Following a ship wreck, a baby is rescued by a clan of Ninja warriors and raised by them as one of their own. But Haru, as he is called, never quite fits in, nor does he manage to make a worthy Ninja. However, the good-natured and persevering Haru, in his own bumbling way, and with some help from Gobei, manages to prove himself to be a winner in the end.Written by
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Christian Bale, when asked what his favorite film was, named this film, saying he watches it all the way through every time it's on TV. See more »
When Haru somersaults down to fight with the Ninjas it is obviously a much thinner stunt double. (However, given the comedic nature of the film this may have been a deliberate joke). See more »
Twenty five years ago, an ancient legend of this sacred art came alive. It spoke of a foreign child who would come among us and become a Ninja master unlike any other. How he arrived on our shores will forever remain a mystery. We Ninjas thought that this child would be the great white Ninja of the legend. We were wrong. We were very wrong.
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Another scene that was deleted from the original release, but appears when shown on TBS shows Sinsei telling Haru that perhaps he should do something else with his life than be a ninja. Haru tells him that if he couldn't be a ninja, he would commit Hari-Kari (Ritual suicide) See more »
Chris Farley Is Funnier When He's With David Spade
Chris Farley's first starring vehicle without his frequent costar David Spade suffers from not giving Farley a suitable replacement costarring foil. Nicolette Sheridan has a practically no nonsense role as an elusive woman who goes to Japan and hires American ninja Farley to secretly spy on her boyfriend (Nathaniel Parker) who she suspects may have killed her sister. Farley's knack for being at the wrong place at the wrong time gets him accused of murder twice. He has to try to clear his name while taking on the real murderers. Robin Shou and Chris Rock have fairly amusing costarring roles but the film's biggest laughs come from Farley's actual attempts at perfecting martial arts.
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