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3 Ninjas -- Each year, three brothers Samuel, Jeffrey and Michael Douglas visits their Japanese grandfather, Mori Shintaro whom the boys affectionately refer to as Grandpa...

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Writers:
Kenny Kim (story)
Edward Emanuel (screenplay)
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Release Date:
7 August 1992 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Action at it's Best! See more »
Plot:
Each year, three brothers, Samuel, Jeffrey and Michael Douglas visit their grandfather, Mori Tanaka... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Victor Wong ... Grandpa
Michael Treanor ... Rocky

Max Elliott Slade ... Colt
Chad Power ... Tum Tum

Rand Kingsley ... Snyder
Alan McRae ... Sam Douglas

Margarita Franco ... Jessica Douglas
Kate Sargeant ... Emily

Joel Swetow ... Brown

Professor Toru Tanaka ... Rushmore (as Toru Tanaka)

Patrick Labyorteaux ... Fester
Race Nelson ... Marcus
D.J. Harder ... Hammer

Baha Jackson ... Bully
Scott Caudill ... Bully
Fritzi Burr ... Babysitter
Tasen Chou ... Store Owner

Clifton Powell ... FBI Agent Kurl

Al Septien ... FBI Agent Green
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Monty Cox ... Man with Garbage Bags (uncredited)

Richard Epper ... Smoking Ninja (uncredited)

Directed by
Jon Turteltaub 
 
Writing credits
Kenny Kim (story)

Edward Emanuel (screenplay)

Produced by
Martha W. Chang .... producer (as Martha Chang)
Shunji Hirano .... executive producer
James Kang .... co-executive producer
Hiroshi Kusu .... co-producer
Woo-sang Park .... associate producer (as Richard Park)
Akio Shimizu .... co-producer
Susan Stremple .... line producer
Yuriko Matsubara .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Richard Marvin  (as Rick Marvin)
 
Cinematography by
Richard Michalak (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
David Rennie 
 
Casting by
Kim Williams 
 
Production Design by
Kirk M. Petruccelli  (as Kirk Petruccelli)
 
Art Direction by
Greg J. Grande  (as Greg Grande)
Ken Kirchner  (as Ken Kirchener)
 
Set Decoration by
Carol Pressman 
 
Costume Design by
Mona May 
 
Makeup Department
Angela Moos .... makeup artist (as Angela Margolis)
Barbara Olvera .... hair stylist
Tecy Worrall .... swing hair stylist
Tecy Worrall .... swing makeup artist
 
Production Management
Susan Stremple .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carla Bowen .... second assistant director
Alexandra Guzman .... second assistant director
Scott Harris .... first assistant director
Charlie Kao .... second unit director
J.B. Rogers .... first assistant director
Andrew C. Keeter .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Martin Grimes .... lead person (as Marty Grimes)
Ron Moser .... construction coordinator
Philip Schofield .... assistant property master
Tom Waisanen .... set dresser
Richard K. Wright .... property master (as Richard Wright)
 
Sound Department
John Adams .... boom operator
Rick Ash .... re-recording mixer
Bruce M. Honda .... adr recordist (as Bruce Honda)
Bruce M. Honda .... digital effects editor (as Bruce Honda)
Bruce M. Honda .... foley recordist
Fred Judkins .... sound editor
Steve Kageyama .... digital dialogue editor
Laura Macias .... foley artist
Sharon Michaels .... foley artist
Wayne Nakatsu .... supervising sound editor
Larry Pitman .... dubbing recordist
Paige Pollack .... foley artist
Bill V. Robbins .... sound mixer (as Bill Robbins)
Mark A. Rozett .... re-recording mixer (as Mark Rozett)
Darleen Stoker .... digital effects editor
David Yamamoto .... re-recording mixer
Dean A. Zupancic .... re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Bob McCarthy .... special effects coordinator (as Robert E. McCarthy)
Tom Ceglia .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Pete Antico .... stunts (as Peter Antico)
Brian Avery .... stunts
Mike Avery .... stunts (as Mikey Avery)
Rick Avery .... stunt coordinator
Rick Avery .... stunts
John Branagan .... stunts
Kurt Bryant .... stunts
Jeff Cadiente .... stunts
Danny Castle .... stunts
Doc D. Charbonneau .... stunts (as Doc Charbonneau)
Monty Cox .... second stunt coordinator
Monty Cox .... stunts (as Lamont Cox)
Richard Epper .... stunts
Dane Farwell .... stunts
Greg Gault .... stunts (as Gregory Gault)
Al Goto .... stunts
Keii Johnston .... stunts
Randy Lamb .... stunts
Eric Lee .... stunts
Dwayne McGee .... stunts (as Warren McGee)
Denney Pierce .... stunts (as Denny Pierce)
Pat Romano .... stunts (as Patrick Romano)
Birgit K. Schier .... stunts (as Birgit Schier)
Erik Stabenau .... stunts
Philip Tan .... stunts
Jack West .... stunts
Myung Kim .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Henry Coccetti .... best boy
Gary Dahlquist .... electrician
Gary Dahlquist .... generator operator
Tim Day .... best boy grip
Christopher Faloona .... additional photographer (as Chris Faloona)
Christopher Faloona .... gaffer (as Chris Faloona)
Gregory Franklin .... grip (as Greg Franklin)
Kirk R. Gardner .... steadicam operator
D.J. Harder .... second assistant camera
Martin Hilton .... camera assistant
Eric H. Lasher .... still photographer (as Eric Lasher)
Seong Ho Park .... first assistant camera
David Pearlberg .... dolly grip
Marie Pedersen .... camera assistant
Jeff Porter .... first assistant camera
Lee Schmicker .... electrician
Tom Schmieder .... electrician
Darrin Straff .... camera loader
Rafael E. Sánchez .... key grip (as Rafael Sanchez)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nicky Bradshaw .... wardrobe supervisor
Deva Stevens .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Thomas R. Bryant .... assistant editor (as Tom Bryant)
Pamela Choules .... first assistant editor
Donna A. Jackloski .... apprentice editor (as Donna Jacklosky)
Paul Kiernan .... assistant editor
Miriam Millan .... apprentice editor
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer (uncredited)
Laura M. Grody .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Paul Brinkman .... location manager
Darrin Lipscomb .... assistant location manager
Gregory Alpert .... assistant location manager: dailies (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Douglas M. Lackey .... music editor (as Douglas Lackey)
Richard Marvin .... music mixer (as Rick Marvin)
Richard Marvin .... music performer
Richard Marvin .... orchestrator
Bernard Matthews .... assistant music engineer (as Bernard Mathews)
Steven Scott Smalley .... orchestrator (as Scott Smalley)
Ken Thorne .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Michael Ballew .... transportation captain
Dean Curtis Black .... driver: honeywagon (as Dean Black)
David W. Dale .... driver (as Dave Dale)
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator (as Gino Hart)
Tim Negley .... driver
Ron Pope .... driver
Jay E. Vigil .... driver (as Jay Vigil)
Craig Williams .... driver
Roger Bojarski Jr. .... driver: honeywagon (uncredited)
John Rice Sr. .... driver: production van (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Tina Arvanites .... production assistant
Erik Bieber .... production assistant
Dawn Carroll .... production associate
Tasen Chou .... unit coordinator
Wendy Renskowski Dale .... assistant accountant
James Dean .... assistant coordinator
Craig Hosking .... helicopter pilot
Hedy James .... production assistant
Alex S. Kim .... assistant to producers
Aki Makino .... production assistant
Cheryl Miller .... production coordinator
Melanie Molyneux .... first aid: Rescues Unlimited
Amanda Peterson .... assistant: Mr. Petruccelli
Shawn Stevens .... crafts service/catering
Tom Taylor .... project consultant
Yuki H. Toyoyama .... production assistant (as Yuki Toyoyama)
Masonya Washington .... production assistant
Bonnie Weis .... production accountant
Marie Wilson .... studio teacher
Mary Wright .... script supervisor
Bundy Chanock .... set medic (uncredited)
John Siedenburg .... chef (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Tony Alda .... special thanks
Joannie Avery .... special thanks
Justin Berfield .... special thanks
Lorne Berfield .... special thanks
Shannon Chang .... special thanks
Jun Chung .... special thanks
Bruce Franklin .... special thanks
Richard Halsey .... special thanks
Michael Melby .... special thanks
Troy Power .... special thanks
Bradley Solomon .... special thanks
Jessica Stevens .... special thanks
Jon Turtle .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects
  • Wizards (as Wizard Inc.) (special effects)
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Additional Details

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MPAA:
Rated PG for martial arts action, mild language, and theme
Runtime:
84 min | Germany:93 min | Sweden:98 min (uncut version) | Argentina:87 min | 95 min (web version)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-12/9 | Germany:16 | Iceland:12 | Iceland:L (original rating) | Iceland:12 (video rating) | South Korea:All | Sweden:11 | UK:PG (cut) | USA:PG (certificate #31916)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
D.J. Harder, who portrays Hammer, was also the second assistant camera operator on the film. Aside from one other acting role, he continues to work behind the camera.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Grandpa Mori is fighting the ninjas when Snyder first visits,it is obvious that there is a double fighting in place of the real Mori.See more »
Quotes:
Tum Tum:[Emily nearly drinks a spiked soda] No, no, no, that's diarrhea.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Charlie's Angels" (1976)See more »
Soundtrack:
Kid PowerSee more »

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