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Enter the Ninja (1981)

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After just completing his training at a ninja school, an army vet travels to the Phillippines and finds himself battling a land grabber who wants his war-buddy's property. He must also ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Mary Ann
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Venarius
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Frank
Will Hare ...
Dollars
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The Hook
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Mr. Parker (as Constantin de Goguel)
Dale Ishimoto ...
Komori
Joonee Gamboa ...
Mr. Mesuda
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Pee Wee
Ken Metcalfe ...
Elliot
Subas Herrero ...
Alberto
Alan Amiel ...
Maroon Ninja
Douglas Ivan ...
Maroon Ninja (as Doug Ivan)
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Storyline

After just completing his training at a ninja school, an army vet travels to the Phillippines and finds himself battling a land grabber who wants his war-buddy's property. He must also fight his rival. Written by Michael Pilkington <mjpilkington@hotmail.com>

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Warriors of a lost martial art! Hired assassins ...human killing machines! See more »


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2 October 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ninja I  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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(uncut) | (edited for TV)

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(Metrocolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Franco Nero's voice is completely dubbed entirely because the main character of Cole originates from Texas and Nero didn't have the voice to match either an American or a Texas accent. See more »

Goofs

During the opening scenes, the white ninja fights two red ninjas then engages a third red ninja by impaling the red ninja's hand to a tree with a throwing knife then "killing" him with a shuriken to the forehead. If you look closely, the white ninja's swords have mysteriously disappeared from his back and waist sash. See more »

Quotes

Frank Landers: You know Mary Ann there are times when I... when I wake up in the morning and I look at this guy in the mirror and I say "What the hell are you doing with your life frank?" and you know something, son of a bitch never answers me!
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A fun ninja flick for the tolerant viewer
26 April 1999 | by (Hopewell, NJ) – See all my reviews

This movie has two sides. The ninja side is very well done, with tons of ninja weaponry, fighting techniques, and violence. The other side is cheesy 1980-esque humor with the occasional barroom brawl. If you can tolerate a few corny jokes and guys in tight jeans, then maybe this is the movie for you. I give this movie four shurikens (****) out of five.


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