Max Keller and John Peter McAllister travel back to Max's old haunts where his father, Patrick, who's a drunken alcoholic lawyer lives and works with his blind assistant, Laura Crane, still grieving ...
Max and McAllister travel to another one of Max's old haunts where he searches for an old high school girlfriend who might be working at a local gym in Los Angeles. Soon the duo find trouble when a ...
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In 1956, the shy Jonathan's luck with girls changes when he wins the rebellious Gene as a friend in his last year of high school. Gene is adored by many girls and manages to teach Jonathan ... See full summary »
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After just completing his training at a ninja school, an army vet travels to the Phillippines and finds himself battling a land grabber who wants his war-buddy's property. He must also ... See full summary »
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
The show was inspired by the success of Enter The Ninja, which was released in 1981 and starred Sho Kosugi and Franco Nero and was a major success for Cannon Films which would spawn two sequels also starring Kosugi, Revenge of the Ninja and Ninja 3: The Domination and then followed by American Ninja, which would spawn four sequels. Kosugi also had three more ninja films in which he starred in: Pray For Death, Nine Deaths of the Ninja and Rage of Honor. See more »
The roof of the bar begins to collapse before the Master kicks it. See more »
This series will always live on in my memory despite my not having seen it for a number of years. Sho Kosugi was well cast as the ninja bad guy. It is such a shame that he never became a greater star, but such is life. However, the casting of Lee Van Cleef as the good ninja was just pitifully unrealistic. Whilst a fine actor, it required too much of a suspension of disbelief to believe he could do any of the martial arts maneauvers he was supposed to. He was just plain too old.
That said, I have many a fond memory of this series. No doubt, were I to watch them again now I would find many of the episodes cringe-inducing (just like some of the original Star Trek series). But still worth a look at on a rainy day.
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