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

The score for the film is mainly just a sample from composer George S. Clinton's previous score for Avenging Force (1986), another Cannon Group movie which, ironically, was directed by Sam Firstenberg, and starred Michael Dudikoff and Steve James, the team from the first two "American Ninja" series entries from Cannon. See more »

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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 »

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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Follows American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987) 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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21 December 2002 | by crossworlds@hotmail.comSee all my reviews

American Ninja, yet another series of movies which failed from the word "go" brings us yet another sequel; American Ninja 3: Bloodhunt.

Chop socky is not the word for the American Ninja movies...boring comes more to mind. I've seen American Ninja 1, 2 and now 3 and each one is just so boring. I think the 3rd installment tops it off.

No Dudikoff this time, maybe he's seen sense and got the hell out of the American Ninja movies before it completely wrecks his constant down hill career. Although Mr badass himself, Steve James (Jackson) returns, who looks so out of place. There's also a new guy in town, David Bradley, who in my opinion is just a beefier version of Dudikoff, but with less acting abilities and more facial expressions.

As usual the countless number of "ninja's" if that's what you want to call them (I personally think they are the local thugs dressed in pj's) are back. These ninja are possibly the biggest pushovers in movie history, they can't fight for toffee. James and Bradley have to wade through them all, displaying awful choreographed fight scenes (which is the highlight of the movie, as it's so pathetically funny) and kill the usual bad guy...whose also a pushover.

American Ninja is bad, I mean really bad. Don't watch these movies if your like me, a big martial arts fan. The fight sequences are so badly choreographed it's an insult to every decent martial arts movie out there.

You'll see what I'm talking about when Steve James attempts to "display" his wonderful martial arts skills. I'm sorry but the guy just hasn't a clue, it's obvious that he's clueless...just watch the double broadsword scene towards the end of the movie and you'll know what I'm talking about. Wooden isn't the word for him.

2/10 - boring but hilariously crap in parts


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