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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 ... 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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Technical Specs

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

Even though the film takes place in California, every vehicle has a Utah license plate. See more »

Quotes

Cho Osaki: Only a ninja can stop a ninja.
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Alternate Versions

The version of the film that aired on pay cable channels in the mid 80s (HBO, Showtime and Cinemax)was the full uncut version containing all of the scenes that for some reason were missing on the VHS editions. Those channels used the print that was shown theatrically and not the same print used on the home video versions See more »

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Referenced in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Slash and Destroy (2013) See more »

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Great movie with lots of weapons
30 March 2005 | by pxiiSee all my reviews

This is a real classic Ninja movie with lots of weapons and real Ninja art. Okay it sometimes get a bit too much but it is still one of my favorite Ninja Films. If you like Ninja movies I think you got to see this one. The movie is about a Ninja who decides to move away from the ninja clan wars in Japan and live peacefully with his son in USA. As you might expect it doesn't go that easy to get peace. And while fighting and struggling with all his senses and abilities we get to see a lot of action. You will see all day living combined with training of a Ninja and the fighting with the bad guys. The bad guys is everything from common crocks to real villains with lots of abilities (Ninjas) The Weapons and hidden secret of the Ninja way is terrific and will give lots of joy when looking at this movie


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