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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Bradley ...
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Marjoe Gortner ...
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
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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ninja | terrorist | virus | fight | gi | See more »

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

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24 February 1989 (USA)  »

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$902,152 (USA)
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Trivia

Despite what the title this is the first entry of the American Ninja series to actually feature a scene which takes place in America. See more »

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General Andreas is obviously dubbed by another actor, and there is glaring lip-flap between his mouth and the voice dubbing him when he speaks. See more »

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Curtis Jackson: It's time for action. Let's go!
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Followed by American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1990) See more »

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The Cobra Strikes
Written by George S. Clinton
Performed by George S. Clinton and Lisa Kauppi
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Unsatisfying sequel
16 May 2004 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

I don't know exactly why Michael Dudikoff didn't return for part 3, but apparently some conflict did emerge between him and Cannon, seeing how his agent (when contacted by a Hollywood gossip column) refused to get into it and simply said, "He's appearing in no more ninja movies!" (Oddly, Dudikoff did return for part 4.) Upon examining the finished product (and remembering the details from the previous movies), it seems that part 3 *was* originally written for Dudikoff's return. Sure, the movie showcases Bradley's character, but as you are watching the movie, you can mentally do some minor rewrites in your mind and see Dudikoff in the role. The fact that there are a number of scenes that do absolutely nothing to advance the plot, as well as a third-wheel character who proves to be absolutely unnecessary, just further the suspicion that the movie was hastily reconstructed upon Dudikoff's exit.

Whether or not the movie was rewritten or not, the end results are pretty poor. Once again, Steve James proves the better actor (and martial artist), though this time around he barely gets a chance to show both of those talents. Bradley proves to be even more underwhelming than Dudikoff, if you can imagine that. The low budget is starting to become pretty evident, and the whole enterprise is poorly directed. Not just with the fight scenes being remarkably unexciting, but even simple scenes of dialogue are at times done with incredible incompetence. The story itself is pretty garbled at times - that is, when it *bothers* to try telling a story. But what do you expect from notorious schlock producer Harry Alan Towers? It's hard to believe, but he has you fondly remembering the days of Golan and Globus!


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