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Revenge of the Ninja (1983)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cho Osaki (as Sho Kosugi Black Ninja)
Keith Vitali ...
Dave Hatcher
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Lt. Dire
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Braden
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Chifano
Grace Oshita ...
Grandmother Osaki
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Cathy
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Kane Osaki
John LaMotta ...
Joe (as John La Motta)
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Detective Rios
Oscar Rowland ...
One Eyed Informant
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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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400 years of training in the art of sudden death... unleashed on 20th century America. See more »


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16 September 1983 (USA)  »

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Ninja II  »

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Director Sam Firstenberg said in an interview that his "first decision right away was not to follow in the steps of the Hong Kong flicks, but rather to approach the movie as a straight Hollywood action movie with a martial arts slant, and the Ninjitsu mysticism the icing on the cake." See more »

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During the van chase, the Indian is seen driving the van. When Cho jumps of the roof, he can be seen in the passenger's seat. After Cho lands on the roof he is back in the driver's seat. See more »

Quotes

[grabbing Kane by the shoulder]
Cho Osaki: I told you not to fight.
Grandmother: Do not yell at him. He did no wrong.
Cho Osaki: I did not bring him here to America to fight in the streets with fools.
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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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