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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

Although the original film was one of Cannon's few hits, the company greatly slashed the budget for this sequel when it hit financial trouble. 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 Charlie McDonald: [to a woman at the bar] How about lunch?
[she smashes a bottle on his head]
Sergeant Charlie McDonald: ...I guess this means lunch is out of the question.
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Soundtracks

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