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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 »

Director:

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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Disney's new or a big shot! A Bruce Lee for young people 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:

| (uncut) | (web)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Hammer wears a Metallica shirt and puts up stickers of the different Metallica albums in the phone booth. See more »

Goofs

When The Boys are battling Snyder's Ninjas in the training room of the ship, at one point a Ninja charges and jumps toward Colt. In the next shot, the charging Ninja now has a sword in his hand (possibly only seen in the Unrated version). See more »

Quotes

Jessica Douglas: If you think being a Ninja's hard work, try being a mom.
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Connections

Followed by 3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994) 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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incredible and brilliant in every conceivable way
19 May 2003 | by benjamin_learmonthSee all my reviews

A great many people claim that Citizen Kane is one of the greatest films, and whilst there is some truth to the fact that Orson's masterpiece was, in terms of style, innovative - 3 Ninjas is truly a superior film on every level.

3 Ninjas combines Chaucerian comedic metaphors, injects some Wordworthian bathos, mixes in some satire worthy of Swift, and comes out with a film so incredible that this reviewer cannot describe it with a sufficient number of superlatives!

A dramatic stripping away of racial and social mores in the modern day United States, 3 Ninjas is extraordinary in its realistic treatment of a multi-ethnic family - because, after all, every Japanese person knows karate!

I'm amazed that so many of the actors involved in this fine production have not gone on to star in any other films, and was surprised to note that the film was absent from the Academy Awards shortlist. Perhaps a remake can be arranged if we all join hands, find a Japanese friend to teach us the mystical ways of the East, and pray that that chap from Happy Days is still alive.


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