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American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987)

 -  Action | Drama  -  1 May 1987 (USA)
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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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Sgt. Charlie McDonald
Gary Conway ...
Leo 'The Lion' Burke
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Capt. 'Wild Bill' Woodward (as Jeff Weston)
Michelle Botes ...
Alicia Sanborn
Mike Stone ...
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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warrior | island | ninja | kendo | fight | See more »

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Action | Drama

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$350,000 (estimated)

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$4,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Prior to the film's release in 1987, several cuts had to be made in order to recieve it's "R" rating due to excessive close-ups in various fight scenes. See more »

Goofs

Joe and Curtis obviously borrowed their Dress Blue uniforms from Staff Sergeant McDonald. Provided they also borrowed his ribbon set as well, both Joe and Curtis are wearing different ribbons from one another. Furthermore, the only row of ribbons that do match between the two of them is the bottom row, however they are in a different order which would be unlikely even if the two sets of uniforms actually belonged to them as ribbons and metals are arranged by precedence. See more »

Quotes

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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Move to the City
Written by Izzy Stradlin (as Izzy Stradlin'), Del James (as D.J.) and Chris Weber
Performed and Produced by Guns N' Roses
Courtesy of Uzi Suicide Record Co.
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Another great ninja film!
28 August 2005 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

Here's another great martial arts action film. Prior to the first AN, American Ninja 2, provide lots of action and suspense just like the first one. This time taking on "superninjas" they weren't so super to me there. Both Armstrong and Jackson(Michael Dudikoff and Steve James) were always on top of things. The Marines weren't so warm to the Army Rangers at first, but when it was getting the job done Armstrong and Jackson don't play around. Armstrong was all techniques, Jackson was all power, that's why he is later named "Powerhouse" Jackson. He was the martial artist with attitude. Especially when he stomped on the ninja and he said, "STAY DOWN!" You don't play with Powerhouse Jackson. The outside fight scene with Joe and the ninjas were memorable as well. I liked the part where Joe catches the dart with his hand and took out that ninja with the shuriken(throwing star). These characters were outrageous, they'll make any brawler run home to mama. This movie is just as good as first, however it does have more action though, which I like the best. Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars.


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