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American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1990)

R | | Action, Drama | 8 March 1991 (USA)
The two American Ninjas, Joe Armstrong and Sean Davidson, team up to do battle against a terrorist and his band of Ninjas.

Director:

Cedric Sundstrom

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Gideon Amir (based on characters created by), James Booth (as David Geeves) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Dudikoff ... Joe Armstrong
David Bradley ... Sean Davidson
James Booth James Booth ... Mulgrew
Dwayne Alexandre Dwayne Alexandre ... Brackston
Ken Gampu ... Dr. Tamba
Robin Stille ... Sarah
Frantz Dobrowsky Frantz Dobrowsky ... O'Reilly (as Franz Dobrowsky)
Ron Smerczak ... Maksood
Kely McClung Kely McClung ... Super Ninja / Delta Force Team
Jody Abrahams Jody Abrahams ... Pango
Anthony Fridjhon Anthony Fridjhon ... Freddie / Treddle (as Anthony Fridjohn)
David Sherwood David Sherwood ... Gavin
Sean Kelly Sean Kelly ... Norris
Jamie Bartlett ... Segal
Deon Stewardson ... Delta Force Team
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Storyline

CIA agent Sean Davidson and his sidekick Carl are sent into the stronghold of sadistic British ex-soldier Mulgrew to rescue some Delta Force commandoes who have been captured and tortured. When Sean, Carl and pretty doctor Sarah run into some problems, Peace Corps vet Joe Armstrong is lured out of retirement to stop Mulgrew's plan to explode a nuclear device in New York City. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$277,462, 10 March 1991

Gross USA:

$358,047

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$358,047
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cannon Group See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Steve James, who played Sgt. Curtis Jackson in the first three entries in this series, is not in this one. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, right after the commando shoots the two ninjas with the bows and arrows, the shadow of the camera is clearly visible on the ground, in the left-hand corner of the screen, right behind the running commando. See more »

Quotes

Joe Armstrong: Sean... you can find me at the school.
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Alternate Versions

While the TV-version contains several cuts to reduce violence, the 18-rated Video-Release is uncut. See more »

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Mongols vs the Ninjas
18 October 2012 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

Michael Dudikoff, although not doing much acting, has more on screen presence in this movie. He's clearly evolved over this series as an actor, and has a leading man charisma to him in this movie.

Unfortunately the series didn't evolve with him, but devolved.

Seen one, seen em all characterizes this fourth installment of the American Ninja series. Producers might lose interest after the first few production, and they're only making it on inertia. Even a big franchise like the JAWS went the same route, so maybe we can't blame the producers too much.

The story is choppy, and doesn't flow smoothly. Trying to find a meaning in a movie like this is a futile effort, but I wished they kept producing the movie in a nicer looking locations as they did in part 2 of this series.


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