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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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Payback is deadly. See more »

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16 September 1983 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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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Even though the film takes place in California, every vehicle has a Utah license plate. See more »

Quotes

Chifano: Braden, you're dealing with me now. As far as you're concerned, that stuff is already paid for. It's mine. So don't try any funny stuff.
Braden: Don't fuck with the Japanese, Chifano. They can be very dangerous.
Chifano: I'll fuck with whoever I want. I don't need you. I'll make my own deals.
Braden: If you're thinking about going behind my back Chifano, you'll be making a big mistake. A very big mistake. You don't even know me yet.
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Referenced in Acropolis Now: The Proxy Blues (1989) See more »

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great great movie!
12 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

man this was the greatest ninja movie ever made......it had violence,sex and a hero and a villian that were capable assasins!!!..for the people that say the acting was bad ar there were script problem....the movie was about the action and the entertainment not about winning the dam oscar!!!!!!!...and it was set in salt lake city utah...that alone made it unique because it wasn't the typical filmed in new york or la crap!!..anybody who can't appriciate two ninjas dueling to the death..with those beautiful utah mountains in the backgroud....just doesn't get it!!!


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