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Revenge of the Ninja (1983)

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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 »

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Sam Firstenberg

Writer:

James R. Silke (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shô Kosugi ... Cho Osaki (as Sho Kosugi Black Ninja)
Keith Vitali Keith Vitali ... Dave Hatcher
Virgil Frye ... Lt. Dime
Arthur Roberts ... Braden
Mario Gallo ... Caifano
Grace Oshita Grace Oshita ... Grandmother Osaki
Ashley Ferrare ... Cathy
Kane Kosugi ... Kane Osaki
John LaMotta John LaMotta ... Joe (as John La Motta)
Mel Hampton ... Detective Rios
Oscar Rowland ... One-Eyed Informant
Professor Toru Tanaka ... Sumo Servant (as Prof. Toru Tanaka)
Don Shanks ... Chief
Joe Pagliuso Joe Pagliuso ... Alberto
Ladd Anderson Ladd Anderson ... Thief #1
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Storyline

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 out that his friend has betrayed him, Cho must prepare for the ultimate battle he has ever been involved in. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Payback is deadly. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ninja II See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$509,106, 11 September 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,168,027, 31 December 1983
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cannon Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's budget was roughly around 700, 000 dollars. See more »

Goofs

During the van chase, the Indian is seen driving the van. When Cho jumps of the roof, he can be seen in the passenger's seat. After Cho lands on the roof he is back in the driver's seat. See more »

Quotes

Dave Hatcher: Hey man, you're late... But I got a piece of him. Not bad first time out.
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Connections

Referenced in Castle: The Way of the Ninja (2014) See more »

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Revenge of the 80's: Sho Kosugi's Cannon films!
7 November 2004 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Revenge of the Ninja (1983) was the second film in the "Ninja" series. This time Sho Kosugi is the good guy (ya!) and the Caucasians are the evil villains (Ya-ya!) Sho tangles with the mob over the usual scheme (drugs what else). The mob don't take too kindly to Japanese people but they picked the wrong guy to tangle with. Sho goes into action when his family's endangered. Using his skills in the ways of a ninja, Sho grabs his sword and stars and lays waste to the local mafia.

A better film than the first one. Although Sho Kosugi acts with all the emotion of a wooden Indian, he's one bad dude and is very credible as a hero. A fun action film filled with enough cheese and sleaze to entertaining fans of this genre. Followed by the weird and strange Ninja III: The Domination starring a very hot Lucinda Dickey!!

Recommended for Sho Kosugi fans and Cannon Film buffs. A film company that's sadly missed.

B+


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