Get ready for breathtaking action and electrifying martial arts magic as a young American becomes one of the greatest masters of Ninjitsu, the deadliest art of the Orient. American Ninja™ is entertainment as swift and sure as the flashing blade of a samurai's sword! Stationed in the Philippines, 18-year-old U.S. Army private Joe Armstrong (Michael Dudikoff) is escorting a supply convoy when it is ambushed by rebels – one of whom he recognizes as a Black Ninja warrior. Instinctively, Joe defends himself using the esoteric martial art of Ninjitsu – an ability that puts him under suspicion by his commander and fellow soldiers. Alone in his fight against corruption, the boy finally discovers the secret of this mysterious past – a secret that pits him against the evil Black Star Ninja in the ultimate martial arts battle.

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American Ninja (1985)

R

Action/Martial Arts · 1h 30m · 8/30/1985

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The deadliest art of the Orient is now in the hands of an American.

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Get ready for breathtaking action and electrifying martial arts magic as a young American becomes one of the greatest masters of Ninjitsu, the deadliest art of the Orient. American Ninja™ is entertainment as swift and sure as the flashing blade of a samurai's sword! Stationed in the Philippines, 18-year-old U.S. Army private Joe Armstrong (Michael Dudikoff) is escorting a supply convoy when it is ambushed by rebels – one of whom he recognizes as a Black Ninja warrior. Instinctively, Joe defends himself using the esoteric martial art of Ninjitsu – an ability that puts him under suspicion by his commander and fellow soldiers. Alone in his fight against corruption, the boy finally discovers the secret of this mysterious past – a secret that pits him against the evil Black Star Ninja in the ultimate martial arts battle.

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Status

Released

Languages

French, English

Country

United States

Production Company

Lazer Films

Budget

$1,000,000

Revenue

$1,000,000
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American Ninja

Cast
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Berto Spoor

Bodyguard
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Henry Strzalkowski

Bit part (uncredited)
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Willie Williams

Barrack soldier #1
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Tony Carreon

Older Colombian
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Don Stewart

Ortega
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Brian Robillard

Truck driver
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Zenon Gil

Truck driver
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Tadashi Yamashita

Black Star ninja
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Phil Brock

Charley
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Christian Hoss

Barrack soldier #2
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Gregg Rogero

Bodyguard
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Guich Koock

Col. Hickock
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Eric Hahn

Supply sergeant
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John LaMotta

Rinaldo (as John La Motta)
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Roi Vinzon

Younger Colombian
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Jim Gaines

Truck driver (as James Gaines)
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Joey Galvez

MP Arresting officer
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Michael Hackbart

Bodyguard
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Judie Aronson

Patricia Hickock
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Rohy Batliwala

Truck driver
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Steve James

Curtis Jackson
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John Fujioka

Shinyuki
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Michael Dudikoff

Joe Armstrong
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Richard Norton

MP
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Manolet Escudero

Bodyguard
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Steve Cook

Truck driver (as Steven Cook)
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Nick Nicholson

Duty officer
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Jerry Bailey

Head hijacker
Crew
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Sam Firstenberg

Director
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Gideon Amir

Writer
Disc Releases
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American Ninja

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10/31/2023

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American Ninja

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

10/2/2001

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American Ninja

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8/16/2016

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American Ninja

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6/23/2011

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