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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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Kung fool! 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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Trivia

Chris Farley's name in the movie, Haru, means "Spring" in Japanese. See more »

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When he is posing as a chef in the Japanese restaurant, Haru throws the slab of meat onto the grill so that it lands on the opposite side. In the next shot, the meat is in the center of the grill. See more »

Quotes

Haru: Okey dokey, lets see what we got baking in the oven. Yeah, ya, ya, ya, ya. Not yet a match. Ok well, it looks like we are about one degree Celsius off on that ah magenta color. What I can do is quantify the 7F reading. To me they're just a little bit off, what I can do on that is run a pap smear, and that should even it out.
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Spoofs Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Too Sexy
Written by Fred Fairbrass, Richard Fairbrass, Rob Manzoli (as Rod Manzoli)
Performed by Right Said Fred
Courtesy of Charisma Records America, Inc. / Gut Reaction, Ltd.
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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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