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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.

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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 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 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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Country:

USA | South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El guerrero americano 4 See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$277,462, 10 March 1991, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$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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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

Obvious stunt double used for Dudikoff in most of his wide shots during his fight with the Super Ninja. 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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Fight Fire with Fire
Written by Nic. tenBroek & Jenny Meltzer
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Pretty routine chop-socky
21 June 1999 | by PIMannixSee all my reviews

I imagine Cannon was pretty excited about the concept of teaming up the two leads from their earlier "American Ninja" trilogy. Unfortunately the two barely appear on screen together, and Bradley (who resembles a less macho Rick Springfield) is a woefully inadequate screen presence. Booth--whose son appears to have been the screenwriter...or was it Booth himself using a pseudonym?--gets all the best lines and chews enough scenery for everybody. There's nothing here you haven't seen a dozen times before, but it should keep you awake if you stumble upon it on late-night cable.


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