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American Ninja 5 -- In this latest installment of the popular film series, David Bradley returns as a high-kicking martial arts expert and American soldier dedicated to protecting his country here and abroad.


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Release Date:
30 July 1993 (Brazil) See more »
The Magic Power of the Ninja Is About to Reveal Itself...
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. | Add synopsis »
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So What's The Worst Movie Of All Time?
 (From Manny the Movie Guy. 9 April 2013, 6:09 PM, PDT)

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Nice if you like David Bradley, but the worst of the 5 See more (28 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
David Bradley ... Joe Kastle
Lee Reyes ... Hiro
Anne Dupont ... Lisa

Pat Morita ... Master Tetsu

James Lew ... Viper

Clement von Franckenstein ... Glock

Marc Fiorini ... Flathead

Aharon Ipalé ... 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
Rufino Perez ... Ninja 6
Vicente Vasquez ... Ninja 7
Fabrizio Mummolo ... Flathead's Driver
Tony Morey ... Taxi Driver
Francisco Moreno ... Emil
Julio Mujica ... Butcher
Freddy Alvarado ... Ramon
Alfredo Sandoval ... Zubino
Víctor Cárdenas ... Victor Lebon (as Victor Cardenas)

Directed by
Bob Bralver  (as Bobby Gene Leonard)
Writing credits
Greg Latter (story)

George Saunders (written by) &
John Bryant Hedberg (written by)

Produced by
Ovidio G. Assonitis .... producer
Bob Bralver .... producer
Caupolican Ovalles .... producer: Prismavision
Sam Perlmutter .... executive producer
Jonathan Tzachor .... line producer: Venezuela
Original Music by
Daniel May 
Cinematography by
Roberto Forges Davanzati (director of photography) (as Robert Forges)
Film Editing by
Claudio M. Cutry  (as Claude Cutry)
Production Design by
Davide Bassan  (as David Bassan)
Art Direction by
Eugenio Ulissi 
Costume Design by
Mary Walbridge 
Makeup Department
Ismar Bilancieri .... key makeup artist
Lauren McGuire .... makeup artist
Production Management
Franco Casellato .... post-production supervisor
Judd Lynn .... production manager: Venezuela (as Chip Lynn)
Scott Penny .... executive in charge of production
Wendy Walters .... production manager: Los Angeles
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francisco Moreno .... second assistant director: Venezuela
Art Department
Gualcaipuro de la Torre .... construction coordinator
Rubén González .... property master
Sound Department
Roberto Arcangeli .... foley artist
Roberto Arcangeli .... sound effects editor
Marco Di Biase .... sound mixer
Luigi Di Fiori .... ultra stereo consultant
Nelson Ferreira .... adr editor
Nelson Ferreira .... dialogue editor
Edmondo Gintili .... sound effects editor
Leslie La Penna .... supervising sound editor
Pina La Rosa .... assistant sound editor
Oswaldo Lara .... sound apprentice: Venezuela
Danilo Moroni .... sound re-recording mixer
Frank Rojas .... boom operator
Brian Slack .... ultra stereo consultant
Donatella Taccari .... assistant sound editor
Vito Tetro .... assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Mario Ciccarella .... special effects coordinator
Christian J. Fletcher .... stuntman (as Christian Fletcher)
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunt coordinator: second unit
Erik Paulson .... stunts
Spike Silver .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Vincenzo Carpineta .... camera operator: Venezuela
Massimo Gengarelli .... first assistant camera: Venezuela
Luigi Pasqualini .... gaffer
Massimo Pau .... director of photography: additional photography
Massimo Pau .... second cinematographer
Fernando Quiñones .... second assistant camera: Venzuela
Fernando Quiñones .... second assistant camera: Venzuela
Alirio Rojas .... best boy
Rafael Salvatore .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yolly Leon .... assistant wardrobe: Venezuela
Other crew
Andrea Berretti .... script apprentice: Venezuela
Tibisay Maldonado .... production secretary: Venezuela
Monica Ochoa .... script supervisor
Livia Pastorelli .... production accountant
David Ramos .... construction worker: Venezuela
Ayari Rodriguez .... assistant accountant: Venezuela
Jannyzell Rojas .... production secretary: Venezuela
Eneida Sanchez .... production coordinator: Venezuela
Brian Thomas .... armorer
Tamara Torres .... location manager
Pablo Uribe .... construction worker: Venezuela
Tadashi Yamashita .... martial arts coordinator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"American Dragons" - USA (cable TV title)
"American Ninja V" - USA (alternative title)
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102 min
Color (Telecolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:12 (DVD rating) | Norway:18 (video premiere) | South Korea:All | UK:18 (video premiere) (cut) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #31879)

Did You Know?

This film was not originally intended to be part of the American Ninja franchise. Cannon Pictures made it under the title American Dragons (it is even shown on many cable TV stations with this title) but the title was changed to American Ninja V before release. This explains why star David Bradley plays Joe, a different character than the Sean Davidson character he played in American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt and American Ninja 4: The Annihilation.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Viper:Now you shall taste my poison!See more »
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Nice if you like David Bradley, but the worst of the 5, 4 January 2009
Author: Ninja-Bandit from Latvia

First time watching it I was greatly disappointed as I was expecting something like AN 3. Its the worst of the 5 mainly because of the kid. That kid with little ninja experience could beat other adult ninjas with ease, come on! Perhaps it was made for 10-11 year old kids. Didn't like the cheap jokes either. This is a low budged B-movie, but I think it didn't require much to be become a good movie, like the first 4. The quality of acting and sites are good, action wise not bad, but its those childish jokes that makes it the worst. If they made it more serious without those dumb jokes and more realistic more heroic, those 10-11 year old kids would like it even more. There is much less violence in this movie than in first four, which is fine. Still better than nothing, enjoyed Bradley acting and another ninja movie. Actually I would take more like these if it were possible.

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