A scientist helps a comic-book artist to become the superhero he has created in order to battle a vicious gang of rapists.





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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Todd ...
Leonard Miller (Robot Ninja)
Bogdan Pecic ...
Dr. Hubert Goodknight (as Bogdan 'Don' Pecic)
Maria Markovic ...
Gody Sanchez
Floyd Ewing Jr. ...
Officer Hickox
Bill Morrison ...
Buddy Revelle
James L. Edwards ...
Michael Kemper ...
Officer Cameron
Jon Killough ...
J.R. Bookwalter ...
Rodney Shields ...
Michael 'D.O.C.' Porter ...
Lori Kozar ...
Steve Rossiter ...
Jennifer Mullen ...
Michael J. Giffin ...


Leonard Miller is a frustrated artist. His publisher and his agent are out to capitalize on the blooming success of "Robot Ninja," the greatest costumed superhero since Batman! One night, Miller witnesses the brutal rape/murder of a young couple at the hands of ruthless thugs. He cries out for revenge! With the help of an inventor friend, Dr. Goodknight, Miller becomes the Robot Ninja, stalking the dark streets of Ridgway, intent on spilling some blood! The only thing stopping him is a remorseful Goodknight and a frustrated local cop that's always just one step behind him. ROBOT NINJA slashes, stabs, guts, pokes and jabs his way through body after body until his final confrontation with head baddie Sanchez. You'll never see comic books the same way again! Written by Yocke

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The ultimate superhero of the future has arrived!


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Release Date:

4 December 1989 (USA)  »

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$15,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Burt Ward's character of Stanley Kane is a mash-up of two well known comic book writers; Stan Lee, chairman of Marvel Comics, and Bob Kane, creator of Batman. See more »


[Sanchez has a gun to Goodknight's eye]
Gody Sanchez: Say good night, Goodknight.
[shoots him]
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Smaller-but-Equally-Important Cast: See more »


References Phantasm (1979) See more »


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Robots? Ninjas? Anything better?
30 October 2002 | by (milwaukee, WI) – See all my reviews

My friend and I rented this movie because it has two great words combined into one crappy movie. Robot Ninja! He got sick of women kickin his butt so he donned a spandex "tank armored" suit and became the robot ninja. It sucked so much it was funny. I recommend it to fans of G.I. Bro and Frogs! Well that's it... time to write my paper on this magnificent piece of crap probably made in someone's closet or laundry room.

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