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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 »

Director:

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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400 years of training in the art of sudden death... unleashed on 20th century America. 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)

Gross USA:

$13,168,027

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,168,027
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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

Menahem Golan was director of the first film, Enter the Ninja (1981)), and was to direct this one also, but shortly before production was to start he decided to turn over directing chores to Sam Firstenberg. Golan did remain as producer, however. See more »

Goofs

The van swerves for the same blue Toyota twice. See more »

Quotes

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

Other deleted scenes in the movie include the following:
  • In the opening scene when Sho Kosugi's family is murdered, a ninja throws a star at his older son. As he falls, you see a close-up of the star stuck in his head. Next is toward the end, when Brayden (evil ninja) hears someone in the stairwell. In the cut version, all you see is Brayden open the door and throw a smoke bomb. The un-cut version has the scene followed by Brayden slicing up both men, including cutting off one of their hands.
  • The last cut scene is when Brayden comes down through the celing and stabs two guards in the head with mini-spears.
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Great Ninja-film
9 August 1999 | by gausSee all my reviews

The best ninja-film ever made. A bit naive and weak on story, but the action scenes in this movie i one of the best ever made. Sho Kosugi & Virgil Frye has a reel talent in martial arts (but where are they now). A must for ninja-fans. I can't understand why this movie is banned in my country.


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