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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

Writers:

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 ... 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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Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

Final film of Robin Stille. See more »

Goofs

The explosion from Joe's grenade does not originate where the grenade lands, but rather a few feet away, on the outside of the crates. See more »

Quotes

Mulgrew: Do not kill them... They shall give far more pleasure to Allah and myself - alive.
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Alternate Versions

The UK video version was pre-edited before release by the distributors to remove all footage of nunchakus and throwing stars, and then cut by a further 1 second by the BBFC to delete an ear clap. See more »


Soundtracks

Fight Fire with Fire
Written by Nic. tenBroek & Jenny Meltzer
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23 August 2014 | by manitobaman81See all my reviews

In part 4, the two American Ninjas, Joe Armstrong and Sean Davidson, team up to do battle against a terrorist and his band of Ninjas. It is always in people's nature to put down great things and to nitpick or sometimes just be plain mean. No matter what anyone says, this is utterly fantastic, an eye-popping cinematic treat. From an artistic standpoint, there were some plot elements and character developments I didn't think were totally needed. They do however drive the story, which seemed to be their purpose, so I can accept them. I am not saying the film is a classic, but I love it. My rating ends up being 7 out of 10.


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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:

The Cannon Group See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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