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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:

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 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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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

Gross USA:

$4,000,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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

Wild Bill Woodward: Well, gentlemen, I don't think the U.S. armed forces ever let a lady down yet.
Curtis Jackson: Yes, sir, we should kick some ass.
Wild Bill Woodward: Take my car.
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Alternate Versions

There are two German rental videos (same cover). One is cut in three scenes and rated "Not under 16". The other version, made "erroneously", features the uncut version (this version has a "Not under 18" sticker but was actually not rated by the FSK). See more »

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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
Courtesy of Uzi Suicide Record Co.
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Go Ninja Go Ninja (Man I'm a lame-o)
20 December 2000 | by drunk-2See all my reviews

There was once a day when non-ironic movies about a ninja battling an army of genetically altered, cyberneticly enhanced super ninja's, who were really brain washed marines controlled by an evil drug king pin could still get into theater. Seeing as how that last sentence was sloppy and made next to no sense I shall endeavor to explain the plot. The American Ninja and his commando friend Curtis "The Power House" Jackson show up on an island where marines are disappearing. I turns out an evil drug lord has commissioned a scientist to turn these marines into a force of mindless super ninjas. The American Ninja and Curt must end this cavalcade of evil by... you guessed it Kicking Ass!! The American Ninja series is famous (wait don't laugh let me finish the sentence) for employing sword slashing that is so fake looking it seems realistic... go figure that out. It is a real shame Steve James (Curt) passed away because the American Ninja series really suffered after he left. His absence is really what stopped American Ninja 4 the best. Taking in mind I haven't seen number 5.

Note I have abandoned my short lived system of movie reviewing because I am lazy.


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