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Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 17 January 1997 (USA)
A man tries to rescue a woman with a little help from his half brother.

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Cast

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Allison Page / Sally Jones
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Gobei
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Martin Tanley
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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
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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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ninja | ship wreck | murder | japan | slow | See All (103) »

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Master of disaster. See more »

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Action | Comedy

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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Chris Farley's brothers appear in the film as cops, right before he disappears behind the cloud of smoke. See more »

Goofs

When Haru is showing off his ninja skills to Sally Jones/Allison Page at the Tacha Guru Dojo and barely nicks the shelves holding the ancient warrior ashes, you can hear the sound of some sort of a spring that triggers the shelves to collapse and fall. See more »

Quotes

Haru: I am one with the universe. I am one with the universe.
[Sees a stripper]
Haru: NO I AM NOT ONE WITH THE UNIVERSE!
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Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Tsugihagi Boogie Woogie
Written by Tortoise Matsumoto
Performed by Ulfuls
Courtesy of Toshiba EMI Limited
under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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For fans and not to many others.
11 April 2006 | by (Alberta, Canada) – See all my reviews

This film is great for fans of Chris Farley. Since I am a fan I liked it more than most people would. But if I really look at this movie as a normal moviegoer and not biased I'd say it's a silly, messy, clumsy piece of work.

The story is just there to show off Chris Farley's goofiness which it does quite well. None of it believable for a second but I don't think it is supposed to be.

The music used throughout fits it good enough. The acting is average at best. Of all Farley movies this is one of the best.

Overall I would definitely recommend this film to fan's of Farley's antics. See it for that reason only.


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