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9 1/2 Ninjas! (1991)

R | | Comedy | 24 January 1991 (USA)
Joe Vogue, a ninja, butts heads with a real estate tycoon who has hired assassins to eliminate him. In addition to that he has to also protect and train a woman in the arts of ninjutsu.

Director:

Aaron Barsky (as Aaron Worth)

Writers:

Bill Crounse (screenplay), Bill Crounse (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Phenicie ... Joe Vogue
Andee Gray Andee Gray ... Lisa Thorne
Robert Fieldsteel ... Arnold Gruber
Magda Harout Magda Harout ... Gladys Vogue
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Cutter (as Tiny Lister)
Don Stark ... Sledge
Barbara Leary Barbara Leary ... Dimitri
Paul Jabara Paul Jabara ... Mr. Ninja (voice)
Sharon Lee Jones Sharon Lee Jones ... Zelda
Monty Hoffman Monty Hoffman ... Isaac
Rance Howard ... Ninja Negotiator
Gerald Okamura ... Master
Keaton Simons ... Young Joe
Kitsan Kitsan ... Otto
Ralph Manza ... Old Man
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Joe Vogue, a ninja, butts heads with a real estate tycoon who has hired assassins to eliminate him. In addition to that he has to also protect and train a woman in the arts of ninjutsu.

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Who said ninja master Joe Vogue and Lisa Thorne couldn't have a healthy sex life while the rest of the world s trying to bump them off? See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

9 Ninjas 1/2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Connections

Spoofs Kung Fu: Pilot (1972) See more »

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I seriously could not sit through this entire movie. I had to stop half way for an hour.
12 January 2007 | by wan2bbruceleeSee all my reviews

I wouldn't call myself a movie buff. I mean, I watch a lot of movies, I play six degrees of separation using actors/directors, and I've been accused on more than one occasion of cheating during games of scene-it, the DVD trivia game, though I never have, I just happen to know more about movies than members of my family. But I will say this: I have seen a film that I would call a desecration of cinema. I have seen a film that I believe no one could justify. Some people would say that there is warrant for existence in all things, they would say that any expression of creativity contains some type of merit. I can prove them wrong. With what you ask? Well, if you actually have to ask that, I'm sorry for you, because you are on the 9 1/2 ninjas board on IMDb, so odds are I'm talking about that tragedy that some would call a movie.

Spoofs are often dangerous waters to try and tread. The spoof requires the craftsmanship of a real satirist, or at least someone with some kind of sense of humor. Typically, a spoof correlates somewhat with the plot of the film it is trying to spoof. Supposedly (but I don't believe it) this film is a spoof of 9 1/2 weeks. When I learned this, it begged a certain question: "What?" Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this film is supposed to be a spoof? Don't ask me how, though, I'm just the messenger. This is my biggest problem with the film: its a facade! There is no "spoof," only minor and hardly noticeable references to the film it's trying to spoof. And secondly, there is no real kung-fu. I am an avid Kung-fu film fan. And when I see the word ninja, I expect to see at least some form of semi-skilled combat. Though this film is a comedy, the often sophomoric attempts at fighting are just plain frustrating.

In short, I strongly recommend you don't see this movie. That's pretty much all there is to it.


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