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 »
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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Jason Stillwell, a Bruce Lee fan, is beaten numerous times and trains from the ghost of Lee. Jason then must use his newly acquired skills to save Seattle from a crime syndicate, whose top ... See full summary »
Jean-Claude Van Damme,
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Jean-Claude Van Damme,
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CIA agent Sean Davidson and his sidekick Carl are sent into the stronghold of sadistic British ex-soldier Mulgrew to rescue some Delta Force commandoes who have been captured and tortured. When Sean, Carl and pretty doctor Sarah run into some problems, Peace Corps vet Joe Armstrong is lured out of retirement to stop Mulgrew's plan to explode a nuclear device in New York City. Written by
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When Joe fights the ninja in the boiler room (right before the from-below-shot of him climbing the stairs), he throws a punch at the ninja's head, and there is a loud punching sound effect accompanying it, but a close look reveals his fist stops a foot in front of the ninja's face. See more »
In American Ninja 4, we get two American Ninja's, David Bradley of Part 3 & Michael Dudikoff of Parts 1 & 2. The story has a Delta Force team abducted by ninja's on an island & tortured by a nasty Arab & his partner. In comes SEAN (BRADLEY) & his partner to try & rescue them but when their caught, the original American Ninja Joe (Dudikoff) flies into action to save his friends, whom will soon be facing death by burning at the stake, unless he can fight off hordes of ninja combatants to save them. Ameican Ninja 4 sounded to much like a good thing, two American Ninja's teaming up to take out the baddies, I mean with both of them together, you half expect them to at one point team up in the movie & fight the bad guys off, but if that's what you are expecting to see you'll be greatly disappointed, Dudikoff & Bradley don't fight together in this & the villains although better written & acted than the previous ones, don't put up much of a fight against our two hero's at the end of the film, once again we get another Super Ninja, that prepares for the final battle against Dudikoff's character as stated at the back of the box art, but the actual Super Ninja is not part of the main film, he only has a very small & non speaking part in the film & is really no tougher than the ninja's that Dudikoff & Bradley have to go through in the first half & the fight between the Super Ninja & Dudikoff lacks excitement & is nowhere near as good as the box art made it sound. That said American Ninja 4 is still a pretty exciting movie & I can't see why out of a lot of reviews by fans & critics & such that it was given such a poor rating, everything from GOLDEN TURKEY, BOMB one star etc. has been used in describing this movie, I mean sure it's not a masterpiece, but I thought it did the series justice, the acting & directing was good & the martial arts fight scenes were pretty good but suspenseless, I mean I admit they could have had the two ninja's fighting together & they could have made the ninja's, especially the Super Ninja a little bit tougher as to prompt our hero's to break a sweat, but it works well with what it has been given. Despite returning in American Ninja 5, David Bradley does not play the same hero as he did in this one & Part 3, despite a possible set up at the climax for another sequel with his & Dudikoff's chartecter.
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