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Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)

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An unlikely man raised by ninjas, goes against a counterfeiter with the help of the criminal's girlfriend.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Allison Page / Sally Jones
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Gobei
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Martin Tanley
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Keith Cooke ...
Nobu (as Keith Cooke Hirabayashi)
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Joey
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Izumo
Dale Ishimoto ...
Old Japanese Man
Daming Chen ...
Head Kobudosai
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Mr. Ozaru
Curtis Blanck ...
Billy
Tom Bailey ...
Billy's Dad
Jason Tobin ...
Busboy (as Jason J. Tobin)
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Driver
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Storyline

Following a ship wreck, a baby is rescued by a clan of Ninja warriors and raised by them as one of their own. But Haru, as he is called, never quite fits in, nor does he manage to make a worthy Ninja. However, the good-natured and persevering Haru, in his own bumbling way, and with some help from Gobei, manages to prove himself to be a winner in the end. Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex related humor, martial arts violence and a humerous drug related scene | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 January 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le ninja de Beverly Hills  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$18,967,251 (USA) (24 January 1997)

Gross:

$31,235,710 (USA) (13 June 1997)
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Trivia

One of Chris Farley's final movie roles before his death on December 18th 1997. See more »

Goofs

Gobei lassos the guard dog when Haru sneaks onto Tanley's estate. The dog later reappears still lassoed, but on the end of a different rope on a different part of the mansion. See more »

Quotes

Haru: The blackness of my belt is like the inside of a coffin on a moonless night.
Joey: That's pretty black, Man.
Haru: It is a black art, and I, Haru, am the blackest of the black. Or rather the great white black art... Blackest... Master.
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Spoofs Enter the Dragon (1973) See more »

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Written by Carl Douglas
Performed by Carl Douglas
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Silly, but funny. Fine for most kids.
9 September 2004 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

This is my son's favorite movie. Of course he is 10. My husband and I watch it and find it entertaining as well. It is silly and the physical comedy can be over the top, but that is classic Farley. We also like Tommy Boy, another Farley classic, and Dirty Works also with Farley, all though that flick is definitely not appropriate for children. Beverly Hills Ninja, however is appropriate for most children 10 and over. Pretty mild by today's standards.

One of my favorite performances in this movie is the work of supporting actor Robin Shou. He is a great straight man and shows great martial arts skills as well as comedic timing. Chris Rock also has a small roll in this film.


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