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American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987)

R | | Action, Drama | 1 May 1987 (USA)
On a remote Caribbean island, Army Ranger Joe Armstrong investigates the disappearance of several marines, which leads him to The Lion, a super-criminal who has kidnapped a local scientist and mass-produced an army of mutant Ninja warriors.

Director:

Sam Firstenberg

Writers:

Gary Conway (story), Gary Conway (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Dudikoff ... Sgt. Joe Armstrong
Steve James ... Sgt. Curtis Jackson
Larry Poindexter ... Sgt. Charlie McDonald
Gary Conway ... Leo 'The Lion' Burke
Jeff Celentano ... Capt. 'Wild Bill' Woodward (as Jeff Weston)
Michelle Botes Michelle Botes ... Alicia Sanborn
Mike Stone ... Tojo Ken
Len Sparrowhawk Len Sparrowhawk ... Pat McCarthy
Jonathan Pienaar ... Tommy Taylor
Bill Curry Bill Curry ... Inspector Singh
Dennis Folbigge Dennis Folbigge ... Sir Cloudsly Smith
Elmo Fillis Elmo Fillis ... Toto
Ralph Draper Ralph Draper ... Prof. Sanborne
John Pasternack John Pasternack ... Vesuvius (as John Pasternak)
Gary Ford Gary Ford ... Ambassador Scruggs
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Storyline

On a remote Caribbean island, Army Ranger Joe Armstrong investigates the disappearance of several marines, which leads him to The Lion, a super-criminal who has kidnapped a local scientist and mass-produced an army of mutant Ninja warriors.

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Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Ninja 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,039,301, 3 May 1987, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,000,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The last movie Michael Dudikoff made with Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, but not the last one he made with Cannon. That was Chain of Command (1994). See more »

Goofs

Shortly after Capt. Woodward debriefs Jackson and Armstrong in his office, Armstrong emerges from the room in front of Jackson, despite them leaving in the reverse order. See more »

Quotes

Ambassador Scruggs: What do we do now, Leo?
Leo 'The Lion' Burke: [as he runs away] Kiss my ass.
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by 13 secs (28 secs for the video) to remove all footage of throwing stars. The DVD is uncut. See more »


Soundtracks

Move to the City
Written by Izzy Stradlin (as Izzy Stradlin'), Del James (as D.J.) and Chris Weber
Performed and Produced by Guns N' Roses
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improvement over the first
11 April 2002 | by MichaelM24See all my reviews

It's cheesy as all hell, but I actually prefer AMERICAN NINJA 2 to the original. The story moves quicker and there's more action. Dudikoff and Steve James return as karate-kicking Army soldiers, this time investigating a mysterious Caribbean island where soldiers have been disappearing. The bad guy there is creating genetically-enhanced super Ninjas or something like that, using the work of a kidnapped doctor, who's daughter informs Dudikoff about his abduction and imprisonment on the island. There's a wild truck chase and a fun bar fight, and an all-out action-packed climax on the island between an army of Ninja and the Army. Another typical "chop socky" flick, but a slight improvement over first, and my favorite of the series.


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