Ghost Dog     Thursday, July 27, 2000
 
The story of three intersecting disparate worlds: 
the Mafia, the ancient Japanese samurai, and hip-hop.

 

Ghost Dog (Forest Whitaker)
spends his nights living clandestinely among his pigeon
friends atop an apartment building and spends his days
as a for-hire assassin for the mob in New York. He
adheres to the strict code and writings found in an
ancient Samurai text. No one knows much about him --
who he is, where he lives, or his modus operandi -- with
the exception of mob capo Louie (John Tormey), who
once saved his life. He's never forgotten the kindness
bestowed upon him by Louie, and thus becomes an
adroit, loyal hitman for the Mafia. Louie hires Ghost Dog
for a routine hit: to kill Handsome Frank (Richard
Portnow), who's sleeping with the boss' daughter,
Louise (Tricia Vessey). The hit goes well, and he puts
Louise on a bus to get her out of town. Alas, she comes
back, and mob boss Vargo (Henry Silva) pins the blame
squarely on Ghost Dog. The word is out that a hit is
ordered on Ghost Dog -- who often spouts words of
wisdom from an ancient Samurai text -- but he remains
adamant in his respect and protection for Louie; he
goes after every other member of the family, though.
This film is also Jarmusch's funniest to date. h, 115
mins., 35mm. Rated R.

Ghost Dog

When:  Thursday, July 27, 2000
Show Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: $4 for general admission,
Where: The Muenzinger Auditorium (view parking map)

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Matt - 720-839-4477 cell