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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 ...
Grandmother
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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 | kung fu classic | See more »

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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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Kane Kosugi plays Kane Osaki, the son of Cho Osaki, who is played by Shô Kosugi. Kane actually is Sho's son. His younger brother, Shane Kosugi, appears uncredited as Cho's first son. See more »

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When Braden pulls out his blow-dart gun (and darts) from his case (when the couple is in the hot-tub) it is different than the one he uses to shoot them with. See more »

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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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Silly and poorly scripted, but Sho Kosugi and his son Kane perform admirably and have a strong screen presence

Marginally entertaining lightweight ninja fluff about a bad ninja smuggling heroin into the states and a good ninja (Sho Kosugi) who has to stop him and avenge the death of his family. They also systematically use every ninja tool and trick in the book exactly once. Silly and poorly scripted, but Sho Kosugi and his son Kane perform admirably and have a strong screen presence. Their conviction alone raises the film from dreadful to tolerable.


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