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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sgt. Joe Armstrong
... Sgt. Curtis Jackson
... Sgt. Charlie McDonald
... Leo 'The Lion' Burke
... Capt. 'Wild Bill' Woodward (as Jeff Weston)
Michelle Botes ... Alicia Sanborn
... Tojo Ken
Len Sparrowhawk ... Pat McCarthy
... Tommy Taylor
Bill Curry ... Inspector Singh
Dennis Folbigge ... Sir Cloudsly Smith
Elmo Fillis ... Toto
Ralph Draper ... Prof. Sanborne
John Pasternack ... Vesuvius (as John Pasternak)
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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1 May 1987 (USA)  »

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American Ninja 2  »

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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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Trivia

The only time any of the ninjas wear the crest logo of The Lion is inside and around The Lions compound. See more »

Goofs

When Tojo Ken fights his men to show his skills, he kills one by throwing a knife into his neck immediately after stabbing a ninja in the gut with the same knife. If observed, it is obvious that in the pan from the first ninja to the second during the throwing of the knife, there is no knife being thrown (just a fast pan to misdirect), and the ninja that the camera cuts to already has the knife prop attached to his neck. As in earlier scenes, sound effects are used to give the illusion of a "landing." See more »

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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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Tell About Mary
Written by Michael Bishop
Performed by Johnny Q.
Produced by Hunt Sales
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improvement over the first
11 April 2002 | by See 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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