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

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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

The show starts out with a glowing Ninja star (Shriken) in red, which is the same one that Okasa (played by Sho Kosugi) throws in the pilot episode hitting John Peter McAllister (played by Lee Van Cleef) in the back and the same one that he carries around and then gives to Max Keller later on. See more »

Goofs

When Okasa throws a shuriken to the Master, a guard is clearly standing behind him with a gun pointed at him. After the shot of Okasa ducking away, we cut back to the Master but the guard is no longer there. See more »

Quotes

Max Keller: Hi, I'm Max Keller.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja I (1992) See more »

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The Master is a very good show!
25 February 2003 | by Movie NuttballSee all my reviews

This was good. Lee Van Cleef was very and Van Patten was good.The one with a very young Demi Moore was exciting. This was an excellent ninja show!If you like ninjas and are able to watch it and haven't yet do so because its good!


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