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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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Action Fighter:And then there was this other guy... I gouged out his eyes, swapped them around, and then replaced them... as a joke!See more »
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Dubious at first, but gee I laughed..., 23 October 2005
Author: spidermatt01 from Australia

My wife got this movie out and I wasn't happy. However, it turned out to be one of the best "bad" movies I've ever seen. The post dubbing is particularly enjoyable, with large sequences dubbed in where there is no mouth movement at all. The dubbing is also fun on the crowd scenes. Large groups of baddies run toward the Tongan Ninja saying: "I'm ready to fight" and "I've got a big sword" etc. The fight sequences are a treat. Initially I was disappointed (I love a good fight), but as the style of the piece grew on me, I just enjoyed the sheer tackiness of it all. The final fight sequence is hilarious. If you want a good laugh this film is highly recommended.

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