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American Ninja 5 (1993)

 -  Action | Comedy  -  30 July 1993 (Brazil)
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When a scientists daughter is kidnapped, American Ninja (David Bradley), attempts to find her, but this time he teams up with a youngster he has trained in the ways of the ninja.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Bradley ...
Joe Kastle
Lee Reyes ...
Hiro
Anne Dupont ...
Lisa
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Master Tetsu
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Viper
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Glock
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Flathead
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Dr. Strobel (as Ron Ipale)
Norman Burton ...
Ambassador Halden
Tadashi Yamashita ...
Himself / Tadashi
Jose Guanchez ...
Ninja 1 (as José Guanchez)
Vincente Perez ...
Ninja 2
Jose Salvado ...
Ninja 3 (as José Salvado)
Carlos Ruiz ...
Ninja 4
Tommy Arias ...
Ninja 5
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Storyline

When a scientists daughter is kidnapped, American Ninja (David Bradley), attempts to find her, but this time he teams up with a youngster he has trained in the ways of the ninja.

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The Magic Power of the Ninja Is About to Reveal Itself...

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Action | Comedy

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American Dragons  »

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Trivia

The only American Ninja film to be part of the action-comedy sub-genre. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the film Lisa (Anne Dupont) doesn't wear any jewelery. When she is kidnapped, she is unconscious and carried away by the villain and is clearly wearing a metal watch on her left wrist. However, she was not wearing the watch up to the point where she is snatched by the villain and it's gone by the time she regains consciousness. See more »

Quotes

Viper: Now you shall taste my poison!
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Connections

Follows American Ninja (1985) See more »

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User Reviews

 
They took the name and an actor, but that's it.
11 August 2003 | by (In front of a computer) – See all my reviews

I hate this movie. It has absolutely nothing to do with any of the other American Ninja movies. It still has the mindless, bumbling ninjas that attack the star in usually poorly choreographed fight scenes, except now everything has been toned down for PG-13, smarmy, Kodak moment/comedic schtick.

David Bradley should be ashamed of himself. He is not cast as "Joe Armstrong" of the other movies, but as "Joe Kastle." An entirely new character that had nothing to do with any of the other movies. Not as "Sean Davidson," his previously dopey character. Did the writers think that we wouldn't notice this?

Most of the young Reyes kid's stunts are done by a big fat white guy stuntman. The reason I know this is because the camera makes it painfully obvious every time. The dialogue is corny, and David Bradley's comedic lines are absolutely wretched. The plot almost exactly mirrors part 2's plot: Mean rich guy with an accent that deals with other evil rich guys with accents has a "brilliant" scientist (with an accent) working for him to make some super chemical that will allow him to rule the world. Scientist with accent cannot quit or runaway because mean rich boss with accent has kidnapped his daughter (who does NOT have an accent.) American Ninja gets wrapped up in this fiasco by incredible luck and circumstances.

The "Super Ninja" of this movie is a vampire looking guy (James Lew) that farts everytime he appears or disappears. Pat Morita rounds out the cast in three scenes where his presence is entirely useless to the plot.

Most importantly, this movie suffers the most from one very large flaw, just like part 3: Micheal Dudikoff's entirely unemotive acting and hilarious fight sequences are not present. Thank Goodness he had the smarts to end it with part 4.


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