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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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9 Yawns of The Audience 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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
9 Yawns of The Audience, 3 May 2011
Author: lemon_magic from Wavy Wheat, Nebraska

You know, I can sort of see where the director and producer were trying to go with this one.

There are some elements here that are obviously supposed to be funny, or at least camp: the "Cherman" pervert/Nazi in the wheelchair, the attack midgets, the alarming hairdoes on the two female leads, the Amazon squad, etc.And there are some other elements that were obviously supposed to be sexy and glamorous - the opening credit sequence apes James Bond, Sho Kosugi spends a lot of time with his shirt off, various and bad guys are always on the verge of molesting their female hostages. And some action sequences were obviously meant to pull in the ninja/covert ops fans.

So it looks as if these guys were trying to promote Sho Kosugi from the ninja film ghetto to a more mainstream audience by imitating a Jackie Chan film from the "Armor Of God"/"Protector" era. But they didn't have the chops or the cast or the writing to pull it off. The results are, well, pretty crappy.

9DOTN is stupid where it tries to be witty or camp, and the action sequences are strictly going-through-the-motions. By trading the old rough-cut, cheesy Golan-Globus approach for something slicker and duller, and with even worse acting, the movie manages to throw away whatever reason there was to watch Sho in the first place.

I found my copy of "9 Deaths" in a Crown Pictures compilation with 12 flicks for 5 bucks, so I'm not complaining - much. Watch only if you are the hardest-of-hard-core fan of stupid movies.

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