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American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987)

R | | Action, Drama | 1 May 1987 (USA)
On a remote Caribbean island, Army Ranger Joe Armstrong investigates the disappearance of several marines, which leads him to The Lion, a super-criminal who has kidnapped a local scientist and mass-produced an army of mutant Ninja warriors.

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Sgt. Charlie McDonald
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Leo 'The Lion' Burke
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Capt. 'Wild Bill' Woodward (as Jeff Weston)
Michelle Botes ...
Alicia Sanborn
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Tojo Ken
Len Sparrowhawk ...
Pat McCarthy
Jonathan Pienaar ...
Tommy Taylor
Bill Curry ...
Inspector Singh
Dennis Folbigge ...
Sir Cloudsly Smith
Elmo Fillis ...
Toto
Ralph Draper ...
Professor Sanborne
John Pasternack ...
Vesuvius (as John Pasternak)
Gary Ford ...
Ambassador Scruggs
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On a remote Caribbean island, Army Ranger Joe Armstrong investigates the disappearance of several marines, which leads him to The Lion, a super-criminal who has kidnapped a local scientist and mass-produced an army of mutant Ninja warriors.

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1 May 1987 (USA)  »

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American Ninja 2  »

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$350,000 (estimated)

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$4,000,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Prior to the film's release in 1987, several cuts had to be made in order to recieve it's "R" rating due to excessive close-ups in various fight scenes. See more »

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Shortly after Taylor debriefs Jackson and Armstrong in his office (and Michael Dudikoff, who plays 'Armstrong' is comically replaced with a stand in for no apparent reason), Armstrong emerges from the room in front of Jackson, despite them leaving in the reverse order. See more »

Quotes

Wild Bill Woodward: Well, gentlemen, I don't think the U.S. armed forces ever let a lady down yet.
Curtis Jackson: Yes, sir, we should kick some ass.
Wild Bill Woodward: Take my car.
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Connections

Follows American Ninja (1985) See more »

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Tell About Mary
Written by Michael Bishop
Performed by Johnny Q.
Produced by Hunt Sales
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The Citizen Kane, or crappy 80's ninja movies.
21 July 2005 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

Crapped out of the minds of the people who brought us: NINJA III: THE DOMINATION, CYBORG COP II, SPIDERS II: BREEDING GROUND, and +sigh+ the amazing BREAKIN' II: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO comes American NINJA III...I mean II. Whatever...

Joe Armstrong and Joe Jackson go to some island paradise, which of course in infested with ninjas. Good guys meet bad guys. Bad guys go dead. All is well in the land.

But THANK YOU GOLAN/GLOBUS for bringing us this trash...it might surpass DEATH WISH III as the funniest film of all time. It is perhaps one of those rare instances where every single person involved in any way with this film, was doing the most mediocre job possible. Truly some events like this only come along once in a lifetime. The fight choreography in this film is beyond comparison to anything in the modern world. It took three people to write this script, they probably thought it was clever that the first name of the bad guy "THE LION", is actually "LEO". HMMMMMM FORESHADOWING. Remember this word class....FORE SHA DOW ING.

One day I will buy the rights to this movie and re-dub it to my taste.

If you play with GI JOES and eat PASTE, this is probably you're favorite movie. If you're a 10 year old boy, you are forgiven. The rest of you FOR SHAME.

Steal this movie if you have to...it's worth it. American NINJA II **** stars.comedy.1987


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