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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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16 September 1983 (USA)  »

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The second of three "Ninja" movies in the Golan-Globus Cannon ninja series. The others were Enter the Ninja (1981) and Ninja III: The Domination (1984). All three were unrelated in terms of story. Cannon also went on to make American Ninja (1985), which spawned four sequels. See more »

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The throwing stars Braden uses to kill the one-eyed informant with change from the time he throws them to the time they hit the guy. When the one-eyed informant first gets struck with the Star shuriken, in the next shot, you see Caifano stop walking and look back at what happened. Then when you see the one-eyed informant fall into the water fountain, you see Caifano walking again down the steps to his Limo, like he never look back in the first place. Then Caifano & his henchmen, plus other onlookers go over to the commotion. When Caifano's henchman picks up the body of the one eyed informant, his left eye is bulging out. But after he says "What the shit is this?" his eye is back to normal formation. See more »

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Cho Osaki: Only a ninja can stop a ninja.
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My favorite "American Made" Martial Arts Movie.
11 October 2003 | by (Washnington, D.C.) – See all my reviews

After seeing "Enter The Ninja" in the movie theater that I worked at in the early 80's, I cringed of the thought of having to watch another American made martial arts movie when my boss notified me that "Revenge..." would be our next attraction. When the movie opened in 1983 and I watched the opening scene, I was drawn in and hooked!

Everything about this movie seemed perfect (except the acting). The locations were great. The colors and lighting in the film were great. And the fight scenes were fantastic.

I just purchased the DVD to see how well this has held up through the years, and I must say it has held up quite well. I didn't even remember this movie being so bloody and violent (I had to quickly usher the "under 10" crowd away from the TV). Even by today's standards, this movie holds on tight to its "R" rating for violence. There is very little profanity and very little sex in this film.

It's funny that a movie with such good production values would have such bad acting. I mean some of the lines in this movie are delivered so badly I had to laugh out loud. And the "thugs" in the park look like the Village People!

Honestly though, this is, in my opinion, a great action movie. And the characters, in spite of bad acting, are quite likeable (or hateful, whichever appropriate for the character).

I also thought the music track was excellent, and doesn't really sound dated now like a lot of early 80's movies.

I recommend this movie with eight out of ten stars.


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