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American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  1 May 1987 (USA)
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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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Sgt. Charlie McDonald
Gary Conway ...
Leo 'The Lion' Burke
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Capt. 'Wild Bill' Woodward (as Jeff Weston)
Michelle Botes ...
Alicia Sanborn
Mike Stone ...
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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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,000,000 (USA)
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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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Both Joe and Curtis wear a ribbon-only version of the National Defense Service Medal. Assuming the movie takes places in the same year it was released (1987), and assuming that Joe and Curtis enlisted around the time of the previous film (1985, very likely considering their low rank), neither of them is eligible for the National Defense Service Medal. The National Defense Service Medal is only awarded to US military service members on active duty during a time of war. Since eligibility for the medal ended with the conclusion of the Vietnam War in 1974, and the next period of eligibility would not be until 1990 with the start of the Persian Gulf War, neither Joe nor Curtis would be eligible for the medal. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Charlie McDonald: [to a woman at the bar] How about lunch?
[she smashes a bottle on his head]
Sergeant Charlie McDonald: ...I guess this means lunch is out of the question.
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Another great ninja film!
28 August 2005 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

Here's another great martial arts action film. Prior to the first AN, American Ninja 2, provide lots of action and suspense just like the first one. This time taking on "superninjas" they weren't so super to me there. Both Armstrong and Jackson(Michael Dudikoff and Steve James) were always on top of things. The Marines weren't so warm to the Army Rangers at first, but when it was getting the job done Armstrong and Jackson don't play around. Armstrong was all techniques, Jackson was all power, that's why he is later named "Powerhouse" Jackson. He was the martial artist with attitude. Especially when he stomped on the ninja and he said, "STAY DOWN!" You don't play with Powerhouse Jackson. The outside fight scene with Joe and the ninjas were memorable as well. I liked the part where Joe catches the dart with his hand and took out that ninja with the shuriken(throwing star). These characters were outrageous, they'll make any brawler run home to mama. This movie is just as good as first, however it does have more action though, which I like the best. Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars.


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