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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
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Limehouse Willie
Donna Kei Benz ...
Aiko Saito (as Donna K. Benz)
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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
Judie Stephen ...
Dr. Smith (as Jude Stephen)
Rodney Rincon ...
Sanchez
Marlene Mankey ...
The Nurse
Yosh ...
Shoji
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Justin A. Davis ...
Student (uncredited)
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Directed by

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Gordon Hessler

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James Booth ... (written by)

Produced by

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Moshe Barkat ... executive producer
Moshe Diamant ... executive producer
Sunil R. Shah ... executive producer (as Sunil Shah)
Don Van Atta ... producer
Jeanne Van Cott ... associate producer

Music by

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Thomas Chase
Steve Rucker

Cinematography by

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Roy H. Wagner

Film Editing by

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Bill Butler
Stephen Butler ... (as Steve Butler)

Editorial Department

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Les Butler ... assistant editor
Dan Curry ... designer: main titles
Joseph ... color timer (as Josh Rushton)

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Barbara Hanley
Cathy Henderson ... (as Cathryn Henderson)

Art Direction by

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Adrian Gorton

Set Decoration by

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Jeanette Scott

Makeup Department

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Kevin Board ... makeup artist
Cheryl Markowitz ... makeup assistant
Ronnie Specter ... makeup assistant: LA

Production Management

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Peter R.J. Deyell ... unit production manager: LA
Don Stern ... executive in charge of production
Don Van Atta ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Chip Chalmers ... first assistant director
Peter R.J. Deyell ... first assistant director: LA
John Lytle ... second assistant director
George T. Sweney ... second assistant director: LA

Art Department

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Melissa Chambers ... assistant painter
Kirk Demusiak ... property master: LA
Bobby Duncan ... key painter (as Bob Duncan)
Phillip R. Furgason ... construction coordinator (as Phill Furgason)
Giovanna Gorton ... assistant art director: LA
Kirk Hunter ... property master
Jill Johnson ... construction assistant
Brooke MacDonald ... assistant art director
Dave Pearce ... properties assistant

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Mark Berger ... supervising re-recording mixer
Lora Cole ... boom operator
Steve Nelson ... sound mixer: LA
Jack M. Nietzsche ... boom operator: LA
David Parker ... re-recording mixer
Gary Shepherd ... dialogue editor
Stephen Sutter ... re-recording mixer
Gerald B. Wolfe ... production sound mixer (as Jerry Wolfe)

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Wayne Beauchamp ... special effects supervisor
Jack Bennett ... special effects assistant
Eric Rumsey ... special effects assistant

Stunts

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Ed Anders ... stunt double / stunts
Jackson Burns ... stunts

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Sharon Beard ... still photographer: LA (as Sharon M. Beard)
Josh Bleibtreu ... assistant camera: LA
Jim Dinn ... electrician
Jim Fisher ... electrician
Ed Giovanni ... second assistant camera
Eric J. Goldstein ... first assistant camera (as Eric Goldstein)
Bill Greenberg ... generator operator
David Hayball ... gaffer
Craig Kressley ... rigging grip: LA
Michael E. Little ... first assistant camera
Tommy Magglos ... first assistant camera: LA (as Tom Magglos)
Gordon Martin ... electrician
Norman Mattes ... grip
Gregg McCullough ... best boy: LA
Greg McGee ... best boy electrical
Matthew Metcalf ... grip
Roberto Quezada ... gaffer: LA
April Rapier ... still photographer
John Savka ... best boy / dolly grip: LA
Randy Shanofsky ... second unit camera: assistant
Don Stern ... second unit director of photography
Angelo Louis Suasnovar Jr. ... grip (as Angelo L. Susnovar)
Fred Vicarel ... best boy grip
Tom Vicknair ... electrician
John Wagner ... key grip

Casting Department

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Cathy Henderson ... casting assistant
Frederick Long ... casting: Texas
B.J. Theus ... extras casting

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Ed Fincher ... costume supervisor
Susan Hauser ... assistant costumer
Jennifer Michaud ... costume supervisor: LA
Margaret Rose ... special costumes
Ted Sewell ... assistant costumer

Location Management

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Chas Hinton ... location manager

Music Department

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Sheridan Wolf Eldridge ... musical sound designer
James Ledner ... music mixer (as Jamie Ledner)
Carolyn Robinson ... music production coordinator

Transportation Department

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Joe Anderson ... driver
Charles Griffith ... driver
Howard Griffith ... transportation captain
Robert Keigley ... driver
Michael Kern ... transportation co-captain
Jimmy Ray Pickens ... driver (as Jimmy Pickens)

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Alan Amiel ... assistant martial arts choreographer
Ed Anders ... martial arts assistant
Ann Boregino ... teacher/welfare worker
Dick Brooks ... publicist
Steven Casey ... craft service
Gene Curry ... production assistant
Osa Danam ... production coordinator
Clifford F. Dobler ... financial director
Rick Felkins ... production assistant
Brett Finch ... martial arts assistant
David Goldenberg ... production assistant
Dick Hancock ... martial arts assistant
Susan Howell ... production secretary
Shô Kosugi ... martial arts choreographer (as Sho Kosugi)
Grant Luckenbill ... production assistant
Jonathan Lurie ... financial director
Peter G. Manos ... production accountant
Susan Mayer ... production assistant
Kevin Mazeika ... martial arts assistant
Buckley Norris ... insurance
Joe Omelchuck ... production assistant
Roee Sharon ... production assistant
Terri Sharp ... production assistant
Lisa Tritico ... set nurse
Brenda K. Wachel ... production coordinator (as Brenda Wachel)
Judy Wilson ... script supervisor
Jennifer Zolten ... assistant production accountant
Lonnie Ramati ... production business affairs (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines The Master Ninja is Back. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Prière pour un tueur (France)
  • Ruega por tu muerte (Spain)
  • Reza por tu muerte (Mexico)
  • Ninjan kosto II - rukoile kuolemaa (Finland)
  • Die 1000 Augen der Ninja (West Germany)
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  • 92 min
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Budget $4,000,000 (estimated)

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Trivia The characters of Takeshi and Tomoya, played respectively by Kane Kosugi and Shane Kosugi, are the middle names of the two actors. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Matilda (1996). See more »
Quotes Limehouse: I'm going to burn your kid like a roman candle.
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