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American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989)

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Jackson is back, and now he has a new partner, karate champion Sean, as they must face a deadly terrorist known as "The Cobra", who has infected Sean with a virus. Sean and Jackson have no ... See full summary »

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The Cobra
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Chan Lee (as Michele Chan)
Yehuda Efroni ...
General Andreas
Calvin Jung ...
Izumo
Adrienne Pierce ...
Minister's Secretary (as Adrienne Pearce)
Evan J. Klisser ...
Dexter (as Ivan J. Klisser)
Grant Preston ...
Minister of Interior
Mike Huff ...
Dr. Holger
Alan Swerdlow ...
Police Captain
Thapelo Mofokeng ...
Police Sergeant
Eckard Rabe ...
Sean's Father
Stephen Webber ...
Young Sean
Kevin Friedlander ...
Martial Artist
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Jackson is back, and now he has a new partner, karate champion Sean, as they must face a deadly terrorist known as "The Cobra", who has infected Sean with a virus. Sean and Jackson have no choice but to fight the Cobra and his bands of ninjas. Written by Albert valentin <alby03@yahoo.com>

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Evil with no cure. A warrior with no fear. See more »

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The score for the film is mainly just a sample from composer 'George S Clinton's previous score for Avenging Force, another Cannon Group movie which ironically was directed by Sam Firstenberg, and starred Michael Dudikoff and Steve James, the same trio which made American Ninja 1 and 2. See more »

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The kids at the start watching the match have obviously been badly dubbed over with adults putting on high voices. See more »

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Curtis Jackson: It's time for action. Let's go!
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The Cobra Strikes
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No Dudikoff, not much interest...a failure!
4 August 2003 | by (Casablanca) – See all my reviews

American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt is the beginning of the end for this entertaining but fairly mediocre series.

This time, Joe, Michael Dudikoff is gone. Sean, whose karate fighter dad was killed in a robbery gone wrong, replaces him. Izumo raises him and teaches him the art of ninja. In comes Cobra a man who is manufacturing a virus to sell to terrorists. Also in the scam is general Andreas the man who shot Sean's father. In order to test the virus they organize a tournament to attract the best fighters of the world. Sean is then chosen as the best of the best and the virus tested on him. Not only that, his master Izumo is apparently also a prisoner of Cobra. So now, with the help of Curtis Jackson, Sean must avenge his father, save his master and get the antidote to survive this deadly virus.

David Bradley is obviously far superior to Dudikoff when it comes to the physical aspect. This helps a lot in the action scenes, where Bradley shines and gives us a good show. He is also a better actor at least at the time even if he was still incredibly bad. Unfortunately he lacked the original american ninja's charisma.

The movie suffers with that. Gary Conway who stared as "The Lion" on the 2nd part also writing it is again responsible for the script and the story is quite close the previous movie. Although stories don't really matter in these movies, I still got the feeling I was watching a worse remake of a bad film. Even the score is the same.

There's also not a real opponent to Sean so the final fight is against Cobra, and as could be imagined, it's a terrible scene. Quite simply the movie doesn't have a climax.

There are a lot of action sequences, some very well made but Michele Chan is a failure, with no beauty, no acting skills and no martial arts ability. And since Bradley couldn't be in every scene its up to Steve James to again steal the show with his power and talent. Funny, cool, Steve James was the man.

But the truth is Blood Hunt is a bad, almost boring film. It didn't catch my interest and I found it hard to keep watching it until the end.

Not much fun im afraid. If not for the great Steve James it would have been a complete loss. Too bad.


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