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Ninja (2009)

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A westerner named Casey, studying Ninjutsu in Japan, is asked by the Sensei to return to New York to protect the legendary Yoroi Bitsu, an armored chest that contains the weapons of the last Koga Ninja.

Director:

Isaac Florentine

Writers:

Boaz Davidson (story), Boaz Davidson | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Adkins ... Casey Bowman
Tsuyoshi Ihara ... Masazuka
Mika Hijii Mika Hijii ... Namiko Takeda
Todd Jensen ... Det. Traxler
Togo Igawa ... Sensei Takeda
Garrick Hagon ... Professor Garrison
Miles Anderson ... Temple
Valentin Ganev ... Klimitov
Atanas Srebrev ... Detective Vukovich
Fumio Demura ... Shihan Dai
Masaki Onishi Masaki Onishi ... Ryuu
Nikolai Sotirov Nikolai Sotirov ... Adamovich
Kenji Motomiya Kenji Motomiya ... Akira
Asen Asenov ... Big armed man
Ivailo Dimitrov Ivailo Dimitrov ... Bodyguard
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Storyline

Casey, a Westerner studies Ninjitsu in Japan. And in their Master's possession is an Ninja armor with some legendary weapons which goes to a deserving person. Masazuka, another student thinks he is that person but the Master has an affinity for Casey. One day Masazuka attacks Casey and Casey defends himself scarring Masazuka. Masazuka would be banished. He would then become an assassin, who works for a group criminals called The Ring. Masazuka would return demanding the armor but the Master still refuses. The Master tells Casey and his daughter, Namiko to take the armor to America were it can be kept from Masazuka. After killing the Master, Masazuka follows them to Anmerica and tries to get it. Casey is erroneously arrested for crimes committed by Masazuka. He eventually abducts Namiko and demands turn the armor to him. Casey tells him if he wants he'll have to fight him for it. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence throughout | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Scott Adkins, Valentin Ganev, and Velizar Binev all appeared together in Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing (2006) another Nu Image Film directed by Isaac Florentine. Adkins and Ganev would later appear in Undisputed 3: Redemption (2010) and Boyka: Undisputed (2016) together. See more »

Goofs

As Casey and Namiko flee from the Professor's house following the attack, Casey jumps over the oncoming car, landing approximately 2 meters behind it. When the driver gets out of the car Casey is standing at kicking distance from him. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Not Another Not Another Movie (2011) See more »

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Sweetest Symphony
Written by 'Rainer Marschel'
Performed by Atomic
Published by Community Publishing
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A worthy addition to the genre
9 February 2010 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I have been wanting to see a new ninja movie (that's good) for a long time, and I was impatiently waiting for this one to be released, seeing that it's a Nu Image/Millennium film (they make above average direct-to-DVD movies) and that it was to be directed by action expert Isaac Florentine. And I was overall satisfied. Granted, I could list some flaws, such as the fact the Boaz Davidson screenplay contains elements that will be familiar to those who have seen other ninja movies in the past, and it has the hero on several occasions dragging the female lead behind him despite the fact she's an accomplished fighter like him. But there's a lot more to like. The movie is slickly made, well-photographed and lit, and the chosen Bulgarian locations manage to pass off as New York (believe it or not!) The fight scenes are pretty brutal and exciting, resulting in some great splatter (though I wish the blood and gore had not been mostly done with CGI). Yes, this movie is far from great art, but if you are looking for ninja action, this movie delivers.


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Country:

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Release Date:

22 October 2009 (Malaysia) See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$194,243
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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