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American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987)

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

On the plane Armstrong & Jackson get off from at the airport the companys name is Airwork. Airwork is based out of New Zealand. See more »

Goofs

As Tojo Ken flips his dual swords and stuffs them into the ground upon completion of his demonstration, a supposedly dead red-uniformed ninja on the ground to his left moves his leg. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Singh: I'll see if I can find Mr. Burke for you.
Wild Bill Woodward: [referring to Sgt. Singh with a sneer] Catch that little weasel!
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Connections

Referenced in Journey to the Center of the Earth (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Wasteland
Written by Craig Behrhorst and Chris Atchison
Performed by Ruffians
Produced by Paul Zahl
Courtesy of Victory Records
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User Reviews

 
i liked it a bit more than the first one
8 April 2010 | by disdressed12See all my reviews

to me,this sequel had a more developed plot line than the first movie.it a fairly preposterous one,but it is semblance of a story nonetheless.and besides,reality doesn't necessarily factor into these movies in a big way,so that's not surprising.there are many more fight sequences in this one as well.and to me,the fight scenes seemed better executed,much more exciting.the acting is no better or worse than in the first one.i actually think as a whole the movie is slightly better due to the improved fight sequences.again you just have to remember that it's not high art you're in for when you sit down to view this film,or it's prequel/sequels.it basically a disposable(but enjoyable)ninety +/-minutes.for me,American Ninja 2: The Confrontation is an 8/10


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