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The Master 

An aging American ninja master and his headstrong young apprentice search for the elder man's daughter.

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Michael Sloan
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1984  
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Lee Van Cleef ...  John Peter McAllister / ... 13 episodes, 1984
Timothy Van Patten ...  Max Keller 13 episodes, 1984
Shô Kosugi ...  Okasa 13 episodes, 1984
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Storyline

John Peter Macallister was a Korean veteran who, after serving, decided to live in Japan, and, while there, he studied Ninjitsu and became a Ninja. Thirty years later, he learned that he has a daughter, so left to find her. Apparently, though, he can't leave the sect that he is with, because it means that he is now marked for death. He manages to escape, and, upon arriving in the States, he meets Max Keller, a drifter who has a penchant for getting involved with other people's problems and helping them out if he can. Max and Macallister hook up, with Max helping Macallister find his daughter, and Macallister teaching him the ways of the ninja. At the same time, evading Okasa, one of Macallister's students, who is now sworn to kill him. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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The Master Is Here! He's the supreme warrior. Even his eyes can kill you. His student is the supreme heartthrob. His eyes can melt you


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Master Ninja See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the Episode Kunoichi, in middle of the episode it is revealed that one of the villains was a female ninja in training Allison Grant, a reporter who turned out to be Okasa's student. Sho Kosugi would later after this series aired, would battle of a "possessed" female ninja played by Lucinda Dickey in Ninja 3: The Domination as the good guy not the villain like he was featured on the show. See more »

Goofs

The roof of the bar begins to collapse before the Master kicks it. See more »

Quotes

Max Keller: Don't worry, I won't leave this bar through the window.
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Alternate Versions

2 episodes of the series were combined into a feature-length video release titled "Master Ninja I". An additional feature-length video combining two episodes was released under the title "Master Ninja II". See more »

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Lighten UP! unbelievable, ridiculous, inane but SO MUCH FUN!!!
5 May 2003 | by jake-87See all my reviews

I remember the series well... An, the memories.. only back then I

didn't realize how preposterous the whole thing was - Van Cleef looked more like a 90 pound weakling than a NINJA . He looked old and tired... But I LOVED him... VanPatten was the one miscast... NO Chemistry!! Be sure to see the last episode (If you can find any of them, I did on VHS)... The Master is back on an old West movie location, and feels right at home.. in fact he says so.. nice touch to end the series... Now that i'm old too, I wish I could move like the Master but then... that was a stunt double... Van Cleef you hombre.. rest in peace... you didn't seen at all out of place as a Ninja master but then... I never saw you as a old west Cowboy first! I loved this series!! Look

on VHS


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