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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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Technical Specs

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

Both Joe and Curtis wear a ribbon-only version of the National Defense Service Medal. Assuming the movie takes places in the same year it was released (1987), and assuming that Joe and Curtis enlisted around the time of the previous film (1985, very likely considering their low rank), neither of them is eligible for the National Defense Service Medal. The National Defense Service Medal is only awarded to US military service members on active duty during a time of war. Since eligibility for the medal ended with the conclusion of the Vietnam War in 1974, and the next period of eligibility would not be until 1990 with the start of the Persian Gulf War, neither Joe nor Curtis would be eligible for the medal. See more »

Quotes

Wild Bill Woodward: I don't like that tiny maggot, I don't like him at all. I mean what is this? Ninjas? Drug pushers? My men being kidnapped and murdered? This is really beginning to get on my tits.
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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 »

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Soundtracks

Tell About Mary
Written by Michael Bishop
Performed by Johnny Q.
Produced by Hunt Sales
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User Reviews

 
Cheap and cheerful Ninja fun!.
24 August 2002 | by baradaSee all my reviews

Don't go into this expecting a Steven Seagal or Van Damme type movie. This was made when the Ninja was big on the small screen. I've seen countless Videos of Ninja movies, but this one, with Ninja III:The Domination, stuck in the mind.

Looking back on it, this movie somewhat tacky now but it's about entertainment more than anything. The story is feeble, but you want to see this for the action above anything else.

Steve James is about the only one in the film that acts really, I really can't see how he never made top billing around all the cardboard actors on screen. I saw this movie many years ago and thought it was an excellent movie back in my "Ninja phase", it's bad in places and fun in others. Don't go into this with a straight face, try and enjoy it as a fun "straight to video" movie.


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