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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

In the backstreet scene where Joe meets Alicia, then fighting the ninjas, one of them was throwing a shuriken (ninja star) at Joe. In the next scene, the shuriken is already tagged on the door, the sound effects added afterward, Joe's ducking and then Alicia screaming. See more »

Quotes

Ambassador Scruggs: What do we do now, Leo?
Leo 'The Lion' Burke: [as he runs away] Kiss my ass.
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Connections

Followed by American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989) See more »

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Wasteland
Written by Craig Behrhorst and Chris Atchison
Performed by Ruffians
Produced by Paul Zahl
Courtesy of Victory Records
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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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