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After his family is killed in Japan by ninjas, Cho and his son Kane come to America to start a new life. He opens a doll shop but is unwittingly importing heroin in the dolls. When he finds... See full summary »

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Cho Osaki
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Dave Hatcher
Virgil Frye ...
Lt. Dire
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Braden
Mario Gallo ...
Chifano
Grace Oshita ...
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Cathy
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Kane Osaki
John LaMotta ...
Joe (as John La Motta)
Mel Hampton ...
Detective Rios
Oscar Rowland ...
One Eyed Informant
Professor Toru Tanaka ...
Sumo Servant (as Prof. Toru Tanaka)
Don Shanks ...
Chief
Joe Pagliuso ...
Alberto
Ladd Anderson ...
Thief #1
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After his family is killed in Japan by ninjas, Cho and his son Kane come to America to start a new life. He opens a doll shop but is unwittingly importing heroin in the dolls. When he finds out that his friend has betrayed him, Cho must prepare for the ultimate battle he has ever been involved in. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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doll | heroin | ninja | japan | four word title | See more »

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Payback is deadly. See more »

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16 September 1983 (USA)  »

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Ninja II  »

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Trivia

The film was originally to be shot in Los Angeles, but the necessary permits, police protection, fire marshals and myriad logistics fees would be taking up a bigger and bigger part of the film's budget. The Utah Film Commission was trying to get Cannon Films to start producing films in their state and a representative promised no permits, location fees or union deals as well as lower salaries for local crews. The commission's assurances persuaded Cannon to switch filming to Salt Late City. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Cho's son Kane is walking the streets, he stops at a unknown building, at a short distance away from the entrance. The scene cuts to him inside the deserted building, hitting piles of broken wood with a stick he found. In a scene later on, you can see him walking into the same building entrance, only the building is not the same deserted building he walked into earlier, it is his father's Japanese doll shop. See more »

Quotes

Cathy: I just want you to teach me the way
Cho Osaki: Well, if you wanna work out, you forgot your pants!
Cathy: Do you really think I forgot?
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Referenced in Acropolis Now: The Proxy Blues (1989) See more »

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The Ultimate Kosugi Ego-Fest!
14 August 1998 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

One of the most unintentionally hilarious-yet-entertaining movies to come out of the 80's (unlike Ninja 3: the Domination). Sho Kosugi indulges his passion for martial arts and making his family the centerpiece of his own movies. The only thing that redeems this movie is some truly spectacular martial arts/ninjitsu sequences. Say what you will about Kosugi - he could choreograph a fight sequence like nobody else this side of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. Now, if we could just lose the cute Kosugi kid...


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