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Pray for Death (1985)

 -  Action | Drama  -  November 1985 (USA)
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After a peace loving Japanese immigrant and his family become victims of a crime syndicate, a master ninja emerges.

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Akira Saito
James Booth ...
Limehouse Willie
Donna Kei Benz ...
Aiko Saito (as Donna K. Benz)
Norman Burton ...
Lt. Anderson
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Takeshi Saito
Shane Kosugi ...
Tomoya Saito
Matthew Faison ...
Sgt. Joe Daley
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Sam Green
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Kaga
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Mr. Newman
Alan Amiel ...
Vinnie Seline
Woody Watson ...
Cohen
Charles Grueber ...
Sgt. Trumble (as Charles Gruber)
Nik Hagler ...
Pirelli
Chris Wycliff ...
Joe Benson
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Akira Saito, a Japanese businessman lives in Tokyo with his Japanese-American wife Aiko and their children, Takeshi and Tomoya. When the family has a chance to move to the United States so that Aiko can teach the children about their American heritage, they pack up and head for Houston, Texas and run a restaurant. This is where the trouble begins. A band of crooked cops store stolen goods in the back room of the restaurant and unknown to the Saitos family, a priceless necklace (the Van Atta necklace), is wanted by a local syndicate. When one of the dirty cops decide to take the necklace for himself, the syndicate goes after the previous owner of the restaurant, then after the Saitos'. When one of the boys is kidnapped by top thug Limehouse, Akira quietly rescues him. However, when Aiko and Tomoya are run down by Limehouse in an effort to get the necklace, Akira has had enough. For years, Akira has kept a dark secret. Akira finally decides to unleash his dark side. Written by kinnikuman12195

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The Master Ninja is Back. See more »

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Also Known As:

A nindzsa imája a haláláért  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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The Van Atta necklace is a reference to producer Don Van Atta, who produced the film. See more »

Quotes

Kaga: You must remove the guilt from your mind, for one day, it will kill you.
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Awesome movie for ninja fans.
6 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The song isn't called back from the shadows it is called back to the shadows and it is sung by Peggy Abernathy. It clearly states that in the credits of the movie if you watch them. I thought the movie was good. Then again I am a ninja fanatic. Anyway has good fight scenes and I thought it had a good summary. I would recommend that if you are a Sho Kosugi fan that you watch this movie. I would also like to see this released on DVD along with enter the ninja and ninja 3. I would like to know where I can find the song back to the shadows. Sho Kosugi is an awesome actor and I can't wait for the new ninja movie Return of the Ninja to come out. Only a ninja can stop ninja.


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