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1. American Ninja (1985)

R | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.5
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20 Metascore

American soldier, obviously very skilled in martial arts, single-handedly takes on mercenaries in the Philippines.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, Judie Aronson, Guich Koock

Votes: 12,686 | Gross: $10.50M

2. Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.0
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55 Metascore

A developer tries to bulldoze a community recreation center. The local breakdancers try to stop it.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo Quinones, Michael Chambers, Susie Coelho

Votes: 3,372 | Gross: $15.10M

3. Ninja III: The Domination (1984)

R | 92 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller

5.3
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An evil ninja attempts to avenge his death from beyond the grave, by possessing an innocent woman's body.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Shô Kosugi, Lucinda Dickey, Jordan Bennett, David Chung

Votes: 3,431 | Gross: $7.61M

4. Revenge of the Ninja (1983)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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After his family is killed in Japan by ninjas, Cho and his son Kane come to America to start a new life. He opens a doll shop but is unwittingly importing heroin in the dolls. When he finds... See full summary »

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Shô Kosugi, Keith Vitali, Virgil Frye, Arthur Roberts

Votes: 3,985 | Gross: $10.33M

5. Sweating Bullets (1991–1993)

60 min | Action, Drama

7.9
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Nick Slaughter, an ex-RCMP and DEA agent, who had dropped out of society after being fired from his job, relocates to the Florida town of Key Mariah to start a detective service. In the ... See full summary »

Stars: Rob Stewart, Carolyn Dunn, Ian Tracey, Ari Sorko-Ram

Votes: 1,440

6. American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

4.9
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39 Metascore

On a remote Caribbean island, Army Ranger Joe Armstrong investigates the disappearance of several marines, which leads him to The Lion, a super-criminal who has kidnapped a local scientist and mass-produced an army of mutant Ninja warriors.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, Larry Poindexter, Gary Conway

Votes: 7,418 | Gross: $4.00M

7. Avenging Force (1986)

R | 104 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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A senator is targeted by the Pentangle, a right wing paramilitary group. His pal, a former CIA agent and martial artist, tries to help him. The group kidnaps the agent's sister and tries to hunt him down, "The Most Dangerous Game" style.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, James Booth, William Wallace

Votes: 2,200 | Gross: $4.68M

8. Crocodile (2000 Video)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.8
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A group of college friends are attacked by a giant, man-eating crocodile while on spring break.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Mark McLachlan, Caitlin Martin, Chris Solari, D.W. Reiser

Votes: 3,616

9. American Samurai (1992)

R | 94 min | Action

4.9
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An American reporter teams up with a martial arts expert, whose half-brother is a "yakuza"--Japanese mafia--drug dealer to battle swordsmen from around the world n a Turkish arena.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: David Bradley, Mark Dacascos, Valarie Trapp, Rex Ryon

Votes: 1,654

10. Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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The history of the independent film company, The Cannon Film Group, Inc..

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Sam Firstenberg, David Paulsen, Luigi Cozzi, Menahem Golan

Votes: 4,692

11. Operation Thunderbolt (1977)

PG | 124 min | Action, Drama, History

6.7
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In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to ... See full summary »

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Yehoram Gaon, Gila Almagor, Assi Dayan, Klaus Kinski

Votes: 765

12. The Jesus Film (1979)

G | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.2
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Jesus of Nazareth,the son of God raised by a Jewish carpenter. Based on the gospel of Luke in the New Testament,here is the life of Jesus from the miraculous virgin birth to the calling of ... See full summary »

Directors: John Krish, Peter Sykes | Stars: Brian Deacon, Rivka Neuman, Alexander Scourby, Niko Nitai

Votes: 1,951

13. Mansion of the Doomed (1976)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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An insane surgeon finds himself up to his armpits in eyeballs after guilt prompts him to begin removing the eyes of abducted people in hopes of performing transplants on his daughter who ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Pataki | Stars: Richard Basehart, Gloria Grahame, Trish Stewart, Lance Henriksen

Votes: 495

14. Delta Force 3: The Killing Game (1991)

R | 97 min | Action, Adventure

3.1
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A terrorist places an atom bomb somewhere in an American metropolis. The president of the U.S. has no other choice; he has to call Delta Force.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Nick Cassavetes, Eric Douglas, Mike Norris, Matthew Penn

Votes: 745

15. Spiders II: Breeding Ground (2001)

R | 96 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

3.1
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Jason and Alexandra 'Alex', a close couple, lose their sail yacht in a storm and are grateful to get picked up by Captain Jim Bigelow's commercial carrier. Suspicious about the rough ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Stephanie Niznik, Greg Cromer, Daniel Quinn, Richard Moll

Votes: 1,386

16. McCinsey's Island (1998)

PG | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.2
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A former secret agent finds a treasure map and decides to find the loot. But he is not the only one.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Hulk Hogan, Grace Jones, Robert Vaughn, Todd Sheeler

Votes: 533

17. Cyborg Cop (1993)

R | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi

4.2
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Ex-D.E.A. Agent Jack receives an emergency message from his brother Phillip, whose team was ambushed on the Caribbean island of St. Keith. Jack goes to St. Keith to find his brother, who ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: David Bradley, John Rhys-Davies, Todd Jensen, Alonna Shaw

Votes: 962

18. Diamonds (1975)

PG | 108 min | Crime, Drama

5.0
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Richard Roundtree (SHAFT), Robert Shaw (JAWS) and $100 Million of the Hottest Rocks in the World!

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Robert Shaw, Richard Roundtree, Barbara Hershey, Shelley Winters

Votes: 223

19. In Search of the Last Action Heroes (2019)

Documentary | Announced

"In Search of the Last Action Heroes" the most comprehensive retrospective of the '80s action film genre ever made.

Director: Oliver Harper | Stars: Scott Adkins, Eric Roberts, Michael Jai White, Paul Verhoeven

20. Lepke (1975)

R | 110 min | Biography, Drama

5.6
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Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter is head of Murder Inc., the syndicate that spattered the headlines of the day with blood.

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Tony Curtis, Anjanette Comer, Michael Callan, Warren Berlinger

Votes: 285

21. Operation Delta Force (1997 TV Movie)

R | 93 min | Action, Thriller

3.6
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A team of military experts and scientists go after a terrorist group that has seized a deadly virus and is threatening to release it.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Ernie Hudson, Jeff Fahey, Rob Stewart, Frank Zagarino

Votes: 804

22. Cyborg Cop II (1994)

R | 97 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.7
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A fancy, loner cop loses his partner to a crazed terrorist during a hostage rescue. He settles for the terrorist going to Death Row in jail. What Jack doesn't know is that the terrorist ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: David Bradley, Morgan Hunter, Jill Pierce, Victor Melleney

Votes: 697

23. The Alternate (2000)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama

2.8
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A staged kidnapping of the President of the United States becomes very real, forcing a lone hero to save the day.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Eric Roberts, Bryan Genesse, Ice-T, Michael Madsen

Votes: 691

24. Quicksand (2002)

R | 92 min | Drama, Thriller

4.4
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Randi Stewart is a sergeant on a marine base where her father is the commanding officer. She is being treated by the new base psychiatrist, Bill Turner. Her brother, Gordon Stewart is ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Brooke Theiss, Douglas Weston, Richard Kind

Votes: 194

25. Motel Blue (1997)

R | 96 min | Thriller

4.7
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Kyle Rivers has joined the Dpt of Defense as an investigator. Her first assignment is to do a background check on Lana Hawking, scientist for a top secret clearance.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Sean Young, Soleil Moon Frye, Rob Stewart, Robert Vaughn

Votes: 148

26. The Interplanetary Surplus Male and Amazon Women of Outer Space (2003 Video)

Unrated | 86 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.1
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Science professor Harvey Kirk is a sex addict and his marriage is falling apart. One night, sexy alien amazons kidnap him. They need him to repopulate their hot species. His wife hides in their spaceship and tries to save him.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: David Rabius, Michael Dorn, Barbara Sharp, Valentina Chepiga

Votes: 52

27. The Amorous Adventures of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza (1976)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Musical

4.0
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This adult movie is a costume period piece, filmed on location in Spain. Corey John Fisher stars as Don Quixote. The movie even included musical numbers, with suggestive lyrics too adult to be played on the radio.

Director: Raphael Nussbaum | Stars: Corey John Fisher, Hy Pyke, Shmuel Livneh, Adriana Van Hemert

Votes: 50

28. Groove Street (2018)

90 min | Action

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Old meets new when a dance instructor takes on a group of kids from the streets. They have a new style of dance but need the old school technique. Caught up in a world of drug lords and ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriel Koura | Stars: Claudia Wells, Ryan Ochoa, Raymond Ochoa, Michael Chambers

29. Riverbend (1989)

R | 106 min | Action, Drama

6.6
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A black major (Steve James) and his men are on the run from a rigged court martial and hide out in a small Georgia town where a cruel white sheriff is terrorizing the black population. ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Steve James, Margaret Avery, Tony Frank, Julius Tennon

Votes: 67

30. Blood Warriors (1993)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama

4.5
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An ex-Marine finds out a old buddy is leading a private army of mercenaries. When an ex-Marine refuses to join an old friendship's personal army of mercenaries a deadly violent battle erupts between the two men! And this is not good.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: David Bradley, Frank Zagarino, Jennifer Campbell, Frans Tumbuan

Votes: 146

31. Criss Cross (2001)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Thriller

6.0
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When maverick private eye Nick Slaughter is hired by the seductive and mysterious Liora Burke to investigate a dubious life insurance claim, almost everyone involved tells him it's nothing ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Rob Stewart, Carolyn Dunn, Ari Sorko-Ram, Cynthia Belliveau

Votes: 54

32. Remo, Rambo, Reagan and Reds: The Eighties Action Movie Explosion (2014 Video)

67 min | Documentary, Action

6.7
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This feature-length documentary takes a close look at some of the most popular action movies from the '80s and the different political overtones in them.

Director: Calum Waddell | Stars: Howard S. Berger, Donald P. Borchers, Garrick Dion, Sam Firstenberg

Votes: 7

33. One More Chance (1983)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama

5.8
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An ex-convict, after spending six years in prison, tries to re-establish a relationship with the son he hasn't seen in all that time.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: John LaMotta, Marvin Flint, Kirstie Alley, Logan Clarke

Votes: 30

34. The Day We Met (1990)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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After being called for his mandatory yearly Israeli army reserve duty, Arik Schwartzman finds himself looking for a uniform wearing serial rapist. He is aided by Natalie, a young female soldier who looks for her lost father.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Yehuda Barkan, Rami Danon, Zachi Noy, Michal Yannai

Votes: 100

35. Tzanani Family (1976)

87 min | Comedy

7.4
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Director: Boaz Davidson | Stars: Gabi Amrani, Levana Finkelstein, Chaim Banai, Geula Nuni

Votes: 44

36. Nanaroscope ! (2017– )

7 min | Documentary

7.4
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Stars: Séverine Amato, Richard Tribouilloy, Fausto Fasulo, Christophe Bier

Votes: 8

37. Lupo Goes to New York (1976)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Director: Boaz Davidson | Stars: Yehuda Barkan, Gabi Amrani, Yehuda Efroni, Moti Giladi

Votes: 35

38. 500,000 Black (1977)

90 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: Shaike Ophir | Stars: Mosko Alkalai, Rachel Baharav, Gavri Banai, Rolf Brin

Votes: 22

39. The Fox in the Chicken Coop (1978)

90 min | Comedy

7.5
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Amitz Dolniker, an Israeli politician who speaks way to much has a heart attack in the middle of his speech. In the ambulance on the way to the hospital the doctor orders him to "go ... See full summary »

Director: Ephraim Kishon | Stars: Shaike Ophir, Seffy Rivlin, Zaharira Harifai, Ya'ackov Bodo

Votes: 74

40. For the Sake of the Dog (1979)

45 min | Drama

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Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Shmuel Atzmon, Ronit Chion, Pesach Guttmark, Haim Shinar

42. Worlds Apart (1979)

94 min | Drama

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After fighting the Arab armies, Assaf, an Israeli soldier, falls in love with an American living in the Arab district of Jerusalem. One day, he believes he recognizes a wanted terrorist.

Director: Barbara Noble | Stars: Amos Kollek, Shelby Livingston, Joe Cortez, Yossi Yadin

44. Bo Nefotzetz Million (1977)

90 min | Drama

6.2
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Director: Shmuel Imberman | Stars: Yehuda Barkan, Reuven Bar-Yotam, Jacques Cohen, Ilan Dar

Votes: 21

45. Force of One (2017 Video)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Jim Kunz | Star: Sam Firstenberg

46. Ninjapocalypse (2019)

Documentary

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An in-depth investigation into America's obsession with the Shadow Warrior, from the 1980s to now.

Directors: William Christopher Ford, Jim Towns | Stars: Jeff Imada, Gerald Okamura, Sam Firstenberg, Steven Lambert

47. Nanaroscope ! (2017– )
Episode: Clash of the Ninja (2017)

Documentary

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Director: Régis Brochier | Stars: Séverine Amato, Sam Firstenberg, Oscar Inostroza, Richard Tribouilloy

48. Sweating Bullets (1991–1993)
Episode: Deadly Switch: Part 1 (1992)

TV-14 | 49 min | Action, Drama

8.7
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A woman dies under suspicious circumstances at her dentist's. Her business partner receives the money from her life insurance. Then the money goes missing and more dead bodies turn up.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Rob Stewart, Carolyn Dunn, Ian Tracey, Ari Sorko-Ram

Votes: 7

49. Sweating Bullets (1991–1993)
Episode: Deadly Switch: Part 2 (1992)

TV-14 | 49 min | Action, Drama

9.2
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Nick is finally able to put the pieces of this complex case together, but he may have met his match this time.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Rob Stewart, Carolyn Dunn, Ian Tracey, Ari Sorko-Ram

Votes: 5

50. Sweating Bullets (1991–1993)
Episode: Double Fault (1992)

TV-14 | 49 min | Action, Drama

7.9
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An insurance company hires Nick and Sylvie to investigate if the wife of a man recently found decapitated and the sole beneficiary of his life insurance, had something to do with it. Nick's friend Spider, Tropical Heat owner, is introduced.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Rob Stewart, Carolyn Dunn, Ian Tracey, Pedro Armendáriz Jr.

Votes: 8



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