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Ninja Masters --  Mandy slaves away at two jobs struggling to support her family while dreaming about resurrecting her father's martial arts academy, a once famous school now forgotten since an accident took his leg.
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Director:
Writer:
Sunny Chan (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1 May 2009 (China) See more »
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They are the perfect weapon
Plot:
Mandy slaves away at two jobs struggling to support her family while dreaming about resurrecting her father's martial arts academy, a once famous school now forgotten since an accident took his leg. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Despite the lack of ninjas this movie still kicked ass See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Luxia Jiang ... Nie Yi Yi - the Wushu Trainer
Sam Lee ... Chung Tin - the Bodyguard
Siu-Fai Cheung ... Ho Kwun - the Businessman
Peggy Tseng ... Susan - the Businessman's Wife
Wanja Götz ... Fighter in the Kitchen

Kane Kosugi ... Song Li Shan - Ho Kwun's Partner

Mike Möller ... Hip-hop Fighter
Andy Taylor ... Fighter
Eskindir Tesfay ... Kala

Courtney Wu ... Drunk Guest at Party
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hin-Wai Au

Directed by
Xin Xin Xiong 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sunny Chan  screenplay (as Wing-Sun Chan)

Produced by
Shu Gei Chan .... producer
Joe Ma .... producer
 
Stunts
Andy Taylor .... stunt double
Andy Taylor .... stunt performer
Andy Taylor .... stunt rigger
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Zhang wu shuang" - Hong Kong (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence
Runtime:
87 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Hong Kong:IIB | Singapore:PG | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46735)
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Despite the lack of ninjas this movie still kicked ass, 2 July 2013
Author: rgblakey from United States

The martial arts film seems to finally be making a comeback in the US market, but a far cry from the boom of the 80s and 90s. Most of the ones that still deliver come from the Asian film market and usually are slapped into a large scale period piece. Every so often you get one that feels more like an old school action film of the past, but a lot of time the action just doesn't live up to the hype. The latest to bring it into a more present day scenario is Ninja Masters but does it bring the action with it or will it be a quick knockout?

Ninja Masters follows a martial arts instructor who is hired as a bodyguard for a powerful couple. When they are kidnapped on her watch, she sets out on a mission to get them back. As her search begins she is given cryptic messages leading her into the world of underground fighting and will have to fight her way to the top to save her clients and get out alive. First and foremost there needs to be a disclaimer on this film. The action is awesome and the story delivers, but there is not a single ninja or anything related to ninjas in this movie. Clearly this was an US release decision to capture audience's attention and will most likely work. That being said the fight scenes are so awesome here you will quickly care less if there are ninjas or not. Sure there are some silly moments and over the top action, but for the most part the story doesn't matter as you are taken on a video game like journey through one awesome fight after another that is sure to keep you entertained. It starts off a bit slow, but rest assured once things get going you will have a blast.

This movie had the feeling of the old school martial arts films and works on just about every level. For the most part the actors all do a great job, but classic ninja movie fans will no doubt get a treat from seeing Kane Kosugi, son of Sho Kosugi, in action tearing up the scene at times even better than his legendary father. If you are a fan of old school martial arts films, then you will love Ninja Masters, just take the title as a nod to Kosugi and don't read into it and let yourself get in on the fun.

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