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3 Ninjas: Knuckle Up (1993)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Family | 7 April 1995 (USA)
Rocky, Colt and Tum Tum are back in an all new adventure everyone will fall for.


Sang-ok Shin (as Simon S. Sheen)


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




Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Wong ... Grandpa
Charles Napier ... Jack
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 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


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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Knuckling Up for their Biggest Adventure Yet! See more »


Action | Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


One shoot lasted until 4 A.M. See more »


When Rocky, Colt, and Tum Tum are in the car with Rocky driving, Colt tells Rocky to look out for the big rock (which is in one piece), but after they pass the rock, it is split in half. See more »


J.J.: Let me guess - you're too short for the good rides at the carnival.
Tum Tum: What's so funny about that?
Colt: Why don't you buttheads just leave her alone?
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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 »


Followed by 3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994) See more »

User Reviews

A PG-13 kids' movie...
3 February 2004 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

Atrocious second (but not last!) "3 Ninjas" sequel sees the infamous trio trying to save their friend Joe from a toxic waste company. Good LORD this stuff is awful! They made the apparently final film in 1998 with Hulk Hogan. Please let it be the last!

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Release Date:

7 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

3 Ninjas: Knuckle Up See more »

Filming Locations:

Topanga Canyon, California, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$67,789, 12 March 1995

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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