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8 November 2002 (USA) See more »
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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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Cast

  (in credits order)
Sam Manu ... Tongan Ninja (Sione Finau)

Jemaine Clement ... Action Fighter (Marvin)
Linda Tseng ... Miss Lee
Laura Hill ... Miss Lee (voice)

Raybon Kan ... Asian Sidekick
David Fane ... Herman the Henchman
Victor Rodger ... Mr. Big
Peter Daube ... Chef Guy

Jed Brophy ... 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
Marty Pine ... Wong
Hoani Siueva ... Hemi the Henchman
Tana Umaga ... Famous Rugby Player

Taika Waititi ... Graham (voice) (as Taika Cohen)
Mia Jewett ... Ryukyu Kempo Karate Club (uncredited)
Philippa Race ... Ninja Chick (uncredited)

Directed by
Jason Stutter 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jemaine Clement 
Jason Stutter 

Produced by
Andrew Calder .... producer (as Andrew Calder)
Sue Rogers .... executive producer
Jason Stutter .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Donaldson 
Plan 9 
Steve Roche 
 
Cinematography by
Sean O'Donnell 
Jason Stutter 
 
Film Editing by
Jason Stutter 
Jonathan Woodford-Robinson 
 
Sound Department
Matt Stutter .... sound designer
 
Special Effects by
Kevin Stevens .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Nick Booth .... scanning and recording supervisor: Weta Digital
Rieko Kanazawa .... digital artist
Mohan Ramachandran .... film recording technician
Sheldon Whittaker .... 3D animator
 
Stunts
Rod Fransham .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Cairns .... assistant camera
Chris Coad .... still photographer
 
Other crew
Adam Dransfield .... technical director
Bret McKenzie .... kitchen choreographer
Vanessa Redmond .... post production accountant
 

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83 min
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Australia:M (cable rating) | Australia:PG (original rating) | UK:12
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Tongan Ninja:He's your father?
Action Fighter:Yes, and what's more I am his son
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
So bad it's good!, 15 November 2004
Author: Michael Clough from Melbourne Australia

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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