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April 1985 (USA) See more »
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The Ninja Master... is now The Ninja Avenger
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Two anti-terrorist agents are assigned to free a busload of American schoolchildren in the Philippines who are taken hostage by terrorists. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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The best Ninja film of all-time! See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Shô Kosugi ... Spike Shinobi

Brent Huff ... Steve Gordon
Emilia Crow ... Jennifer Barnes (as Emilia Lesniak)
Blackie Dammett ... Alby the Cruel
Regina Richardson ... Honey Hump
Vijay Amritraj ... Rankin
Lisa Friedman ... Tour Guide

Kane Kosugi ... Kane
Shane Kosugi ... Shane
Bruce Fanger ... Dr. Wolf
Sonny Erang ... Rahji
Aiko Cownden ... Marisa Lee
Jennifer Crumrine ... Amanda
Helen McNeely ... Mrs. Garcia
Protacio Dee ... Feng Fu
Judy Wilson ... Woo Pee / Woo Wee (as Judy Blye)
Joji Nagai ... Dr. Yamada
Ken Watanabe ... Sensei
Vic Ordonez ... Major Quirino (as Victor Ordoñez)
Lea Navarro ... Museum Assassin
Ric Segreto ... PC Trooper
Ron Milhench ... Perkins
Jacques Gervais ... Congressman Morrison
Warren MacLean ... Slanker
Susan Meyer ... Bus Passenger
Sam Lombardo ... Bus Passenger
Nancy Keaton ... Bus Passenger
James Crumrine ... Bus Passenger
Emebet Aigaz ... Bus Passenger
Des Ayallew ... Bus Passenger
Cynthia Villa-Abrille ... Rankin's Date
Henry Strzalkowski ... Bus Driver
Ann Milhench ... Hump's Drone
Chantal Manz ... Hump's Drone
Marina Miatke ... Hump's Drone
Allen Beatson ... Edward Branham
Mike Alejandrino ... Goon Guard
Timoteo Bismark ... Observer (as Tim Bismark)
Kess Burias ... Monique
Carissa Carlos ... Lita
Imelda Dominguez ... Female Ninja
Gina Valenciano ... 'Hotlegs' Dancer
Mabeth Webb ... 'Hotlegs' Dancer
Lani Fernando ... 'Hotlegs' Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Brass ... Tex

John Ladalski ... Goverment agent
Louie Senn ... CIA Agent

Directed by
Emmett Alston 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Emmett Alston 

Produced by
Ashok Amritraj .... producer
Yoram Globus .... executive producer
Menahem Golan .... executive producer
Shelley E. Reid .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Cecile Colayco 
 
Cinematography by
Roy H. Wagner 
 
Casting by
Maria Metcalfe 
 
Production Design by
Rodell Cruz 
 
Makeup Department
Zeny Marcelo .... makeup artist
Yoly Unabia .... makeup artist (as Yolanda Unabia)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jun Amazan .... first assistant director
Timoteo Bismark .... second assistant director (as Tim Bismark)
 
Art Department
Francisco Balangue .... construction supervisor
Benjamin Delina .... head prop man (as Ben Deliña)
Angelito Felipe .... painter
Danny Melendez .... set dresser
Anselmo Mendoza .... set dresser
Melchor Pacheco .... props assistant
Carmelo Sta. Maria .... props assistant
Nelson Valeza .... construction assistant
Catalina Villaluna .... assistant to production designer
 
Sound Department
John Kovarek .... sound mixer
Leonardo Sta. Maria .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Cesar Dominguez .... special effects assistant
Danilo Dominguez .... head special effects
Roland Salem .... special effects assistant (as Rolando Salem)
 
Stunts
Alan Amiel .... assistant stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Melchor Abaya .... generator operator
Felipe Badilla .... generator operator
Eduardo Badiola .... electrician
Mariano Bautista .... electrician
Eddie Buenaflor .... camera operator
Johnny Cecogo .... gaffer
Nelson Cecogo .... grip
Victor Cecogo .... dolly grip
Roger De La Roma .... assistant camera
Jose Gleabo .... electrician
Gene Jackson .... camera operator
Jaime Manguni .... assistant camera
Nilo Odiaman .... still photographer
Domenguito Saguion .... generator operator
Eduardo Sta. Maria .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cesar Cervantes .... wardrobe assistant
Roberto Lechuga .... wardrobe assistant
Nancy Mendoza .... wardrobe assistant
Salvador Santos .... wardrobe assistant
Teena Villaluna .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Bernard Bismark .... apprentice editor
Timoteo Bismark .... assistant editor (as Tim Bismark)
 
Transportation Department
Eulalio Esteban .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Benito Badiola .... motorman
Brian Brocking .... special gymnast
Kess Burias .... production assistant
Elizalde Cordero .... mechanic
Lourdes Dino .... field nurse
Jun Ella .... production assistant
Rafael Gaba .... bookkeeper
Susan Katz .... assistant to producer
Olivia M. Lamasan .... production assistant (as Olive Lamasan)
Gaia Lopez .... production assistant
Marie Miñoza .... assistant to producer
Marie Miñoza .... executive secretary
Douglas Nierras .... choreographer
Ernesto Punzalan .... production auditor
George Rosales .... production assistant
Marilou Santos .... field cashier
Ricky Santos .... liaison
Manuel Sta. Maria .... legman
 

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94 min
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Australia:M | Finland:K-15 (2003) | Finland:K-18 (1985) | Norway:15 (DVD rating) (2005) (uncut) | Portugal:M/12 | UK:18 (cut) | USA:R | West Germany:18 (nf)
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The best Ninja film of all-time!, 16 October 2009
Author: Nick Selwood from United Kingdom

Firstly, this isn't the worst ninja film of all-time...if you want to see proper Ninja badness try any of Godfrey Ho's works of genius! (Ninja Squad / Ninja Terminator / Ninja Dragon / Golden Ninja Warrior etc etc) - They have production costs that make this film seem like the most expensive production of all time.

Secondly - this is the funniest Ninja film of all time. I suspect that the cast and crew of this film were not completely sober the whole time - in fact, most of the actors(not Sho Kosugi!) seem drunk/out of it/stoned. Watch it and see! Sho Kosugi is under the impression that he is James Bond....from the opening (extremely cringey) credits you can see this...its quite funny to watch as he seems to be the only actor taking this seriously. Sho Kosugi doesn't really do hardly any actual martial arts in this film which is a bit weird considering its a ninja film.

Third - Alby the Cruel. Now this is the best bad guy of all time! He has a pet monkey. He drives round in a wheelchair (even though he doesn't need it). Hes an escaped gay Nazi (I think the film makes this clear). Hes totally demented. His private army are a bunch of lesbians lead by the most demented woman you have ever seen on your TV (watch her crazed face and eyes - she is definitely on something during the whole film - its that or shes the best actress in the world ahem). Hes like Dr Strangelove - on acid. Every time he is on the screen Im almost crying laughing....and this was when I was sober! You want more? OK - how about the all-American hero whose nickname is 'Macho Man' and is a contender for worst actor of all time. How about their boss who is so wooden he must actually be the worst actor of all time - I think he must be the money behind the film as there is no other explanation as to how he could get on film (I checked into this - and my suspicions were correct!). The blonde 'communications expert' is the eye-candy of the film - shes very nice to look at but while you're watching you will notice how she seems completely stoned all the time! See how her eyes are barely open even when shes talking and the fact that she slurs all her lines! Its quite amazing...

Even more? OK - how about the "7ft pervert" (quote from the film) who gets released from jail and keeps laughing all the time? For no apparent reason. He is so bad he bursts kids balloons for fun! There's also a Peter Crouch lookalike with bad teeth who is pretty funny too.

I don't know how to stop talking about this film! I got the Korean Region 0 DVD - its in proper 2:35 format and the picture is really good compared to the old USA 4:3 one I had. Definitely get the Korean one if you can because its way better than the USA one (you can find it on Ebay easy enough).

I've been re-watching all the old 80s ninja films and they are all funny to a degree or so. Some even are quite good in a no-brainer action way. But - none of them are as entertaining as this one. Even if you don't like ninja films (in fact, if you hate them that might help!)you will love this unsung gem...

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