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3 Ninjas Knuckle Up (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Action, Family | 7 April 1995 (USA)
In this movie Rocky, Colt and TumTum must battle an evil wealthy toxic waste dumper in order to save a local Indian tribe and their friend Jo. The 3 Ninjas must help find Jo's father and ... See full summary »

Director:

Sang-ok Shin (as Simon S. Sheen)

Writer:

Alex S. Kim (screenplay)
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Wong ... Grandpa
Charles Napier ... Jack
Michael Treanor Michael Treanor ... Rocky
Max Elliott Slade ... Colt (as Max Elliot Slade)
Chad Power Chad Power ... Tum Tum
Crystle Lightning ... Jo
Patrick Kilpatrick ... J.J.
Don Shanks ... Charlie (as Donald L. Shanks)
Sheldon Peters Wolfchild ... Lee
Nick Ramus ... Chief Roundcreek (as Nickolas G. Ramus)
Donal Logue ... Jimmy
Vincent Schiavelli ... The Mayor
Selina Jayne Selina Jayne ... Jo's Mother
Kait Lyn Mathews Kait Lyn Mathews ... Theresa
Don Stark ... Sheriff
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Storyline

In this movie Rocky, Colt and TumTum must battle an evil wealthy toxic waste dumper in order to save a local Indian tribe and their friend Jo. The 3 Ninjas must help find Jo's father and find a secret disk that contains evidence that could stop the toxic landfill that is destroying the Indian community. However the town is owned by the rich man and he controls the police and even the mayor. They must fight a motorcycle gang and renegade cowboys in this non-stop ninja adventure. Written by David <David182@ix.netcom>

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Taglines:

Knuckling Up for their Biggest Adventure Yet! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Action | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for non-stop ninja action | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

3 Ninjaa Sotapolulla See more »

Filming Locations:

Topanga Canyon, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$67,789, 12 March 1995

Gross USA:

$413,479

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$413,479
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

One shoot lasted until 4 A.M. See more »

Goofs

When Rocky and Tum Tum are fighting the bikers, Tum Tum's hat is knocked off, but reappears on his head a second later See more »

Quotes

Tum Tum: [last lines]
Tum Tum: So, you going to kiss her, Colt?
Colt: Who?
Tum Tum: Her. Jo.
Colt: Nah.
Rocky: Yes, you are!
Rocky and Tum Tum: [making kissing sounds; chanting] Colt's going to kiss Jo! Colt's going to kiss Jo! Colt's going to kiss Jo!
Colt: Come on, you guys! Okay, okay, maybe I will.
Rocky and Tum Tum: What?
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Crazy Credits

At the End of the Movie, In the Credits, Max Elliott Slade's middle name is spelled wrong (Elliot) instead of Elliott with two t's See more »

Alternate Versions

The version shown on The Hub contains scenes not shown in the film, these scenes are:
  • An animated opening (the international version of the first 3 Ninjas had this.)
  • A scene where the kids get warrior necklaces from an old woman, possibly Jo's grandma, which also shows where Tum Tum learned to spray hot peppers (later in the regular version, at the fight after the ceremony, Tum Tum sprays peppers into a man's eyes.)
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Connections

Follows 3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994) See more »

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Part Crouching Tiger, Part Surf Ninjas, this rollercoaster ride gets Three Knuckles up!
7 February 2002 | by MeifumadoSee all my reviews

One would think that after the previous two adrenaline-soaked installments in this series that the franchise would run out of steam, but instead of moving forward at the breakneck speed one would expect, instead it slows down and looks inward, finding fertile new ground to explore. One such example is when the boys first meet their native american uncle, and are illuminated to the ecological problems in our consumer specific culture. Not since "Fire Down Below", has their plight been so real that you cannot ignore it, and must hold yourself to blame. Another prime example is when Tum Tum runs afoul of the Yakuza, and his brothers steadfast protection of him in the face of danger. A bold, artistic statement, Three Ninjas Knuckle Up gives up the way of punches and kicks, and chooses the love of family over blitzkreig martial arts shenanigans in what is the most refreshing film of the year, and a prime candidate for film preservation. (All things said, I must admit that my review may be a little biased, being that I played "Ninja who gets hit in the crotch #3", so I hope you'll bear with me)


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