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American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1990)

R | | Action, Drama | 8 March 1991 (USA)
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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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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 ...
Delta Force Team
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Storyline

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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8 March 1991 (USA)  »

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El guerrero americano 4  »

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$358,047 (USA)
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Trivia

This is the only entry in the series to star both actors that portrayed the American Ninja in previous films (Michael Dudikoff of American Ninja 1 & 2 and David Bradley of American Ninja 3). See more »

Goofs

In the first scene when Michael Dudikoff appears, he is teaching a group of children in a church, as he starts the class, he writes "environment" in the board and reads it out loud, but he reads "en-vi-OR-ment" when it should be "en-vi-ROn-ment". See more »

Quotes

Sean Davidson: This isn't a game, Gavin, those were ninja!
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Connections

Follows American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989) See more »

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Fight Fire with Fire
Written by Nic. tenBroek & Jenny Meltzer
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Mongols vs the Ninjas
18 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Michael Dudikoff, although not doing much acting, has more on screen presence in this movie. He's clearly evolved over this series as an actor, and has a leading man charisma to him in this movie.

Unfortunately the series didn't evolve with him, but devolved.

Seen one, seen em all characterizes this fourth installment of the American Ninja series. Producers might lose interest after the first few production, and they're only making it on inertia. Even a big franchise like the JAWS went the same route, so maybe we can't blame the producers too much.

The story is choppy, and doesn't flow smoothly. Trying to find a meaning in a movie like this is a futile effort, but I wished they kept producing the movie in a nicer looking locations as they did in part 2 of this series.


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