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Ninja III: The Domination (1984)

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An evil ninja attempts to avenge his death from beyond the grave, by possessing an innocent woman's body.

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Sam Firstenberg

Writer:

James R. Silke
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shô Kosugi ... Yamada
Lucinda Dickey ... Christie
Jordan Bennett Jordan Bennett ... Billy Secord
David Chung ... Black Ninja
Dale Ishimoto Dale Ishimoto ... Okuda
James Hong ... Miyashima
Bob Craig Bob Craig ... Netherland
Pamela Ness Pamela Ness ... Alana
Roy Padilla Roy Padilla ... Winslow
Moe Mosley Moe Mosley ... Pickwick
John LaMotta John LaMotta ... Case
Ron Foster Ron Foster ... Jiminez
Steven Lambert ... Pilot (as Steve Lambert)
Earl W. Smith ... Jefferson (as Earl Smith)
Carver Barnes Carver Barnes ... Nicholson
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Storyline

The body of a sexy aerobics instructor is invaded by the evil spirit of a dying ninja. At first, changes in her behavior is limited to having strange interactions with an arcade game, doing sexy things with V8 juice, and being attracted to an unusually hairy police officer. But soon enough, she's systematically killing, ninja-style, the officers responsible for the ninja's death, and can only be stopped by another ninja! Written by Brian J. Wright <bjwright@acs.ucalgary.ca>

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He's the ultimate killer, she's the perfect weapon. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den sorte ninja See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,727,546, 16 September 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,610,785
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first film of a five picture deal for Lucinda Dickey who Menahem Golan wanted to make her a star very badly. The other films in the deal included Breakin', Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, Breakin' 3, which was planned but fell apart, King Solomon's Mines and it's sequel, Allan Quartermain And The Lost City of Gold. The latter three films didn't happen for her because she felt that both she and Cannon Films were totally tired of each other at that point. See more »

Goofs

When Billy confronts Christie as she steps out of the shower (after the massacre at the cemetery) she has a huge ugly bruise over her right eye. She attacks Billy and leaves, going to the old temple. She gets there, fights the good ninja and passes out. When Billy finds her and pulls off the ninja hood, the huge bruise is gone, all in the shade of about an hour. See more »

Quotes

Secord: You know? I am sick and tired about hearing how you don't like cops, cause I'm gonna tell you something Ms. Independence. I like being a cop. And if you don't want to go out with me just because I'm a cop, then the hell with you lady!
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Alternate Versions

The film was cut by 1 min 12 secs for its UK cinema release to remove all footage of metal throwing stars. All cuts were waived for the 2015 video release. See more »

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Featured in Best of the Worst: Ninja Movies (2014) See more »

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Love Bites
Performed by Sally Zapula
Music and lyrics by David Powell (as Dave Powell)
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Wicked!
3 May 2007 | by GOWBTWSee all my reviews

I've always been fascinated by ninjistsu, who would know that it will go further than beyond. In "Ninja III", it's fun creepy and intriguing. A ninja gets shot up by the police, and uses his spirit for revenge. The victim, a lovely young woman named Christie(Lucinda Dickey). She falls for the cop who was involved in the shooting. The love scene where she pours the V8 on her body knocked me out! The ninja's death gets the attention of another in Japan named Yamada(Sho Kosugi) he comes to America not only to save Christie, but to put the ninja back to the grave. Simply because he put out Yamada's left eye with a shuriken(throwing star). The fight scenes were excellent. I liked the part when the plywood falls on Yamada, and he splits it with his foot. And when he was caught, he tells the officer Christie was involved with that everything will be fine. Rule of thumb: Never under estimate a ninja. He took out the other cops without killing them. And he did his thing without worry. Of course, Chirstie did her best trying to put the ninja in his place for using her a tool for revenge. It was a good movie, great for martial arts buffs. 3 out of 5 stars!


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