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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.

Director:

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 ... 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 »


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Trivia

The film was shot in 1983 with Lucinda Dickey quickly starting work on Breakin' not long after. Cannon Films held the film up for release and finally released it in the fall long after the success of Breakin' and right before its' sequel, Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo would be released three months after. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Christie crushes a pool ball, it's obvious that the ball is a shell filled with white powder and not a solid ball. See more »

Quotes

Christie: If you're gonna book me then book me. Otherwise just let me out.
Secord: I'm not gonna book you. I wanna take you to my old neighborhood. There's a guy there I want you to beat up for me.
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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 »

Connections

References Breakin' (1984) See more »

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Welcome To The Party
Written and performed by David Powell (as Dave Powell)
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Just Great
31 October 2011 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

This is one of the many Golan - Globus made movie. They had series of low budget movies that were pretty entertaining. This is one of it.

For almost no reason at all (At least it's not explained in the movie), a guy comes into a cave looking for a hidden sword. He finds it, and the sword transforms him into a super ninja. He then goes out to a golf course, and kills a couple (Again it's not explained who they were) and gets chased by the cops. Cops shoots him with guns and shot guns, but the ninja guy doesn't die (Again no reason). Then he escapes, and meets a girl (Lucinda Dicky). Then a strange thing happens: The spirit of the sword transfers to the girl, and now the girl becomes the super ninja. Then the possessed girl goes out on the revenge on people that shot the first ninja guy. Now enter Sho Kosugi. He's a ninja too, and seems to know all about what's going on, and shows up at key locations (Again for no reason explained). How would they save the girl from the ninja possession ?

This is movie that's purely made for entertainment. As you can see, the premise of the story suddenly happens, and then just keeps going without any explanation, but you don't care because of Lucinda's physical charm. She's the most beef cake actress I've ever seen. Other supporting actors are pretty good. Whatever the reason, the producers knew what they were doing, because this is an entertaining movie.

It's a good movie, and is recommended for viewing.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ninja III: The Domination See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,727,546, 16 September 1984

Gross USA:

$7,610,785

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,610,785
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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