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American Ninja 5 (1993)

When a scientists daughter is kidnapped, American Ninja (David Bradley), attempts to find her, but this time he teams up with a youngster he has trained in the ways of the ninja.

Director:

Bob Bralver (as Bobby Gene Leonard)

Writers:

Greg Latter (story), George Saunders | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Bradley ... Joe Kastle
Lee Reyes Lee Reyes ... Hiro
Anne Dupont Anne Dupont ... Lisa
Pat Morita ... Master Tetsu
James Lew ... Viper
Clement von Franckenstein ... Glock
Marc Fiorini ... Flathead
Aharon Ipalé ... Dr. Strobel (as Ron Ipale)
Norman Burton ... Ambassador Halden
Tadashi Yamashita ... Self / Tadashi
Jose Guanchez Jose Guanchez ... Ninja 1 (as José Guanchez)
Vincente Perez Vincente Perez ... Ninja 2
Jose Salvado Jose Salvado ... Ninja 3 (as José Salvado)
Carlos Ruiz Carlos Ruiz ... Ninja 4
Tommy Arias Tommy Arias ... Ninja 5
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When a scientists daughter is kidnapped, American Ninja (David Bradley), attempts to find her, but this time he teams up with a youngster he has trained in the ways of the ninja.

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The Magic Power of the Ninja Is About to Reveal Itself...

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Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This film was not originally intended to be part of the American Ninja series. Cannon Pictures made it under the title American Dragons (it is even shown on many cable TV stations with this title) but the title was changed to American Ninja V before release. This explains why star David Bradley plays Joe, a different character than the Sean Davidson character he played in American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt, and American Ninja 4: The Annihilation. See more »

Goofs

About an hour and 15 minutes into the movie, the doctor is explaining how the nerve gas pill works. He has no glasses on. He turns and walks over to a device, still with no glasses. He stops, the camera cuts to another angle, and he has glasses on. See more »

Quotes

Viper: Who are you?
Hiro: You killed my father!
Viper: I kill many fathers.
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Alternate Versions

U.K. video version is cut by 1 minute and 11 seconds to remove all fight scenes featuring nunchakus and throwing stars, and to edit an ear clap and a scene where young Hiro is kicked in the head. See more »

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Good movie if you are under 10 years old
16 June 2001 | by Gideon40See all my reviews

I havn't seen the other four films, but judging from the nature of this one, I assume the other four were something like it. The worst part of this horrible film are the ninja thugs that the hero beats up like it is an everyday hobby. In the first place, the "ninja" thugs do NOT behave like real ninjas. Come to think of it, neither does the hero. Ninjas are supposed to be ASSASSINS who work in the night and kill with STEALTH and SILENCE. The thugs here dress up in the most cheesy and plain costumes and come out screaming loud and waving their swords and nunchakus like they think they know how to use them, only to be clobbered by the hero within a second or two. This film is good if you are under 10 years old and like movies where none of the good guys die and all of the bad guys die. True Lies may have been like that too but it does it with STYLE. Another dumb aspect of American "Ninja" 5 is most of the lines are retarded. Example: After the boy Hiro manages to clobber a couple of ninja thugs(as if a twelve year old could beat up a "ninja"), and rides on top of a wheeled table which the hero uses as a battering ram through the thugs, one of them reports to his boss:"the boy was this big, but he had the strength of ten men" as if he was describing an encounter with a deadly alien. So in conclusion, for mindless hokey fun, this is a good movie. For good quality action flick, this is pure dumbness at its best.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1993 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

American Dragons See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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