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3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994)

PG | | Action, Comedy, Family | 6 May 1994 (USA)
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Young martial artists face their grandfather's foes when they accompany him to Japan to deliver a priceless dagger.


Sang-ok Shin (earlier screenplay) (as Simon Sheen), Mark Saltzman (screenplay)
3 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Wong ... Grandpa Mori Shintaro
Max Elliott Slade ... Jeffrey 'Colt' Douglas
Sean Fox ... Samuel 'Rocky' Douglas Jr.
J. Evan Bonifant ... Michael 'Tum Tum' Douglas (as Evan Bonifant)
Caroline Junko King ... Miyo
Dustin Nguyen ... Glam
Alan McRae ... Samuel Douglas Sr.
Margarita Franco ... Jessica Shintaro-Douglas
Jason Schombing ... Vinnie
Angelo Tiffe ... Slam
Sab Shimono ... Koga
Don Stark ... Umpire
Kellye Nakahara ... Nurse Hino
Scott Caudill Scott Caudill ... Darren the Bully
Tommy Clark Tommy Clark ... Keith


During a championship baseball match, the three brothers hear that their grandfather in Japan is in trouble, and head out to help him, conceding the match. When they arrive in Japan, they must use all their powers to defend him against his ancient enemy, who has returned to exact revenge. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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Colt, Rocky and Tum Tum are back for bigger kicks in an all new adventure


Action | Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


A number of high-level defectors from the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea have stated that 3 Ninjas Kick Back was a childhood favorite of Kim Jong Un, now Supreme Chancellor of the DPRK. He was apparently so taken with the film that his father, Kim Jong Il, reportedly commissioned a remake with Korean actors. See more »


The grandfather's last name is different than in 3 Ninjas. See more »


[Slam mistakes a letter opener as the dagger]
Vinnie: Did you hatch from a moron egg? Does that look like this?
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Alternate Versions

For the UK theatrical release, 42 seconds of cuts were required to secure a 'U' rating. See more »


Version of 3 Ninjas Kick Back (1995) See more »


Nunun Wheh (Why You)
Written by Seung Ho Lee and Jim Kim
Performed by Chuli and Miae
Courtesy of Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd
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The Single Most Important Work in the History of Man
31 July 2010 | by howardtheduck-5See all my reviews

There is so much I could say about this movie. The cinematography, the music, the allegory...bittersweet indeed. The child actors...so young, so full of talent. Tum tum's impassioned cry of "scccraamble!!!" brings tears to my eyes and joy to my soul. There are no words. But maybe there are: Breathtaking. Original. Quality. Innovation. Family. Love. Peace. And violence. But beyond it all, the ultimate moment of this film arrives not near the conclusion, but in the subtle beauty and grace of Nurse Shibuya (played by the irreplaceable Glen Chin, in the finest role of his illustrious career). See here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GusQxS9pRTw

I can say no more without dulling the gleam of this artistic vision.

Fight on, brave ninjas, fight on.

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Release Date:

6 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Topanga Canyon, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,556,310, 8 May 1994

Gross USA:


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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