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Enter the Ninja (1981)

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After just completing his training at a ninja school, an army vet travels to the Phillippines and finds himself battling a land grabber who wants his war-buddy's property. He must also ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Cole
... Mary Ann
... Hasegawa
... Venarius
... Frank
... Dollars
... The Hook
... Mr. Parker (as Constantin de Goguel)
Dale Ishimoto ... Komori
... Mr. Mesuda
... Pee Wee
... Elliot
... Alberto
Alan Amiel ... Maroon Ninja
Douglas Ivan ... Maroon Ninja (as Doug Ivan)
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Storyline

After just completing his training at a ninja school, an army vet travels to the Phillippines and finds himself battling a land grabber who wants his war-buddy's property. He must also fight his rival. Written by Michael Pilkington <mjpilkington@hotmail.com>

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Warriors of a lost martial art! Hired assassins ...human killing machines! See more »


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2 October 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ninja I  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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(uncut) | (edited for TV)

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(Metrocolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Franco Nero had no martial arts training, so he was doubled by writer and fight choreographer Mike Stone for the fight sequences. See more »

Goofs

In the final fight, Cole's sword is thrown out of the arena. Ten seconds later he is miraculously holding it again. See more »

Quotes

Charles Venarius: I want a ninja. Find me a ninja. I want Lander's land!
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Referenced in Blade II (2002) See more »

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A fun ninja flick for the tolerant viewer
26 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie has two sides. The ninja side is very well done, with tons of ninja weaponry, fighting techniques, and violence. The other side is cheesy 1980-esque humor with the occasional barroom brawl. If you can tolerate a few corny jokes and guys in tight jeans, then maybe this is the movie for you. I give this movie four shurikens (****) out of five.


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