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Nine Deaths of the Ninja (1985)

Two anti-terrorist agents are assigned to free a busload of American schoolchildren in the Philippines who are taken hostage by terrorists.

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Emmett Alston

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shô Kosugi ... Spike Shinobi
Brent Huff ... Steve Gordon
Emilia Crow Emilia Crow ... Jennifer Barnes (as Emilia Lesniak)
Blackie Dammett ... Alby the Cruel
Regina Richardson Regina Richardson ... Honey Hump
Vijay Amritraj ... Rankin
Lisa Friedman Lisa Friedman ... Tour Guide
Kane Kosugi ... Kane
Shane Kosugi Shane Kosugi ... Shane
Bruce Fanger Bruce Fanger ... Dr. Wolf
Sonny Erang Sonny Erang ... Rahji
Aiko Cownden Aiko Cownden ... Marisa Lee
Jennifer Crumrine Jennifer Crumrine ... Amanda
Helen McNeely Helen McNeely ... Mrs. Garcia
Protacio Dee ... Feng Fu
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Storyline

A group of drug runners/freedom fighters has kidnapped a busload of tourists in the Philippines and is threatening to kill them all if one of their partners is not released from prison and the government doesn't halt its anti-drug policies. To stop the criminals, a trio of specialist soldiers are called in. Even with all their training, will they be able to stop the terrorists when they begin killing hostages and turning loose their squads of attack midgets? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The Ninja Master... is now The Ninja Avenger

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Action | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadly Warrior See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Alternate Versions

The 1985 UK RCA/Columbia video version was cut by 4 minutes 5 secs by the BBFC to remove all footage of nunchakus and Japanese throwing stars. See more »

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Music by Cecile Colayco
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Great film for the brain dead
12 May 1999 | by modiusSee all my reviews

Will somebody find the director and producer of this film and convince them to take new employment!

Lets be honest, one man cannot dodge five people firing arrows at him whilst he is three foot away!

At the beginning of the film why is the so-called ninja prancing around in a traffic warden's outfit.

I quite enjoyed the beginning of the film where the Ninja apparantly 'trains' on a smoke filled battle field. But I feel it would have been better served had the cast all died during the grenade scene.

The plot, the little there is of it, is so mind numbingly boring that I had to take a 15 minute break half way through the film to watch something intellectual like the teletubbies.

I like to question the use of tin foil as throwing stars in the film!

The film as far as I could make out was about a terrorist who wears ladys gloves, kidnaps some tourists and makes some bad speechs whilst the US government gets Sho Kosgui, some ninja bloke, to rescue them with the aid of some intelligence officers.

I lost the plot after this point, I was put off by the bad dialogue, wooden acting and less than convincing special effects.

Some people claim this film to be a cult film, however I'd like to point out that my definition of a cult is a small group of people who are mentally unstabled which is perfect for this film. And now I hear this film is on DVD - I urge you not to buy this film, unless you want a good laugh.


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