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Enter the Ninja (1981)

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 »

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Cast

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Venarius
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Frank
Will Hare ...
Dollars
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The Hook
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Mr. Parker (as Constantin de Goguel)
Dale Ishimoto ...
Komori
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Mr. Mesuda
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Pee Wee
Ken Metcalfe ...
Elliot
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Alberto
Alan Amiel ...
Maroon Ninja
Douglas Ivan ...
Maroon Ninja (as Doug Ivan)
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Storyline

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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Warriors of a lost martial art! Hired assassins ...human killing machines! See more »


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2 October 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ninja I  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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(uncut) | (edited for TV)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

After seeing three days worth of dailies that were shot in which Menahem Golan felt were boring, he fired original Director Emmett Alston and took over the project himself. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie during the Fight with the red Ninjas, A few minutes after he shoots his bow at the black Ninja Cole the white Ninja throws three exploding egg smoke bombs. If you look closely you can see the explosion before the eggs hit the ground. See more »

Quotes

Charles Venarius: I want a ninja. Find me a ninja. I want Lander's land!
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User Reviews

 
The most underrated, and little known gem of the 80's Ninja movies
26 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This one is not easy to get a hold of, but if you can and appreciate Ninja flicks, I highly recommend it. It may seem a little cheesy to today's younger generation, but in the hype of the 80's Ninja movies - this one has got it all. Great fight scenes and the most Ninja weaponry skills that I've ever seen displayed on film to this day. Sho Kosugi was great as the bad guy, Hasegawa,(along with playing many of the masked bad guys chasing the lead through his final Ninja test in the opening of the film)and actor Franco Nero's (Cole) efforts were pretty convincing as the newly graduated American Ninja (with a lot of help from Martial Arts great and writer Mike Stone behind the white mask). The opening of the film with Kosugi doing fantastic Katas with weapons to the Ninja test was too cool. All scenes were beautifully shot and the chase/battle between rivals Hasegawa and Cole through the test was awesome. The landscape,weapons,and uniforms of the Ninjas in this film had the appearance of authenticity. Along with many neat fights in between, the final battle is still one of my personal favorites, as jealous Hasegawa is hired out (with evil pleasure),by badger tycoon Mr.Venarius, to assassinate his rival. A must see!!!!!


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