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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

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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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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ninja | ship wreck | murder | japan | slow | See All (103) »

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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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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 was injured on the set while doing one of his own stunts. When he was trying to hide like a ninja and jump through the wall - during one take he dove into the wall and hit a stud which did not break. 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

Allison: [walks in and stands in the Dojo doorway] Hello?
[jumps and the Bo staff in Harus hands flies across the room]
Allison: Is this the Takagura Dojo?
Haru: UUHH? Yyaa... I uummm...
Allison: Maybe I should come back later.
Haru: No wait, don't go, I mean... Yes this is the Takagura Dojo. Please come in and have a seat. I am Haru. Wait!
[stops her from sitting on a pair of throwing stars, throws them behind him and hits a target with perfect aim]
Allison: That's impressive. I am in need of a ninja, but you seem to be white.
Haru: Aaahhh. You are ...
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Kung Fu Fighting
Written by Carl Douglas
Performed by Patti Rothberg
Courtesy of EMI Records
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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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