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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.

Director:

Sam Firstenberg

Writers:

Avi Kleinberger (based on the characters created by), Gideon Amir (based on the characters created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Dudikoff ... Joe
Steve James ... Jackson
Larry Poindexter ... Charlie
Gary Conway ... The Lion
Jeff Celentano ... Wild Bill (as Jeff Weston)
Michelle Botes Michelle Botes ... Alicia Sanborn
Mike Stone ... Tojo Ken
Len Sparrowhawk Len Sparrowhawk ... Pat McCarthy
Jonathan Pienaar ... Taylor
Bill Curry Bill Curry ... Inspector Singh
Dennis Folbigge Dennis Folbigge ... Sir Cloudsly Smith
Elmo Fillis Elmo Fillis ... Toto
Ralph Draper Ralph Draper ... Prof. Sanborne
John Pasternak John Pasternak ... Vesuvius
Gary Ford 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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Action | Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

The last movie Michael Dudikoff made with Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, but not the last one he made with Cannon. That was Chain of Command (1994). See more »

Goofs

When Joe and Jackson jump off the cliff into the awaiting motor boat, the fall far from each other, and with a lot of momentum, yet when they are shown landing they are almost touching, and easily drop into the craft with a soft landing. See more »

Quotes

Wild Bill Woodward: Ninja? What the hell are ninja?
Curtis Jackson: They're a secret Japanese society expert in the art of assassination.
Wild Bill Woodward: Tell me, what would Japanese assassins be doing in this part of the world, taking a vacation?
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by 13 secs (28 secs for the video) to remove all footage of throwing stars. The DVD is uncut. See more »

Connections

Follows American Ninja (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Sin City
Written and Performed by Michael Bishop
Produced by Michael Bishop and Doug Doyle
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User Reviews

Macho bulls*** returns with, yes, more ninjas...
29 April 2002 | by abentenjoSee all my reviews

On a distant Caribbean island, the corrupt local enforcers are kidnapping newly transferred US marines and using them to create a cult of genetically modified super Ninjas, masterminded by a textbook millionaire meanie forerunning in the drug trade. It's a good job, then, that new recruits to the island are Joe Armstrong (Dudikoff) and Curtis Jackson (James), hard-hitting army boys with PhDs in Macho and becoming slightly used to this kind of thing by now. The whole affair's a charade, comic-book action at its relentless best that seems to retain a certain charm and good nature despite its B-movie faults - and the returning duo do well; Dudikoff playing it straight and stern while James supplies crucial comic relief.


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Country:

USA | South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,039,301, 3 May 1987

Gross USA:

$4,000,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,000,000
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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