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: You fight like a clown
Action Fighter: That is because I was trained by a fool
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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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Almost too funny.
16 September 2006 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I own the DVD. I had to have it. It is just unfortunate that this piece of cinematic brilliance (Use your own judgment) only screened once in New Zealand (and as an ARTS film ?!?) when it received accolades in countries such as Finland and Bulgaria! I recommend it to anyone with a NZ sense of humor and also anyone who liked Kung Pow. I recommend it to all my friends. Then I hear that they recommended it to all their friends as well. I am still waiting for someone to tell me they did not like this move.

Be sure to check out the special features too. Lord of the Ring's Peter Jackson displays a rare view of his acting talent. If he is for this movie - you should be too!


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