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American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989)

An expert fighter leads an assault on the island lab of a madman making a virus for terrorists.


Cedric Sundstrom


Avi Kleinberger (characters), Gideon Amir (characters) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
David Bradley ... Sean Davidson - 'The American Ninja'
Steve James ... Curtis Jackson
Marjoe Gortner ... The Cobra
Michele B. Chan ... Chan Lee (as Michele Chan)
Yehuda Efroni ... Gen. Andreas
Calvin Jung Calvin Jung ... Izumo
Adrienne Pearce Adrienne Pearce ... Minister's Secretary
Evan J. Klisser Evan J. Klisser ... Dexter (as Ivan J. Klisser)
Grant Preston Grant Preston ... Minister of Interior
Mike Huff Mike Huff ... Dr. Holger
Alan Swerdlow Alan Swerdlow ... Police Captain
Thapelo Mofokeng Thapelo Mofokeng ... Police Sergeant
Eckard Rabe Eckard Rabe ... Sean's Father
Stephen Webber Stephen Webber ... Young Sean
Kevin Friedlander Kevin Friedlander ... Martial Artist


Jackson is back, and now he has a new partner, karate champion Sean, as they must face a deadly terrorist known as "The Cobra", who has infected Sean with a virus. Sean and Jackson have no choice but to fight the Cobra and his bands of ninjas. Written by Albert valentin <alby03@yahoo.com>

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Evil with no cure. A warrior with no fear. See more »


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The U.S. theatrical trailer refers to the character Sean Davidson as Sean Cunningham. See more »


General Andreas is obviously dubbed by another actor, and there is glaring lip-flap between his mouth and the voice dubbing him when he speaks. See more »


The Cobra: But I am glad that I can tell you that there will be no more inefficient hijackings, no more bungled kidnappings or mistimed bombings, because you see now terrorism can be scientifically focused to be totally effective!
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Alternate Versions

German TV-Version misses a couple of scenes. Uncut Version is available on Video. See more »


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The Cobra Strikes
Written by George S. Clinton
Performed by George S. Clinton and Lisa Kauppi
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A New American Ninja
18 October 2012 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

I agree that they should have made this movie with Michael Dudikoff as the American Ninja. Not that David Bradly was bad, but it killed the momentum that was going for the series. It's like bringing in another actor in place of Chuck Norris in the Missing in Action series.

The movie actually has few good things going for it. The story, the actors (asides from the above mentioned fail), and the overall quality was on par or better than the first two installment of the American Ninja series.

This is a seriously well crafted movie considering the budget restriction they've made it under. It's probably under 1M USD in today's money to make this movie (maybe that's why Michael Dudikoff is not in this movie).

This was a pretty good series that they could have grown as it progressed, but I believe the producers saw it to be too risky to put more production effort into it.

The two female action stars were good. If all the actor's talents were put to use in the story, this movie could have been a real blast.

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Release Date:

24 February 1989 (USA) See more »

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$222,252, 26 February 1989

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