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In this brutal police thriller, an FBI agent (Jason Statham) has his hands full when the legendary assassin (Jet Li) who murdered his partner (Terry Chen) returns to San Francisco and sparks a war between the absent leader of the Japanese Yakuza (Ryo Ishibashi), who is represented locally by his ruthless daughter (Devon Aoki), and the very present commander of the Chinese Triads in the city (John Lone). Philip G. Atwell's noisy, overblown film offers some interesting plot developments, but ultimately tries to substitute sound and fury for genuine drama. Extensive violence with gore, torture and mutilation, rear and upper female nudity, frequent rough and crude language, and occasional profanity. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

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Denis and Companions: This martyr and patron of France is regarded as the first bishop of Paris. His popularity is due to a series of legends, especially those connecting him with the great abbey church of St. Denis in Paris. He was for a time confused with the writer now called Pseudo-Dionysius. 
<p>The best hypothesis contends that Denis was sent to Gaul from Rome in the third century and beheaded in the persecution under Emperor Valerius in 258. </p><p>According to one of the legends, after he was martyred on Montmartre (literally, "mountain of martyrs") in Paris, he carried his head to a village northeast of the city. St. Genevieve built a basilica over his tomb at the beginning of the sixth century.</p> American Catholic Blog The saints share in God’s glory, for they are God’s new creation through Jesus Christ. This new creation radiates God’s glory, for God fills the saints with his grace. He shares his glory, his divine life, with those who are willing to receive it through the work and person of Jesus Christ.

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