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Ninja Dragon (1986)

Major figures in the ninja community are being slaughtered. 3 ninjas are trying to figure out what evil people want to bring an end to all ninjas, and also rescue the kidnapped daughter of one of their mentors.

Director:

Godfrey Ho

Writers:

AAV Creative Unit (story), Godfrey Ho (screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
Richard Harrison ... Ninja Master Gordon
Paulo Tocha ... Paul (as Bruce Stallion)
Melvin Pitcher Melvin Pitcher
Freya Patrick Freya Patrick
Konrad Chang Konrad Chang
Lily Lan Lily Lan
Martin Lee Martin Lee
Pierre Tremblay Pierre Tremblay ... Pierre
Chung Tien Shih ... (as Chung Tin Shih)
Jean Tang Jean Tang
Tien Miao ... (as Tim Miao)
Hsieh Wang ... (as Wang Shan)
Dick Lo Dick Lo
Mason Shin Mason Shin
Billy Pang Billy Pang
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Major figures in the ninja community are being slaughtered. 3 ninjas are trying to figure out what evil people want to bring an end to all ninjas, and also rescue the kidnapped daughter of one of their mentors.

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The ninja's way is the only way to survive

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Action | Crime

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Paul: You're so stupid, you killed Fox and my men.
Ninja Master Gordon: And you, you started the war.
Paul: You were the winner, but I'm not going to give you that chance this time.
Ninja Master Gordon: You're on! You don't know how to play the game. You forget an important Chinese principle.
Paul: My principle is to chop you down!
Ninja Master Gordon: Hmph. You must use the Chinese against the Chinese. You're playing the game of death!
Paul: Nonsense! You are going to give me back every piece that you took!
Ninja Master Gordon: Unless you die a Ninja.
Paul: O.K.
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Not one of Ho and Harrison's better efforts.
9 October 2008 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Throughout the 1980s, director Godfrey Ho was responsible for churning out dozens of cheap ninja flicks, many starring blonde, mustachioed 'hunk' Richard Harrison, and nearly all of them pretty awful. Occasionally, the technical shoddiness of the film and Ho's complete inability to tell a decent story would combine to make an unforgettable viewing experience worth seeking out (Ninja Terminator being a great example). Ninja Dragon, however, is not one of these, being a mundane gangster tale so tedious that even the odd spot of ninja awesomeness and some funny dubbing cannot save it.

Richard plays Gordon, a shady bank owner who decides to settle the score when his card playing pals murder his business partner Ronald (they're obviously miffed at Gordon for playing one winning hand and then calling it a night, claiming he's tired). Meanwhile, a turf war erupts between Ronald's gang, now led by his daughter, and Fox Chan, Ronald's lifelong enemy, leading to endless dull shootouts between groups of nameless gangsters (inexplicably dressed in 30s style garb: pinstripe suits and trilby hats).

Plus points include some welcome gratuitous female nudity, and Harrison striking a variety of silly poses whilst wearing his natty camouflage suit, but even the most rabid fans of z-grade martial arts nonsense will struggle with this effort.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

February 1987 (West Germany) See more »

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IFD Films and Arts See more »
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