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Enter the Ninja (1981)

 -  Action | Drama  -  2 October 1981 (USA)
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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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Mary Ann
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Venarius
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Frank
Will Hare ...
Dollars
Zachi Noy ...
The Hook
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Mr. Parker (as Constantin de Goguel)
Dale Ishimoto ...
Komori
Joonee Gamboa ...
Mr. Mesuda
Leo Martinez ...
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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Ninjitsu, the darkest and deadliest of all the Martial Arts. See more »

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Action | Drama

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2 October 1981 (USA)  »

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Trivia

There is no spoken dialog in the first ten minutes of the film. See more »

Goofs

During the opening sequence Cole does a back flip to get down from a tree and lands behind some tall grass, as he pushes the grass aside and steps through you can see the stuntman who did the back flip trying to hide behind him. 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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Followed by Ninja III: The Domination (1984) See more »

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The most underrated, and little known gem of the 80's Ninja movies
26 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This one is not easy to get a hold of, but if you can and appreciate Ninja flicks, I highly recommend it. It may seem a little cheesy to today's younger generation, but in the hype of the 80's Ninja movies - this one has got it all. Great fight scenes and the most Ninja weaponry skills that I've ever seen displayed on film to this day. Sho Kosugi was great as the bad guy, Hasegawa,(along with playing many of the masked bad guys chasing the lead through his final Ninja test in the opening of the film)and actor Franco Nero's (Cole) efforts were pretty convincing as the newly graduated American Ninja (with a lot of help from Martial Arts great and writer Mike Stone behind the white mask). The opening of the film with Kosugi doing fantastic Katas with weapons to the Ninja test was too cool. All scenes were beautifully shot and the chase/battle between rivals Hasegawa and Cole through the test was awesome. The landscape,weapons,and uniforms of the Ninjas in this film had the appearance of authenticity. Along with many neat fights in between, the final battle is still one of my personal favorites, as jealous Hasegawa is hired out (with evil pleasure),by badger tycoon Mr.Venarius, to assassinate his rival. A must see!!!!!


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