The Master (1984– )

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An aging American ninja master and his headstrong young apprentice search for the elder man's daughter.

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 John Peter McAllister / ... (13 episodes, 1984)
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 Max Keller (6 episodes, 1984)
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John Peter Macallister, was a Korean veteran who after serving, decided to live in Japan, and while there, he studied Ninjitsu and became a Ninja. Thirty years later he learned that he has a daughter, so left to find her. Apparently, though, he can't leave the sect that he is with, because it means that he is now marked for death. He manages to escape, and upon arriving in the States, he meets Max Keller, a drifter who has a penchant for getting involved with other people's problems and helping them out if he can. Max and Macallister hook up, with Max helping Macallister find his daughter, and Macallister teaching him the ways of the ninja. At the same evading Okasa, one of Macallister's students who is now sworn to kill him. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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The Master Is Here! He's the supreme warrior. Even his eyes can kill you. His student is the supreme heartthrob. His eyes can melt you


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The roof of the bar begins to collapse before the Master kicks it. See more »

Quotes

Truck Driver: I thought you died on me. You haven't moved for an hour.
John Peter McAllister: A warrior in 16th-century Japan sat under an icy waterfall... with his arms above his head like this,
[raises his arms above his head]
John Peter McAllister: without moving, for 86 hours.
Truck Driver: Why'd he do that?
John Peter McAllister: I can't imagine.
Truck Driver: Yeah, well I say you didn't move at all.
John Peter McAllister: Slow heartbeat. Close the door on the senses... and listen to the silence.
Truck Driver: You must be a lot of laughs at a party.
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As a kid, I have to admit I like the series.
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I am groaning as I write this but during the early '80s with all the ninja craze as as a kid who practiced and loved karate, I loved this show. I never knew who Lee Van Cleef was prior to this TV show but my father did. He remember Lee in all the spaghetti westerns and would laugh that the villain of the cowboys was a good guy ninja now.

You have to wince at some of the shows you liked as a kid but, you know, thats what makes the memories of your childhood so amusing if your lucky.

Now, I am older and a father, and I appreciate actors like Lee more than the pinheads in Hollywood making $20 million + a picture. Actors like Lee kept us entertained and made guys like Clint Eastwood ("For a Few Dollars More") and Kurt Russell ("Escape From New York") look so good.

When he died in '89 it gave me pause. He deserves to be remembered and I won't forget this weird funny show he did that kept me glued to the screen with all it's oddball fantasy.

The 13-year old boy in me gives this a 9 star rating and a 10 star rating for the beady-eyed, hawk-nosed actor who played the lead.

Rest-in-Peace, Lee, you are remembered.


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