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Ninja the Protector (1986)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime | 1986 (Norway)
Two brothers, Warren and David, try to defeat the evil forger who is making their lives a misery.

Director:

Godfrey Ho

Writers:

AAV Creative Unit (story), Godfrey Ho (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Harrison ... Ninja Master Gordon Anderson
David Bowles ... Bruce
Warren Chan Warren Chan
Morna Lee Morna Lee
Andy Chworowsky Andy Chworowsky ... Andy the cop (as Andy Chorowsky)
Clifford Allen Clifford Allen
Vera Chang Vera Chang
Ming Tien ... (archive footage) (as Mike Tien)
Joyce Chow Joyce Chow
Yvette Chang Yvette Chang
Phillip Ko ... (as Philip Ko)
Maria Webber Maria Webber
Peter Leung Peter Leung
Danny Wang Danny Wang
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Storyline

Two brothers, Warren and David, try to defeat the evil forger who is making their lives a misery.

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They can't stop the criminal but the ninja can... By the ninja's way See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1986 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Ninja the Protector See more »

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Production Co:

IFD Films and Arts See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color
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In the fight scene on the beach, David's girlfriend gets pushed in the water. But less than a minute later you see her again on the beach, completely dry. See more »

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Referenced in Ninja Mission 2000 (2000) See more »

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Why run when you can cartwheel?
20 September 2011 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

The late-80s/early-90s was the golden era of the action hero: Sly and Arnie were tops at the box office, whilst second-tier stars like Chuck, Dolph, Van Damme and Seagal cleaned up on VHS. Even Speakman and Dudikoff became recognisable names, not just amongst die-hard fans of fight flicks, but with normal folk who arrived too late at the video shop to rent out the newest releases but didn't want to go home empty handed.

Richard Harrison, on the other hand, is a name that will probably only be familiar to those who weren't afraid to delve into the darkest depths of the dreaded bottom shelf (reserved for only the lowest budgeted Z-grade garbage). Sporting an ultra-macho Selleck-style 'tache and often seen clad from head to toe in a crap camouflage suit, Harrison was the star of many a Ninja film from legendary director Godfrey Ho, who would cobble his films together with little regard for logic or narrative cohesion.

Ninja Protector is a fairly unexceptional example of such a movie: the plot is typically all over the place, the result of Harrison's Ninja footage having been clumsily spliced together with an old Hong Kong film; ninjas materialise out of nowhere to do battle with each other, resulting in the usual frenetic sword-based martial arts mayhem; and the action is regularly punctuated by soft-core sex scenes featuring a selection of nubile Asian honeys. Those familiar with this type of junk may find it mildly entertaining for the duration, but the film sadly lacks any of the truly bizarre stuff that occasionally qualifies such ninja nonsense as unmissable.


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