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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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Payback is deadly. See more »


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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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Before the badminton court fight at the end, Cho is already cut up before the fight starts. He suffered no injuries in the building. See more »

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Cho Osaki: Only a ninja can stop a ninja.
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Referenced in Acropolis Now: The Proxy Blues (1989) See more »

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A ninja seek's revenge for their family, murdered by another ninja.
3 January 2005 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Revenge of the Ninja is a masterpiece of the 80's. The story's good, but what I really like are the fighting scenes. This movie remind's me a Sega Genesis cartridge called "Shadow Dancer". Well, if you're looking for a good ninja film, that take's place in USA, I can assure you that this one is the best you'll find. The movie start's in Japan. After finding his family murdered, Cho (the main character performed by Shô Kosugi) went to live in USA with his son and his mother. Invited by an American friend, Cho built a Japanese art gallery. Well, as the movie goes on, Cho discover that he was betrayed and he look's for revenge against his enemy, a ninja just like him.

The only problem, and that's why I'll give 8 in my vote, is that the movie was released in MONO (on the DVD), and we don't have a CD with the Soundtrack available to buy. Also, there were some fighting scenes that could just not be there. Well, if you're looking for a good fighting movie, with some ninjas in it, you should try this. I hope you like it, just like me.


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