Ghost Warrior (1984) Script

Stop him!

Damn it!

Get her back!

They're getting away! Stop him!

Go around!

There they are!

Stop right there!

Stand back!


I accept my defeat.

This is my destiny.

I accept my defeat.

I accept my destiny.

Please understand that.

Hold it!


Look. There's a cave down there.

Maybe it was formed by the river stream.


Wow. Look at this.

I wonder how long this cave has been around.


Geez. It's kind of spooky.

It's fine.

It's cold in here. I don't want to go any further.

Then, you stay here.

I'll go check a little bit deeper.

I first heard about it on the news.

A few scattered reports of a 400-year-old body found frozen in the ice.

It was the kind of story that sparks the imagination, gives newscasters something to joke about, and then fades into oblivion.

For me, it was a job opportunity.

And, at first, this looked like just another assignment...

Excuse me, I have an appointment with Dr. Richards.

I'm Alan Richards. Hi. I'm Chris Welles.

Yes, I know.

Thank you.

How do you do? Let's get to work, shall we?

You know what this is about?

President Shogun?

What else have you heard?

They found this man frozen in ice, chipped him out, and sent him to you for an autopsy.

Well, it's more than that.

Much more.

My field is Oriental History, and they questioned me closely, trying to determine the limits of my experience.

My weak point was that I could speak little Japanese.

But they let that pass.

Something more important was on their minds.

They weren't going to perform an autopsy.

They were going to bring that man back to life.

Body fluids, stable. Good.

Dr. Richards, double-check please.

Very good, Ellie.

Carl, do you have a reading on cerebral stats?


7.5 minutes to stabilized brain temperature before neuro-disintegration.

Carl, brainwave stats.

Brainwave monitor functioning is steady at zero.

Very well. What's your body core temperature?

Fahrenheit 98.4, .5, .6...

We have critical.

Engage thermal capacitor, now.

One thing, if this goes wrong, anybody finds out about it...

I hear you.


Let's do it.


Cerebral and core, steady at 36.

Cardiac stimulant, mark?

90 seconds, mark.

Respirator on... now.

Okay, Carl, let's hook him up.

Stand by for bypass.

Pumping. Ready for electro-shock.

Sixty seconds. Okay. Stand by.

Fifty-five seconds...

Clear. Hit it.

ALAN: Nothing. What's the count?

Forty seconds. Clear.


Thirty seconds.

We're running out of time, Alan. I know, I know.

Come on, let's do it! Let's go! Up the volt!

Clear. Again.

Flush him out, Ellie.


Hit it, Pete.

Ten seconds. Goddamn it, hit it, Pete!

Wait. Listen.

We did it. We did it! We have brain activity!

Beautiful. That's beautiful.

Weeks passed, and the samurai's condition continued to improve.

I went about my research as discreetly as possible, for Alan had ordered complete secrecy.

The Institute and his career were on the line.

This is something special.

It suggests a real master.

It looks sharp.

The old katana had the sharpest, hardest, best-tempered blades in the world.

They were the soul of the samurai.

The great swords -- and this is a great one -- were thought to have a life of their own.

A spirit, the embodiment of bushido.

The Way of the Warrior. Yes.

A samurai spent his entire life preparing for death.

So at the critical moment, he could face it without hesitation.

And the autopsy? How is it going?

I'm not supposed to discuss it.

I'll be in touch.

I look forward to it.

Thank you, Professor.


Hi, stranger. What do you got for me?

Not much so far, but I did some research on the sword.

These are a real find, Alan.

They're made by Kunimitsu, one of the greatest swordsmiths ever.

These are the best of the best.

They're worth a fortune on the open market.


He was a first-rate samurai, a master.

Well, I wonder what he's going to think of us.


Oh, my God. Oh, my...

Stay there.

Don't move! Just stay right there!

Stay right there.

Dr. Richards!

Dr. Richards!



This is truly incredible.

What's he saying? I can't make it out.

Yoshi... something.

That must be his name. Yoshi.

We took his swords. We shouldn't have done that.

No one's going to hurt him. Tell him that.

No one's going to hurt you.

Look at him.

We've got to show him that this isn't a nightmare, that he's not crazy.

Can I get his things? You want to return his swords?

We have to.

It's his only link to the world he knows.


So, if we don't, he'll think he's a prisoner.

A samurai would prefer death.

Be ready for anything.

Let's leave him for now.


Day after day, I surrounded him with things from his past.

And day after day, I studied him, hoping for a sign of trust, of recognition...

...of anything.

Go on.



Those swords, what are they worth?

No, really, how much?

More than most people make in a lifetime.

How's the patient?

Why does he do that?

Maybe he doesn't like you.

No, I'm serious. I'm worried about brain damage.

He doesn't respond very well.

Now, you.

No, it doesn't work like that.

Okay, Charlie, I want the swords!


Jonathan Martin...

No one dresses a woman like Jonathan Martin.

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♪ I am the sadist I'

♪ I whip the flesh r

♪ I'll rape the women a'

♪ Take those who enter I'

♪ You'll be molested a'

♪ I'm Tormentor a'

♪ Tormentor a'

♪ Tormented a'

♪ Tormentor a'

♪ Tormented a'

♪ Tormentor a'

♪ Tormented a'

♪ Tormentor a'

♪ Tormented a'

♪ I am the Lord of Liars a'

♪ And I command the Sword of Fire I'

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Tom, is that you--?

Very funny.


Where is he? There.

I didn't even hear anything.

I didn't know, I just found him here.

Oh, my God.

Goddamn it!

This is going to ruin everything. Everything.

Get off the road!

Listen, folks.

I'm not buying any of this.

I got a body there with a 27-inch gash up his middle.

That's a terminal mishap of major proportions.

And you tell me it's just a simple robbery.

Okay, we're all going downtown to get this straightened out.

Brody! Now!

Load 'em up.

Over here!

Come on! Over here, old man!

It's payday, uncle!

You know the rules! Pay up! You know what's happening here!

Come on, old man. Give us the money.

Come on, baby! Give us the money!

What's the matter, old man? You think I'm kidding?

Johnny! Johnny!

You damaged the merchandise, old man.

Now, that was stupid!

You should know better than to cut Johnny Tooth!

We usually go good with old folks!

"Revenge is sweet," sayeth the Lord.

Now, I'm going to have to hurt you, old man.

Kill him, Johnny! Where do you want to start with him?

Wait a minute. What the hell is that?

Hey, hey! Kung fu! Come on, baby!

Kung fu! Kung fu!

Hey, freak, where'd you get the pajamas?

Come on, baby!

You better get out of here!

Go get him, Johnny. Come on over here, sucker!

Get him, yeah!

Girl, they got you and the john?

Honey, ain't life a bitch?

How long are you going to keep us here?

Till you tell me the truth. I told you the truth.

Hey, Harry, get a load of this.

Some nut dressed like a samurai just chopped up three guys on South and Third.

You know, I ain't never seen nothing like that in all my days as a military man, and I've seen plenty!

You're a military man, too.

I knew it the minute I laid eyes on you.

Name's Walsh.

Master Sergeant William George Washington Walsh.

United States Army, Retired.

Oh, I served in the Pacific, too.

No hard feelings.

I spent 30 years in the Army.

Been everywhere, seen everything.

And what do I get?

750 dollars the first Tuesday of each month.

And a bunch or rotten no-good dope fiends try to rip that off.

Gets you mad, you know?

Hey, I got an idea!

Come on.

Come on.

We have to find Yoshi.

Forget it. Let the police handle it.

We've got to find him. He can't survive out there.

I hope to hell that he doesn't.

You really mean that.


There's a friend of mine in here I want you to meet.

Come on in.

Hey, Willie-san!

Hello, sir!

Where'd you pick up the samurai? It's a long story.

I'll tell you this much, if it weren't for him, I wouldn't be here.

He just saved my life. Right?


Friend. Friend.

Is that who I think it is?

Toshiro Mifune!

I told you this place was hot.

You try talking to him.

I don't think he speaks any English.

What's he saying? Some weird dialect, man.

I only got about every other word. But I'll tell you this...

He's a wacko.

I knew Yoshi had to be stopped.

But how?

The police would do it any way they could.

And Alan...

There was no telling what he'd do.




Come on! Get back!

Banzai, you in there?

You hear me?

Come out, Banzai! I got a surprise for you!

We got trouble! Hey, Nip!

Big trouble.

Eat up, man, it's your last one!

Finish it good, man!

Come on out! You in there, Banzai?

Hey, friend, wait a minute. Wait a minute. Where are you going?

Hey, Nip! I want you!

Banzai! Come out! Yeah, man!

Come on! Let's see you do some chicken shit!


It's a trap, friend!

Let's cross this outta here!

Come on, Banzai!

Is he coming? Yeah, he's coming.

And we're going to blow his yellow brains out.

Damn fool.

Hey, Slant Eyes!

Hey, Nip!

Come and get me!

Over here!

Hey, Banzai, over here!

No, not there!

Over here!

You shouldn't have clone what you done to my friends.

Now you're going to pay!

Hey, Johnny! Yo!

They got Fist, man!

Get that bastard!

Yeah, right.



Your pals are finished!

Hey, old man!

Old man, I quit!

You gotta be kidding me.

Sayonara , sucker.


Hey! You're not going in there?

You're crazy.



What happened?

Forget what happened.

Are you his friend? Yes.

Get him the hell outta here, then.

But you need help. But nothing...

The cops are going to be here any minute.

What's going to happen when they try to put the cuffs on him?

You're right.

Come on. Please.

Go! Go!

No. Yoshimitsu-san...

Your friend...

Your friend will be all right.

Go. Go.

Come on.

Alan, that Detective Berger was on the phone.

Yoshi destroyed a restaurant downtown.

He's killed three more people.

Oh, God.

But Berger said that the samurai left with a woman who matches Chris's description.

I don't believe it. Have they found her yet?

No, but they're watching her apartment.

She's too smart to go there.

We have to find her first. We've gotta put an end to this thing.

How can we? The police don't even know where to look.

I know where to look.

That man cannot exist.

He is a ghost, a phantom.

Or a hoax.

He's real, Professor.

And he needs our help.

It is not that simple, Chris.

He is samurai --

Yoshi, as you call him, was a great warrior in his world.

He tried to seclude himself from the endless wars that plagued his homeland.

He found a young wife, Chidori, and grew to love her very much.

The last thing he remembers, Chidori was kidnapped by a rival clan and killed before his eyes.

He is still very confused about what happened and where he is.

But we can help him.

He can have a new life.

As I said, he is samurai.

That decision must be his.

I will be back soon.

Thank you.


Yoshi's world and mine differed in almost every way.

To watch him learn is to rediscover miracles in the everyday things around us.







Hello, Chris.

I won't let you take him. You don't have much to say about it.

I'll call Detective Berger. Well, that's a great idea.

What happens when the SWAT team arrives?


Alan, what's happening?


You killed him! He's just stunned. For now.

Come on, move it. Hey, don't!

Out of the way. Inside.

Wait! What are you doing?

Get in!

Alan, for God's sake--!


Damn it, Alan. Tell me what you're doing.

I'm going to do what I was contracted to do.

I'm going to do an autopsy.

God... That's murder.


He's been dead for over 400 years.

Don't give me that crap.

I can prove that Yoshi was dead when I got him.

If he's still dead when the police find him, they'll have no case.

Yoshi will have the perfect alibi.

But you're not to blame. Nobody's to blame.

We didn't do anything! Do you think they'll believe that?

Nobody answers the phone around here?

Take your hands off me.

Homicide. Carlyle.

Hello. Detective Berger, please.

Berger's not here. Can I take a message?

The samurai and Chris have been kidnapped, taken to the Institute.

Samu-what's been taken where?

Samurai. The samurai. Hurry!

Yeah, right.

Prep a vein.

What are you doing?

What's in that needle?

Just air. Great stuff.

Very inexpensive and impossible to trace.

Pete! Hey, Chris, it's the only way.

There's no need for that.

No! No! Chris, please!

Give me a hand here. Chris, please!

Now! Pete, goddamn it, give me a hand.

Go on, do it now.

What the hell's going on back there?

Stop him, Pete, for God's sake!

Stop him! Oh!

Jesus Christ! Pete! Alan, wait!

Damn it! Pete... Pete, give me a hand!

Stop the van, Carl! Stop the van!

Hey! Stop the van! Stop the van!

Drive, Carl! Just drive!



No! No!

Oh, God! Oh, Jesus! No!

Yoshimitsu-san, no!

Thank God.

Hey, Berger.

When did you get this? Five, ten minutes ago.

It's important? Yeah... Brody!

Don't rush off.


Hey, hold it! Hold it!

What the hell happened to you?

Yoshi seemed guided by instinct...

Instinct and years of training.

Whatever his secret, he knew exactly what he was doing.

We think they went that way. You guys be careful. They're armed.

Armed with what? Samurai swords.

Say again? You heard me.

Load him up.


We have a report the suspect is headed toward the lake. Do you copy?

This is Berger, I copy. Out.

That's it, that's all I know. Well, it's a start.

Three-Papa-Six, this is Volcker.

We have a confirmed sighting.

Suspect and victim are just below Baker's Rock.

He's definitely headed toward the lake. Over.

Are you finished with me? Yeah. You wanna ride?

No, they brought my car down from the Institute.

Joe! Get over here!

Air-12, this is Ground Control. Please confirm destination, over.

Roger that, Ground Control. This is Air-12.

We are en route to link up with the Volcker Unit. Over.

This is the police. I repeat, this is the police.

You are under arrest!

Freeze, right where you are!


Watch him, he's making a break for it.

Okay, cowboy.

It's okay! You're going to be okay! No, I'm all right!

Let me go! Let me go!

I see him. Coming around the curve. Yeah. Yeah, there he is.

I got him.

Stay on him.

Stay on him. I got him.

We got it. Going to be a quick Code 4.

Damn. I lost him.

What? I lost him.

He's behind us. Turn back.

Volcker, this is Air-12. We've lost contact with the suspect.

Come back, Air-12. Please repeat transmission.

We've lost contact with the suspect.

We think he's doubled back toward your position.

Negatory, Air-12, we haven't seen a thing.

Keep looking. He's gotta be just up ahead of you.


I'm taking the girl over to Berger. Keep me posted.

You lost him? Nah, they'll get him.

We'll have this wrapped up before dawn.


There! Get him!


Watch it!

I got him! I got him!

You'll hit the girl.

Suspect headed up to Fire Road! He's got the girl!

Get me a car up here, right away!

Damn it.

This is Berger, I'm going to take the Ridge Road up to the lake.

Volcker, move it!

This is Air-12. We are on route to intercept suspect.

Roger, Air-12.

It looks like they're headed toward the cliff.

No! No!

Yoshi, stop! Go back!

I don't want to hurt you, Chris. Get away from him.

Don't be stupid, Chris. Get away from him!

Get out of the way, Chris! Alan!

Get the hell out of the way! It won't do any good, now!

Oh, for God's sake, Yoshi, don't do it!



Please! Don't shoot!

Hold your fire!

Yoshi-san! Please...

What was it he said to you?

Right there, before the end.

He said, "There are no second chances.

The way of the samurai is death."