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3 Ninjas (1992)

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Each year, three brothers, Samuel, Jeffrey and Michael Douglas visit their grandfather, Mori Tanaka, for the summer. Mori is highly skilled in ninjutsu, and for years he has trained the ... See full summary »

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Jon Turteltaub

Writers:

Kenny Kim (story), Edward Emanuel (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Wong ... Grandpa
Michael Treanor Michael Treanor ... Rocky
Max Elliott Slade ... Colt
Chad Power Chad Power ... Tum Tum
Rand Kingsley ... Snyder
Alan McRae ... Sam Douglas
Margarita Franco ... Jessica Douglas
Kate Sargeant Kate Sargeant ... Emily
Joel Swetow ... Brown
Professor Toru Tanaka ... Rushmore (as Toru Tanaka)
Patrick Labyorteaux ... Fester
Race Nelson Race Nelson ... Marcus
D.J. Harder D.J. Harder ... Hammer
Baha Jackson ... Bully
Scott Caudill Scott Caudill ... Bully
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Storyline

Each year, three brothers, Samuel, Jeffrey and Michael Douglas visit their grandfather, Mori Tanaka, for the summer. Mori is highly skilled in ninjutsu, and for years he has trained the boys in his techniques. After an organized crime ring proves to be too much for the F.B.I., it's time for the three ninja brothers! Using their martial artistry, they team up to battle the crime ring and outwit some very persistent kidnappers! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Action at it's Best! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for martial arts action, mild language, and theme | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ninja Kids See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,888,920, 9 August 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$29,000,301
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Disney acquired the distribution rights to this film, the studio found it too violent. The filmmakers responded by adding cartoon sound effects to lessen the violence. The American version of the film also cut numerous parts of scenes, most likely to secure a PG rating. See more »

Goofs

When Rocky is battling Fester in the master bedroom, his reflection is seen in a mirror. The mirror is hanging on a wall facing the door, away from him, and should not have caught his image. See more »

Quotes

Tum Tum: We almost had you!
Grandpa: Had me? Oh Michael.
Tum Tum: What?
Grandpa: If I hadn't have stopped the car, you would've been called 'Pancake' by now.
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Alternate Versions

The international cut of the film features a number of small parts of scenes that were cut from the movie for its American release, most likely to sure a PG rating. Amongst the cut scenes are [not all-inclusive]: Extra footage of Snyder's escape in which he confronts two FBI agents who he promptly defeats, A scene in which the robbers fire a gun in the convenience store and tie up the clerk behind the counter, a scene in which the robbers get the Douglas family address from Brown, additional footage of Grandpa trailing Snyder to his ship hideout, numerous small portions of the scene where the robbers invade the Douglas household, including Colt beating the robbers after getting them under a tarp in the room being renovated and a scene of one of the robbers asking his uncle (Brown) if he can be paid, extra sarcastic dialogue while the boys are locked up in Snyder's ship, an extended scene in which the boys are reunited with Grandpa, footage of Brown KOing himself on a pipe and subsequently complaining about his pain when being taken away by the Feds. Additionally, in the international version the boys LOSE the basketball challenge and their bikes, so a scene ends the international version of the film in which they fight the bullies to get them back. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Riff Brothers (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Kid Power
Written by Richard Marvin (as Rick Marvin) & Will Roc (as William Griffin)
Performed by Will Roc
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The greatest characters ever made
17 August 2003 | by vinciiniSee all my reviews

This movie inspired me to write movies. After I saw this film, all other "GREAT" films were dwarfed drastically in comparison. I mean, how often do you come up with a character as great as Tum-Tum? That kid was eating ALL the TIME! His grandpa tried to stop him, but he couldn't because he's Tum-Tum. And all the other kids had dumb names that I can't even bother to remember. Plus those surfer dudes that tried to kick the crap out of those kids, but ended up getting the crap kicked outta them, they were super-cool! I especially loved the part where the three ninjas went into their kitchen and got all MacGyver and sh*t and made some awesome pepper bombs and threw it at the surfers which blew the surfers' minds. And then that one guy got diarrhea, and the other guys were getting CDs thrown at them like ninja stars, and there was so much cool stuff in this movie, it would take me forever to recount it all. But the best part all in all was when the old Chinese grandpa got in his ninja outfit and went to the tanker to go kick some butt.

My only complaint was the fact that the kids bore no resemblance to their obviously Asian-American grandfather. I mean, I like Chinese people just as much as the next person, but really do you expect me to believe that this guy is blood-related to three Caucasian pre-teen children? I don't think so! So, do yourself a favor, and watch this movie! Bonzai!!


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