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Nine Deaths of the Ninja (1985)

Two anti-terrorist agents are assigned to free a busload of American schoolchildren in the Philippines who are taken hostage by terrorists.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shô Kosugi ... Spike Shinobi
Brent Huff ... Steve Gordon
Emilia Crow Emilia Crow ... Jennifer Barnes (as Emilia Lesniak)
Blackie Dammett ... Alby the Cruel
Regina Richardson Regina Richardson ... Honey Hump
Vijay Amritraj ... Rankin
Lisa Friedman Lisa Friedman ... Tour Guide
Kane Kosugi ... Kane
Shane Kosugi Shane Kosugi ... Shane
Bruce Fanger Bruce Fanger ... Dr. Wolf
Sonny Erang Sonny Erang ... Rahji
Aiko Cownden Aiko Cownden ... Marisa Lee
Jennifer Crumrine Jennifer Crumrine ... Amanda
Helen McNeely Helen McNeely ... Mrs. Garcia
Protacio Dee Protacio Dee ... Feng Fu
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Storyline

A group of drug runners/freedom fighters has kidnapped a busload of tourists in the Philippines and is threatening to kill them all if one of their partners is not released from prison and the government doesn't halt its anti-drug policies. To stop the criminals, a trio of specialist soldiers are called in. Even with all their training, will they be able to stop the terrorists when they begin killing hostages and turning loose their squads of attack midgets? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The Ninja Master... is now The Ninja Avenger

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Action | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadly Warrior See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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The 1985 UK RCA/Columbia video version was cut by 4 minutes 5 secs by the BBFC to remove all footage of nunchakus and Japanese throwing stars. See more »

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Too many ways to reach # 1....(Out of 10)
7 August 2006 | by fmarkland32See all my reviews

Nine Deaths Of The Ninja stars Sho Kosugi as a Ninja who with commando Brent Huff kicks a lot of terrorist butt while saving hostages in the process of this painful Ninja movie which could very well be the worst ninja movie ever made. Imagine that, worse than American Ninja 3, worse than Ninja III:The Domination, worse than Ninja Turf, worse than any Godfrey Ho ninja movie. Does that say anything or what? Nine Deaths Of The Ninja was terrible when it came out but now it is even more unwatchable. The action sequences are badly staged and the movie is so awful we can't believe what we are seeing half of the time. Worst of all is that Kosugi rarely uses his martial arts skills and in general seems wasted in this effort. Also of note is that the terrorist angle was lame since this happens in some third world country where this was obviously filmed on the cheap. This is one really bad movie but worst of all is just how direly unwatchable it all is. It is dull, badly made and just cringe inducing to watch. It is quite possibly the worst ninja movie ever made and although I haven't seen every Ninja movie, I highly doubt that anything can be worse than this stinker.

1/2* out of 4-(Awful)


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