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Pray for Death

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Pray for Death
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Theatrical Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Gordon Hessler
Release Date 1985
Studio Pray Films
Transworld Entertainment
Distributor Transworld Entertainment
Main Cast
Character Actor
Akira Saito Shô Kosugi
Limehouse Willie James Booth
Aiko Saito Donna Kei Benz
Takeshi Saito Kane Kosugi
Tomoya Saito Shane Kosugi
Lt. Anderson Norman Burton
Sgt. Joe Daley Matthew Faison
Mr. Newman Michael Constantine

Pray for Death is a 1985 martial arts action thriller directed by Gordon Hessler (Rage of Honor, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Hawaii Five-O (1968), CHiPs and Shogun Mayeda) and starring Shô Kosugi as Akira Saito, former ninja who throws away his past, moves from Japan to US with his family and opens a restaurant in Los Angeles. But soon Akira finds himself in deadly conflict with local criminals, and when his wife is murdered, he has to become a ninja once again.

The following weapons were used in the film Pray for Death:


Smith & Wesson Model 15

Nearly all handguns in the movie are Smith & Wesson Model 15 revolvers. They are seen in hands of criminals and police, including Lt. Anderson (Norman Burton) and Sgt. Trumble (Charles Grueber).

Smith & Wesson Model 15 - .38 Special
Limehouse Willie's second in command Vinnie Seline (Alan Amiel) aims his revolver at Sam Green (Parley Baer).
A thug fires at pursuing Akiro.
A thug holds his revolver during the scene on the cargo ship.
A pair of thugs aim their revolver at Akiro in the same scene.
Lt. Anderson (Norman Burton) holds his revolver in the scene in hospital.
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Various thugs carry revolvers in the final scene.


In the final scene crime boss Mr. Newman (Michael Constantine) and his enforcer Limehouse Willie (James Booth) carry M1911A1 pistols.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Pistol - Commercial Model known as the "Colt Government Model" - .45 ACP
Limehouse Willie holds a 1911.
Mr. Newman tries to fire at Akira.
A close view of Willie's pistol.

Submachine Guns


Limehouse Willie (James Booth) uses an Uzi during the first encounter with Akira Saito.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
Willie fires his Uzi after escaping Akira.

Intratec TEC-9

Limehouse Willie (James Booth) also uses an Intratec TEC-9.

Intratec TEC-9 - 9x19mm
A close view of Willie's TEC-9.
Willie fires.
He reloads.

Heckler & Koch HK94A3

Heckler & Koch HK94A3 with 16" carbine barrel are seen in hands of Limehouse Willie's thugs.

Heckler & Koch HK94A3 - 9x19mm
Akira Saito attacks two of Willie's thugs, one of which holds a HK94.
A HK94-wielding thug is under attack of Akira in the final scene.

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