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3 Ninjas: Knuckle Up (1995)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Family | 7 April 1995 (USA)
In this movie Rocky, Colt and TumTum must battle an evil wealthy toxic waste dumper in order to save a local Indian tribe and their friend Jo. The 3 Ninjas must help find Jo's father and ... See full summary »

Director:

Sang-ok Shin (as Simon S. Sheen)

Writer:

Alex S. Kim (screenplay)
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Wong ... Grandpa
Charles Napier ... Jack
Michael Treanor Michael Treanor ... Rocky
Max Elliott Slade ... Colt (as Max Elliot Slade)
Chad Power Chad Power ... Tum Tum
Crystle Lightning ... Jo
Patrick Kilpatrick ... J.J.
Don Shanks ... Charlie (as Donald L. Shanks)
Sheldon Peters Wolfchild ... Lee
Nick Ramus ... Chief Roundcreek (as Nickolas G. Ramus)
Donal Logue ... Jimmy
Vincent Schiavelli ... The Mayor
Selina Jayne Selina Jayne ... Jo's Mother
Kait Lyn Mathews Kait Lyn Mathews ... Theresa
Don Stark ... Sheriff
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Storyline

In this movie Rocky, Colt and TumTum must battle an evil wealthy toxic waste dumper in order to save a local Indian tribe and their friend Jo. The 3 Ninjas must help find Jo's father and find a secret disk that contains evidence that could stop the toxic landfill that is destroying the Indian community. However the town is owned by the rich man and he controls the police and even the mayor. They must fight a motorcycle gang and renegade cowboys in this non-stop ninja adventure. Written by David <David182@ix.netcom>

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Taglines:

Tum Tum, Colt and Rocky are back for all new non-stop Ninja action! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for non-stop ninja action | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

3 Ninjas: Knuckle Up See more »

Filming Locations:

Topanga Canyon, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$67,789, 12 March 1995

Gross USA:

$413,479

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$413,479
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In addition to being the only film not to feature the boys' parents, it is also the only one where the boys' real names (Samuel, Jeffrey and Michael) are never mentioned. They are only called by their ninja names in this film. See more »

Goofs

Rocky keeps switching between having braces and not having braces, even though the movie spans a total of 2-3 days. For example, when Grandpa first tells the boys to listen to the flower and when Rocky and Colt first meet Jo, Rocky does not have braces. Yet the morning after the ninjas rescue Jo's father (when Grandpa throws an egg at them) Rocky has braces. Rocky also has braces at the pizza parlor. See more »

Quotes

Colt: Try the ladder, moron.
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Crazy Credits

At the End of the Movie, In the Credits, Max Elliott Slade's middle name is spelled wrong (Elliot) instead of Elliott with two t's See more »

Alternate Versions

For the 1995 UK video version, 2 minutes and 9 seconds of footage was cut to secure a 'PG' rating. See more »

Connections

Follows 3 Ninjas (1992) See more »

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Corny, knuckle-headed fun
4 March 2000 | by yendreckSee all my reviews

I'm a big fan of the 3 Ninjas series, the first one being my favorite. Knuckle Up is definitely the most action packed, the focus hardly on the story and more on flashy, Jackie Chan-like fight scenes. It's pretty unbelievable, how these pre-teen kids beat the snot out of full-grown armed men. In one scene, the bad guys have shotguns and they really hate those kids, but instead of shooting them, they prefer using the guns as clubs and try to whack them, but of course their plan fails.

The ninjas execute a number of impressive martial arts moves on their hapless foes, and even some unnecessary fake-outs just for show. This movie is good for a laugh, watch it if you like slap-stick humor and kids beating up wave after wave of foolish henchmen.


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