The Tongan Ninja is sent by his master, to the island of New Zealand to help a floundering Chinese restaurant, but the mysterious Mister Big tries to stop the eatery's way by sending numerous villains.



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Credited cast:
Sam Manu ...
Tongan Ninja (Sione Finau)
Action Fighter (Marvin)
Linda Tseng ...
Miss Lee
Laura Hill ...
Miss Lee (voice)
Asian Sidekick
David Fane ...
Herman the Henchman
Victor Rodger ...
Mr. Big
Peter Daube ...
Chef Guy
Bank Manager)
Sean Allan ...
Knife Man
Aaron Cubis ...
Gun Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Grant Clifford ...
Graham the Henchman
Charles Lum ...
Master Magasaki / Uncle Lee
Charley Murphy Samau ...
Tongan Ninja Child
Brett Ormsby ...
Chang the Waiter


A young child is stranded in Tonga when his plane crashes and his father is eaten by a fish. He trains in a dojo till he becomes the Tongan Ninja. The Tongan Ninja is dispatched to the island nation of New Zealand in order to help a brother of his master with his floundering Chinese restaurant. But the mysterious Mister Big stands in the eatery's way as he sends numerous villains such as Knife Man, Gun Man, and the super-sexy Action Fighter who may know a lot about the hero.

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A film that will touch your heart... after it's finished with your teeth, ribs, spleen and kneecaps. See more »


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Tongan Ninja - La fureur des îles  »

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Majority of the plot is inspired from the film The Way of the Dragon (1972). See more »


Action Fighter: Welcome to my patio of death!
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Spoofs The Way of the Dragon (1972) See more »


How Deep Is Your Love
by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb
Published by Gibb Brothers Music
Used With The Permission Of BMG Music Publishing Australia Pty. Limited
Sung by Luma Patea
With Backing Vocals by Samuel Samuel, Richard Samuel, Phill Darkins
Music Arranged, Recorded & Produced by Bruno Barrett-Garnier
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Dubious at first, but gee I laughed...
23 October 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

My wife got this movie out and I wasn't happy. However, it turned out to be one of the best "bad" movies I've ever seen. The post dubbing is particularly enjoyable, with large sequences dubbed in where there is no mouth movement at all. The dubbing is also fun on the crowd scenes. Large groups of baddies run toward the Tongan Ninja saying: "I'm ready to fight" and "I've got a big sword" etc. The fight sequences are a treat. Initially I was disappointed (I love a good fight), but as the style of the piece grew on me, I just enjoyed the sheer tackiness of it all. The final fight sequence is hilarious. If you want a good laugh this film is highly recommended.

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