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Enter the Ninja (1981)

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After just completing his training at a ninja school, an army vet travels to the Phillippines and finds himself battling a land grabber who wants his war-buddy's property. He must also ... See full summary »

Director:

Menahem Golan

Writers:

Dick Desmond (screen story), Dick Desmond (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Franco Nero ... Cole
Susan George ... Mary Ann
Shô Kosugi ... Hasegawa
Christopher George ... Venarius
Alex Courtney ... Frank
Will Hare ... Dollars
Zachi Noy ... The Hook
Constantine Gregory ... Mr. Parker (as Constantin de Goguel)
Dale Ishimoto ... Komori
Joonee Gamboa ... Mr. Mesuda
Leo Martinez ... Pee Wee
Ken Metcalfe ... Elliot
Subas Herrero ... Alberto
Alan Amiel Alan Amiel ... Maroon Ninja
Douglas Ivan Douglas Ivan ... Maroon Ninja (as Doug Ivan)
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After just completing his training at a ninja school, an army vet travels to the Phillippines and finds himself battling a land grabber who wants his war-buddy's property. He must also fight his rival. Written by Michael Pilkington <mjpilkington@hotmail.com>

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Ninjitsu, the darkest and deadliest of all the Martial Arts. See more »


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Trivia

This is the first of three "Ninja" movies in Cannon's Ninja series. The others are Revenge of the Ninja (1983) and Ninja III: The Domination (1984). Both sequels were unrelated in terms of story. Cannon also went on to make American Ninja (1985), which spawned its own five-movie franchise. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the opening scenes, the white ninja's master is shown, multiple times, to be watching from outside the house. After defeating the black ninja, the white ninja approaches his master, who is clearly a live human being because of head movement and blinking eyes. When the ninja bows in respect to his master and the camera pans back, the "master" is now a mannequin and is beheaded by the white ninja. See more »

Quotes

Charles Venarius: I want a ninja. Find me a ninja. I want Lander's land!
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Alternate Versions

German version is ridiculously edited for violence, thus leading to several continuity errors such as weapons or characters suddenly disappearing. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Impressive B-Movies (2015) See more »

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Enter the script...
26 November 2004 | by GuardiaSee all my reviews

OK it's pretty funny. And, there are some funny action sequences that make you think of 70s style martial arts movies. I really like the bit where there is a ninja scene where they are all in different coloured costumes - it's like the Power Rangers!

The part where he has to cross the bridge is good too. I like how they are attempting to act as well.

The budget must of been huge on this film as there are heaps of actors! Anywho, the script was written (I think), in a day, with another day set aside for spell-checking.

If you've read this far, then watch the freakin' movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1981 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(uncut) | (edited for TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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