signed to direct Zeik's screenplay, which Mamet rewrote to expand De Niro's role and develop plot details, in 1997. [11] He advised the actors and extras not to wear bright colors and had the film processed with Deluxe's Color Contrast Enhancement (CCE), "a silver-retention method of processing film that deepens blacks, reduces color, and heightens the visible appearance of film grain". The film was photographed by Robert Fraisse in his native France from November 3, 1997, to March 3, 1998. [28] The freeway chase, in which the actors dodge oncoming vehicles, was filmed in four hours on a closed road.

Amid the ensuing chaos from the shooting, Sam and Vincent leave the arena just in time to see Seamus kill Mikhi and steal the case. Film critic and historian Stephen Prince called the film Frankenheimer's "end-of-career masterpiece". Although the team survives and get the weapons, Spence is exposed as a fraud by Sam. [45] Although the plot was criticized by the Chicago Reader as dull and The Washington Post as derivative,[12][44] Wilmington called it a "familiar but taut tale". 10),[67] PopMatters (No. Filming & Production Ronin is smart, sharp, and witty, and it shows a greater facility for visual storytelling than most films made today, by younger directors, can muster.

"[28] However, Fraisse said: "Sometimes, but not very often, we did shoot at 22 frames per second, or 21. Mikhi lets Gregor watch as the sniper kills Natacha before killing him and taking the case. ", "The Helen Reddy story and the song that inspired a revolution", 'The War With Grandpa' Interviews with Robert De Niro and Jane Seymour. [58] The director credited the Russian film The Cranes Are Flying (1957) with inspiring invisible cuts in Ronin. Deirdre briefs them on their mission: to attack a heavily armed convoy and steal a large, metallic briefcase. She takes them to a warehouse where the Englishman Spence and the German Gregor are waiting. | 10 on its list of the "25 Best Movies of 1998". | See the full list of Ronin cast and crew including actors, directors, producers and more.

(voice) (uncredited), hairdresser: Mr. De Niro / makeup artist: Mr. De Niro, prosthetics makeup artist / special makeup effects, special makeup effects artist (uncredited), assistant production manager (uncredited), first assistant director (as Michel Cheyko), assistant sound editor (as Reuben Domingo), sound designer (as Mike Le-Mare) / supervising sound editor (as Mike Le-Mare), sound designer: Guitar Productions Sound (uncredited), digital production coordinator (uncredited), visual effects executive producer: Duboi (uncredited), stunt double: Robert De Niro (uncredited), stunt double: Robert De Niro (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited), stunt double: Natascha McElhone (uncredited), camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator, additional film loader (as Scott Nederman), additional first assistant camera: second unit (uncredited), additional first assistant camera (uncredited), director of photography: second unit (uncredited), camera operator: third camera (uncredited), assistant camera: Wescam camera (uncredited), casting associate (as Elizabeth Lang Fedrick), dresser: Mr. De Niro (as Karen Muller-Serreau), production driver: Skipp Sudduth & Katarina Witt (uncredited), assistant: Mr. Frankenheimer (as Margo Hunt), dialogue coach: Mr. Bloch (as Patrizia Pierangeli), assistant: Mr. Mancuso Jr. (as Claudia Schön-Maier), additional voices (uncredited) / dialect coach: Russian (uncredited). [11][28] The final chase had very little music because Frankenheimer thought music and sound effects do not blend well. [20], According to Frankenheimer, French authorities helped him circumvent a strict Paris ordinance that prohibited film productions from firing guns in the city.
(voice) (uncredited), Natacha Kirilova's Assistant Zeik, screenplay by David Mamet'. [11] According to Prince, "Frankenheimer's success at working in this realist style, avoiding special effects trickery, places the car chase in Ronin in the same rarefied class as the celebrated chase in Bullitt (1968)". Fraisse impressed Frankenheimer with his work on the police thriller Citizen X (1995), which persuaded the director Fraisse could handle the more-than-2,000 setups he planned for Ronin. This product uses the TMDb API but is not endorsed or certified by TMDb. Conversations between the men show that they are all ex-government agents or ex-military-turned-mercenary.