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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)
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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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Quotes:
Action Fighter:So, you are the infamous Gun Man
Gun Man:That's right
Action Fighter:I hear your good with guns
Gun Man:I'm not just good; I'm the best
Action Fighter:I heard you were good. I once knew a man who was good with children. They called him; Children Man. Know him?
Gun Man:I kneecapped him and then I killed him
Action Fighter:Nice
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
"He was killed... by a fish!", 20 September 2005
Author: toxiemite from Melbourne, Australia

I read a review of this film which compared it to Bruce Lee's Way of the Dragon. What really astounded me about this review was that it's author actually took this movie seriously, as if it were striving for acceptance as a martial arts film.

Why is this world full of people who take things too literally and lack a sense of humour? Tongan Ninja is an hysterical little (dare I say) home-made indy picture with the sole purpose of generating a laugh or two. I don't think there was a 20 second gap in which i wasn't laughing.

To get the most out of this film, do as I did and gather a lot of friends together and watch it in numbers.... unless you are one of the mentioned people I spoke of before who don't have a sense of humour and take everything in life literally (you are the people who will die prematurely). I guarantee you will cack yourself stupid! If you're a fan of Kung-Pow... see Tongan Ninja. If anything, watch it for the opening credit sequence. Pure Gold!

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