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American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1990)

R | | Action, Drama | 8 March 1991 (USA)
The two American Ninjas, Joe Armstrong and Sean Davidson, team up to do battle against a terrorist and his band of Ninjas.

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Cedric Sundstrom

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Gideon Amir (based on characters created by), James Booth (as David Geeves) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Dudikoff ... Joe Armstrong
David Bradley ... Sean Davidson
James Booth James Booth ... Mulgrew
Dwayne Alexandre Dwayne Alexandre ... Brackston
Ken Gampu ... Dr. Tamba
Robin Stille ... Sarah
Frantz Dobrowsky Frantz Dobrowsky ... O'Reilly (as Franz Dobrowsky)
Ron Smerczak ... Maksood
Kely McClung Kely McClung ... Super Ninja / Delta Force Team
Jody Abrahams Jody Abrahams ... Pango
Anthony Fridjhon Anthony Fridjhon ... Freddie / Treddle (as Anthony Fridjohn)
David Sherwood David Sherwood ... Gavin
Sean Kelly Sean Kelly ... Norris
Jamie Bartlett Jamie Bartlett ... Segal
Deon Stewardson ... Delta Force Team
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Storyline

CIA agent Sean Davidson and his sidekick Carl are sent into the stronghold of sadistic British ex-soldier Mulgrew to rescue some Delta Force commandoes who have been captured and tortured. When Sean, Carl and pretty doctor Sarah run into some problems, Peace Corps vet Joe Armstrong is lured out of retirement to stop Mulgrew's plan to explode a nuclear device in New York City. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El guerrero americano 4 See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$277,462, 10 March 1991, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$358,047
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cannon Group See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Robin Stille. See more »

Goofs

When the Delta Force commando throws the grenade which explodes by the two ninjas, the explosion can be seen to be emanating from a black box generating flames, with the camera placement almost completely concealing it from view. See more »

Quotes

Sean Davidson: This isn't a game, Gavin, those were ninja!
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Alternate Versions

While the TV-version contains several cuts to reduce violence, the 18-rated Video-Release is uncut. See more »

Connections

Follows American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987) See more »

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Fight Fire with Fire
Written by Nic. tenBroek & Jenny Meltzer
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*1/2 OUT OF FIVE
10 July 2003 | by bronsonskull72See all my reviews

Michael Dudikoff returns as Joe Armstrong the original "American Ninja" who is the last hope to save the other "American Ninja" Sean Davidson (David Bradley) from an angry Arab who is developing a nuke that can fit in a suit case in this dull yet much improved sequel. American Ninja 4 has a few okay actionscenes and the overall quality is better this time out, but overall the movie is far too wooden to be much fun. Only a few inspired moments emerge to make this one rise above a "Turkey" rating. My only other observation has to deal with Dudikoff himself, he looks very bored and disinterested with the whole thing,while the other actors are just woeful. Strictly by the numbers.


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