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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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Will Hare ...
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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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Ninjitsu, the darkest and deadliest of all the Martial Arts. See more »


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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)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ninjas are seen in this movie with a full wardrobe of attachments and weapons. These often included a blow-gun, bola (manriki), bow & arrow, nunchaku (nunchuks), sai, shinobi-gatana, shiroken, spear-staff and tonfa. See more »

Goofs

During the opening sequence Cole does a back flip to get down from a tree and lands behind some tall grass, as he pushes the grass aside and steps through you can see the stuntman who did the back flip trying to hide behind him. See more »

Quotes

Charles Venarius: I want a ninja. Find me a ninja. I want Lander's land!
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ninjas take the elevator
23 June 2005 | by (uk) – See all my reviews

As B-movies go, this movie is hilarious and absolutely entertaining. The renegade macho posturing, over-the-top costuming and sound effects, and the genuinely comic manners of death can easily coalesce to something transcendent for you; if you're worried that a camp film will leave you feeling that you've merely wasted your time, worry not. This film is much funnier than anything you've seen on MST3K, and would be delightful even without irony for anyone who likes to watch lost paint-ballers, Chuck Norris movies and/or right-wing survivalist nut-jobs. After this movie, I like to slap on some "Brut" cologne, do squats and hold my breath until laughter prompts release.


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