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American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989)

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 ... See full summary »

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Cedric Sundstrom

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Cast

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 ... Izumo
Adrienne Pierce Adrienne Pierce ... Minister's Secretary (as Adrienne Pearce)
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
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Storyline

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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Now his most deadly enemy ... is time. See more »

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada | South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Ninja 3 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$222,252, 26 February 1989, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$902,152
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Dudikoff turned down the lead role in this film for several reasons, among them being the fact that he didn't want to get burned out on martial-arts movies and didn't want to go back to South Africa--where American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987) was made--as he was firmly against the apartheid movement and government in that country. He returned for the fourth "American Ninja" entry because it was to be filmed in the nearby African country of Lesotho. See more »

Goofs

When the Cobra is knocked down the first time, the back of his pants is wet, as if he has sat down on something wet. 30 seconds later, the first wet spot is gone and he instead has two new spots on the back of his legs. See more »

Quotes

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

The U.K. video version was pre-cut by 1 minute and 4 seconds by the distributors to remove all footage of nunchakus. 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 lead was not what this series needed
13 May 2005 | by sveknuSee all my reviews

OK. "American Ninja 3 - Blood Hunt". Starring David Bradley as the lead. I don't know why Dudikoff quit, but I wish that it hadn't happened. Not that I dislike David Bradley, but Dudikoff is just a better actor, without doubt. On the contrary, Bradley is better in the fighting scenes, which (as always) makes up an important part in the movie. The problem is that Michael Dudikoff and Steve James had a special chemistry between themselves that now is gone. But it was a relief finding out that James was in this movie. Without him, it had been much worse. "American Ninja 3" has much of the same as in the two first movies, but with lower quality.


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