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3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994)

 -  Family | Comedy | Action  -  6 May 1994 (USA)
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During a championship baseball match, the three brothers hear that their grandfather in Japan is in trouble, and head out to help him, conceding the match. When they arrive in Japan, they ... See full summary »

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During a championship baseball match, the three brothers hear that their grandfather in Japan is in trouble, and head out to help him, conceding the match. When they arrive in Japan, they must use all their powers to defend him against his ancient enemy, who has returned to exact revenge. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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Colt, Rocky and Tum Tum are back for bigger kicks in an all new adventure

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Family | Comedy | Action

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Rated PG for martial arts action and some mild language | See all certifications »

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6 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$11,784,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Despite being set in Japan, all the Asian songs on the soundtrack are Korean. See more »

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In the first film, Colt is shown as being able to throw stars with strong accuracy. He is even able to throw CD's at Marcus and Hammer. Yet, in this film, Miyo has to train him to throw stars because he can not do it. See more »

Quotes

Jeffrey 'Colt' Douglas: [a Ninja whips out a cell phone instead of his sword] What are you gonna do, talk us to death?
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Followed by 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998) See more »

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Nunun Wheh (Why You)
Written by Seung Ho Lee and Jim Kim
Performed by Chuli and Miae
Courtesy of Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd
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blast from the past
22 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

what a fantastic blast from the past. the comedy, the generic character dynamics, and the morals hold up even now more than a decade later.

the movie centers around 3 children - rocky, colt, and tum tum (the last who is too young to be anything but comedic relief) and their quest to help their grandfather return a mythical dagger. but along the way, they utilize their grandfather's teachings on being a ninja (using "ninjuity" - their words, not mine) and begin an adventure that strikes of an indiana jones tale on a smaller, tamer scale.

the camera pans are excellent - probably an unnoticed feature of the movie is the way they show first person perspective, and the way they shoot japan from the perspective of the 3 ninjas. the comedy is gold (at least for the time).

the movie is designed for children and engages in childish humor - you have silly slapstick, childish repartee, fart jokes, and the whole gamut of tame childhood morals and experiences.

i have never seen any other 3 ninjas movie, but i do know i saw this one over and over again when i was a kid. i heavily recommend it for kids although adults won't appreciate it as much or at all if they're seeing it for the first time. otherwise the nostalgia factor is super high.


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