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Enter the Ninja (1981)

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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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
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Mr. Mesuda
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Pee Wee
Ken Metcalfe ...
Elliot
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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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2 October 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ninja I  »

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Budget:

$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

Emmett Alston was the film's original director. When Charles Bronson refused to allow Menahem Golan to direct Death Wish II (1982), Golan took over directing duties on this movie. Alston went on to direct Force of the Ninja (1988) and Nine Deaths of the Ninja (1985). See more »

Goofs

Over the course of three different scenes, Mary Anne's gag starts off covering her mouth completely, then later is pulled between her teeth, and finally ends up spreading her lips apart but covering her teeth. See more »

Quotes

Cole: I'll be back.
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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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