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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Cast

Credited cast:
Sam Manu ...
Tongan Ninja (Sione Finau)
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Action Fighter (Marvin)
Linda Tseng ...
Miss Lee
Laura Hill ...
Miss Lee (voice)
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Asian Sidekick
David Fane ...
Herman the Henchman
Victor Rodger ...
Mr. Big
Peter Daube ...
Chef Guy
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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
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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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Tongan Ninja's master is indeed correct in saying that the meaning of the Chinese characters written on the Tongan Ninja's bandana is not "Good luck while flying". But the characters doesn't actually corresponds to the actual Chinese translation of the word "Fighting Spirit" but rather just the literal translation of the words "fight" and "spirit". See more »

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Tongan Ninja: You fight like a clown
Action Fighter: That is because I was trained by a fool
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Spoofs The Way of the Dragon (1972) See more »

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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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Great fun
21 October 2004 | by (Auckland, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Well-pitched parody. Its strength is that it doesn't take itself seriously but clearly appreciates (and sweetly imitates) the over-dubbed corny kung fu movie genre. The DVD commentary is very loose and laid-back (often funny) but explains why the movie was so suited to parodying this style: it took 3 years to film, on a minimal budget. The over-dubbing was necessary because they couldn't afford sound recording on set. It was a simple extra step to deliberately mis-time the dubbing (or you could take the word of the lead actor that they were all carefully schooled in the art of speaking lines out of sync with their lips). A cult movie, best viewed with a group of friends, some popcorn and a few beers. I highly recommend the "extras" on the DVD: hilarious cast interviews as well as interviews with Peter Jackson (who always wanted to make the movie, couldn't get the rights and had to settle for making LOTR).


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