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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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Release Date:

2 October 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ninja I  »

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Budget:

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

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(Metrocolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film is widely attributed to being the movie that popularized Ninjutsu during the 1980s as several ninja movies were made after it. Prior to the film, judo films had been popular in the 1950s; karate movies in the 1960s and kung-fu pictures in the 1970s. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the opening scenes, the white ninja's master is shown, multiple times, to be watching from outside the house. After defeating the black ninja, the white ninja approaches his master, who is clearly a live human being because of head movement and blinking eyes. When the ninja bows in respect to his master and the camera pans back, the "master" is now a mannequin and is beheaded by the white ninja. See more »

Quotes

Frank Landers: You know Mary Ann there are times when I... when I wake up in the morning and I look at this guy in the mirror and I say "What the hell are you doing with your life Frank?" and you know something, son of a bitch never answers me!
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fantastic crap
7 March 2005 | by (Puerto Rico) – See all my reviews

I still remember watching this movie with my friends in the 6th grade and walking out of the theater like we had just seen the greatest martial arts movie ever. I was one of the first kids on my street to have a videocassette recorder and i would rent this movie every week for at least a year. We would look at the film like investigators probably looked at the Zapruder film.I don't like to trtash it because every time i see something associated with this movie i remember my childhood and a feel very nostalgic about those memories. It is my first writing here so excuse my English if there are errors or there is a lack of sense to what I'm trying to say.


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