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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Did You Know?


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 »


Tongan Ninja: He's your father?
Action Fighter: Yes, and what's more I am his son
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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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So bad it's good!
15 November 2004 | by (Melbourne Australia) – See all my reviews

I accidentally stumbled across this film while pay-TV channel surfing & I was left in stitches of this high farce. This film really does fall into the category of "it's so bad it's good".

The great thing about Tongan Ninja is that it doesn't take itself seriously, it knows that it is cheap, silly & instead of trying hide from this cheapness, it revels in it.

Dodgy stunts, bad & unnecessary dubbing, bad guys giving a runny commentary of themselves being beaten up by Tongan Ninja, a love story and a fearsome looking All Blacks rugby star, Tongan Ninja has it all! Catch it if you get the chance & leave your brains at the door.

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