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American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1990)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  8 March 1991 (USA)
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The two American Ninjas, Joe Armstrong and Sean Davidson, team up to do battle against a terrorist and his band of Ninjas.

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David Bradley ...
James Booth ...
Mulgrew
Dwayne Alexandre ...
Brackston
Ken Gampu ...
Dr. Tamba
Robin Stille ...
Sarah
Frantz Dobrowsky ...
O'Reilly (as Franz Dobrowsky)
Ron Smerczak ...
Maksood
Kely McClung ...
Super Ninja / Delta Force Team
Jody Abrahams ...
Pango
Anthony Fridjhon ...
Freddie / Treddle (as Anthony Fridjohn)
David Sherwood ...
Gavin
Sean Kelly ...
Norris
Jamie Bartlett ...
Segal
Deon Stewardson ...
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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 Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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American Fighter 4 - Die Vernichtung  »

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$358,047 (USA)
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David Bradley claims that he had lobbied the producers to have his and Michael Dudikoff's characters work in tandem throughout the film, but his efforts were frustrated when Dudikoff agreed to appear only on the condition that his character would save the day on his own, and clearly be shown to be the superior fighter. See more »

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In the opening scene, right after the commando shoots the two ninjas with the bows and arrows, the shadow of the camera is clearly visible on the ground, in the left-hand corner of the screen, right behind the running commando. See more »

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Mulgrew: Do not kill them... They shall give far more pleasure to Allah and myself - alive.
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Written by Nic. tenBroek & Jenny Meltzer
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Pretty routine chop-socky

I imagine Cannon was pretty excited about the concept of teaming up the two leads from their earlier "American Ninja" trilogy. Unfortunately the two barely appear on screen together, and Bradley (who resembles a less macho Rick Springfield) is a woefully inadequate screen presence. Booth--whose son appears to have been the screenwriter...or was it Booth himself using a pseudonym?--gets all the best lines and chews enough scenery for everybody. There's nothing here you haven't seen a dozen times before, but it should keep you awake if you stumble upon it on late-night cable.


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