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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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Sgt. Charlie McDonald
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Leo 'The Lion' Burke
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Capt. 'Wild Bill' Woodward (as Jeff Weston)
Michelle Botes ...
Alicia Sanborn
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Tojo Ken
Len Sparrowhawk ...
Pat McCarthy
Jonathan Pienaar ...
Tommy Taylor
Bill Curry ...
Inspector Singh
Dennis Folbigge ...
Sir Cloudsly Smith
Elmo Fillis ...
Toto
Ralph Draper ...
Professor Sanborne
John Pasternack ...
Vesuvius (as John Pasternak)
Gary Ford ...
Ambassador Scruggs
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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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1 May 1987 (USA)  »

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American Ninja 2  »

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Although the original film was one of Cannon's few hits, the company greatly slashed the budget for the sequel when they hit financial trouble. See more »

Goofs

When Todo's truck crashes into the gas station and explodes, it goes flying in the air in an arch, yet there is no reason for this to happen. See more »

Quotes

Wild Bill Woodward: Ninja? What the hell are ninja?
Curtis Jackson: They're a secret Japanese society expert in the art of assassination.
Wild Bill Woodward: Tell me, what would Japanese assassins be doing in this part of the world, taking a vacation?
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Soundtracks

Tell About Mary
Written by Michael Bishop
Performed by Johnny Q.
Produced by Hunt Sales
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Cheap and cheerful Ninja fun!.
24 August 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Don't go into this expecting a Steven Seagal or Van Damme type movie. This was made when the Ninja was big on the small screen. I've seen countless Videos of Ninja movies, but this one, with Ninja III:The Domination, stuck in the mind.

Looking back on it, this movie somewhat tacky now but it's about entertainment more than anything. The story is feeble, but you want to see this for the action above anything else.

Steve James is about the only one in the film that acts really, I really can't see how he never made top billing around all the cardboard actors on screen. I saw this movie many years ago and thought it was an excellent movie back in my "Ninja phase", it's bad in places and fun in others. Don't go into this with a straight face, try and enjoy it as a fun "straight to video" movie.


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