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American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987)

R | | Action, Drama | 1 May 1987 (USA)
On a remote Caribbean island, Army Ranger Joe Armstrong investigates the disappearance of several marines, which leads him to The Lion, a super-criminal who has kidnapped a local scientist and mass-produced an army of mutant Ninja warriors.

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On a remote Caribbean island, Army Ranger Joe Armstrong investigates the disappearance of several marines, which leads him to The Lion, a super-criminal who has kidnapped a local scientist and mass-produced an army of mutant Ninja warriors.

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,039,301, 3 May 1987, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,000,000
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Trivia

The Marines commanding officers is named "Wild Bill". He has a similar look to the G.I. Joe character of the same code name. He even wears a similar style hat as the G.I. Joe character when they storm The Lions compound. Due to Wil Bill looking like a G.I. Joe character it would explain the look of the rest of the strike team not wearing matching clothing as a nod to G.I. Joe which was popular when the film was made. See more »

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When Joe and Jackson jump off the cliff into the awaiting motor boat, the fall far from each other, and with a lot of momentum, yet when they are shown landing they are almost touching, and easily drop into the craft with a soft landing. See more »

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Wild Bill Woodward: This is really beginning to get on my tits!
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Referenced in Colors (1988) See more »

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Temptation
Written by Michael Bishop and Scott "Lord" Page
Arranged and Produced by Michael Bishop
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improvement over the first
11 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

It's cheesy as all hell, but I actually prefer AMERICAN NINJA 2 to the original. The story moves quicker and there's more action. Dudikoff and Steve James return as karate-kicking Army soldiers, this time investigating a mysterious Caribbean island where soldiers have been disappearing. The bad guy there is creating genetically-enhanced super Ninjas or something like that, using the work of a kidnapped doctor, who's daughter informs Dudikoff about his abduction and imprisonment on the island. There's a wild truck chase and a fun bar fight, and an all-out action-packed climax on the island between an army of Ninja and the Army. Another typical "chop socky" flick, but a slight improvement over first, and my favorite of the series.


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