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Ninja (2009)

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A westerner named Casey, studying Ninjutsu in Japan, is asked by the Sensei to return to New York to protect the legendary Yoroi Bitsu, an armored chest that contains the weapons of the last Koga Ninja.

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Isaac Florentine

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Adkins ... Casey Bowman
IHARA ... Masazuka (as Tsuyoshi Ihara)
Mika Hijii Mika Hijii ... Namiko Takeda
Todd Jensen ... Det. Traxler
Togo Igawa ... Sensei Takeda
Garrick Hagon ... Professor Garrison
Miles Anderson ... Temple
Valentin Ganev ... Klimitov
Atanas Srebrev ... Detective Vukovich
Fumio Demura ... Shihan Dai
Masaki Onishi Masaki Onishi ... Ryuu
Nikolai Sotirov Nikolai Sotirov ... Adamovich
Kenji Motomiya Kenji Motomiya ... Akira
Asen Asenov Asen Asenov ... Big armed man
Ivailo Dimitrov Ivailo Dimitrov ... Bodyguard
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Storyline

Casey, a Westerner studies Ninjitsu in Japan. And in their Master's possession is an Ninja armor with some legendary weapons which goes to a deserving person. Masazuka, another student thinks he is that person but the Master has an affinity for Casey. One day Masazuka attacks Casey and Casey defends himself scarring Masazuka. Masazuka would be banished. He would then become an assassin, who works for a group criminals called The Ring. Masazuka would return demanding the armor but the Master still refuses. The Master tells Casey and his daughter, Namiko to take the armor to America were it can be kept from Masazuka. After killing the Master, Masazuka follows them to Anmerica and tries to get it. Casey is erroneously arrested for crimes committed by Masazuka. He eventually abducts Namiko and demands turn the armor to him. Casey tells him if he wants he'll have to fight him for it. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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From the shadow of the night, a warrior is born See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence throughout | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese | Russian | Spanish

Release Date:

22 October 2009 (Malaysia) See more »

Also Known As:

NINJA See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$194,243
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Scott Adkins, Valentin Ganev, and Velizar Binev all appeared together in Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing (2006) another Nu Image Film directed by Isaac Florentine. Adkins and Ganev would later appear in Undisputed 3: Redemption (2010) and Boyka: Undisputed (2016) together. See more »

Goofs

Masazuka faces Casey during their first fight with his bokken in his right hand. This is not correct form when facing an opponent as it precludes rapid drawing of the weapon and striking. The students (including Masazuka) sit correctly at the start of this sequence with the weapon on their right hand side to signal that they do not have hostile intent, whereas Masazuka keeps his weapon in his right hand after rising. This is evident when he must rapidly shift hands before the fight begins. See more »

Connections

Followed by Ninja: Shadow of a Tear (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Dark Mysterious Choir
Written by Stephen Edwards
Performed by Film Orchestra Belgrade (as Belgrade Film Orchestra)
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Ninjas for ninjas sake...
8 November 2011 | by loogenhausenSee all my reviews

The highest praise I can heap upon Ninja is that there is absolutely no fat on this thing. It's lean and mean and gets right down to the point: ninjas! It's a scientific fact that ninjas are way cooler than pirates and robots combined. Even dead people know this to be true. That's why it's hard to even muster the energy to attempt to try to bag on a movie like Ninja. The script is flimsier than a leaf in a hurricane, the dialogue is spotty at best and trying to make sense of every plot detail just outs you as an unpatriotic ninja hater. What the movie does do well is show you ninjas killing the crap out of everyone on screen. Scott Adkins and Tsuyoshi Ihara have a hellacious final duel and everything leading up to it is paced faster than a one hundred yard dash. Let's be honest, you didn't have any interest in this movie for its stern position on global politics and the humane treatment of thoroughly owned ninja victims. You came here for ninja-on-ninja action. It's way better than Casper Van Dien's suckfest Mask of The Ninja and in my opinion slightly better than Ninja Assassin. It is not, however, better than Chris Lambert's The Hunted. That one is the high water mark for trashy non-Japanese ninja movies.


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