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American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987)

R | | Action, Comedy, 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:

Avi Kleinberger (based on the characters created by), Gideon Amir (based on the characters created by) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Dudikoff ... Joe
Steve James ... Jackson
Larry Poindexter ... Charlie
Gary Conway ... The Lion
Jeff Celentano ... Wild Bill (as Jeff Weston)
Michelle Botes ... Alicia Sanborn
Mike Stone ... Tojo Ken
Len Sparrowhawk Len Sparrowhawk ... Pat McCarthy
Jonathan Pienaar ... 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 Pasternak John Pasternak ... Vesuvius
Gary Ford Gary Ford ... Ambassador Scruggs
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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 | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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

Though a single military unit, in the final battle scene, the Marines are dressed like militia members, with completely unidentifiable dress, not even matching each other. 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 »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Worst Ninja Movies (2016) 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 wonder about this......
4 August 1999 | by Beck97See all my reviews

Okay here's the deal. You are either gonna expect one or two things from this. 1.)A solid action movie about an American fighting ninjas or 2.)You're gonna laugh till you hurt. Well this movie definitely falls into #2. You see its quite ridiculous. Ninjas with bones made of metal and feel no pain? Yet, when they're attacked you hear bones crack and them yell out in pain? Or the fact that these superninja's are taken down by a Vanilla Ice/Guile look alike who needs a serious fashion update. Its comedic relief for all! Or the fact that this bad to the bone lazy eyed Asian man pulls out a shotgun from out of nowhere. Or the black man, named Jackson, pulls out knifes from no where. I think to really sum up this movie its one of those things that'll either end up on Mystery Science 3000 or be in the $3 bin at Wal-mart to buy. Which is how i got my copy! Regardless this is more of a cartoon than a action movie.....sad. It is funny to watch ninjas get shot down by Marines in hawaiian shirts! Oh the fun!


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Country:

USA | South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,039,301, 3 May 1987

Gross USA:

$4,000,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,000,000
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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