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The Ninja Mission (1984)

Swedish scientist named Karl Markov is taken hostage by the KGB. After his daughter Nadia is also kidnapped and brought deep into the heart of Russia, a group of highly trained ninjas, led ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Mason
Hanna Bieniuszewicz ...
Nadia (as Hanna Pola)
Bo F. Munthe ...
Hansen
Curt Broberg ...
Markov
Hans Rosteen ...
Ableman
John Quantz ...
Johnny
Sirka Sander ...
Natassia
Mark Davies ...
Mike
Wolff Lindner ...
Daniels (as Wolf Linder)
Mats Helge Olsson ...
Ivan (as Mats Helge)
Brett Barber ...
Tom
Bob Gileberg ...
First helicopter pilot
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Second helicopter pilot
Lucy Frost ...
Night club hostess
Derek Keith ...
First ninja at nightclub
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Swedish scientist named Karl Markov is taken hostage by the KGB. After his daughter Nadia is also kidnapped and brought deep into the heart of Russia, a group of highly trained ninjas, led by American CIA agent Mason, is ordered to get them out. Written by morroviolet

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Agents of destruction. Warriors of darkness. Professionals of death. See more »

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Action | Drama

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Misja ninja  »

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Trivia

According to director Mats Helge Olsson, then-unknown Jean-Claude Van Damme applied for a job as an extra in this movie. See more »

Goofs

After the Ninja team takes out the border guards and steals their Jeep, there's a road sign in Swedish which reads "Mötesplatsskylt" (to mark a section of the road that has been broadened to make place for meeting traffic). But they are in Russia. See more »

Connections

Followed by Eagle Island (1986) See more »

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Baby You Ran Away
by Tove Naess, Claes Munktell, Thomas Olausson
Rearranged by Dag Unenge (as Danny Young)
Sung by Suzzie Tapper (as Susie Tapper)
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Notwithstanding low budget action - great fun!
4 March 1999 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

According to the director this movie was popular in Asia. It is somewhat difficult to take these Mats Helge movies seriously since most of his films are shot on a very tight budget. Almost no USD at all. But it is fascinating to establish that Mats Helge eventually completes something which can be called an action movie. The Ninja Mission is - I think - the best one among all movies directed by him. Some special effects are quite enjoyable. This is not a "B" or "C" movie. It is a "Z" movie - but an enjoyable and fun "Z" movie!


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