American Ninja / Sam Firstenberg

  • Country and year: USA 1985
  • Duration: 95 min
  • Director: Sam Firstenberg
  • Writer: Paul De Mielche
  • Producer(s): Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan
  • Cinematographer: Hanania Baer
  • Music: Michael Linn
  • Cast: Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, Judie Aronson, Guich Koock, John Fujioka
  • Format: DCP

”Love them or hate them, Cannon Films’ head honchos Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus set the charge for the 80’s Ninja explosion in cinemas and on video shelves. After their successful Ninja trilogy those ‘go-go boys’ revisited the ‘occidental character learns an ancient martial art’ premise of Enter the Ninja and gave martial arts fans a bigger, badder and more explosive ninja adventure.

— This is an action-packed, barrel-load of fun from start to finish. Karate champion Mike Stone’s (Enter the Ninja) martial arts choreography on closer revision is actually cleanly staged and smoothly executed. Stone also trained the genre’s newest star Michael Dudikoff resulting in some pretty decent ninja-fu and other hallmarks of 80’s action.

Dudikoff impresses in his first action role moving like an American warrior delivering killer kicks and powerful looking punches.”
– Ramon Youseph / Kung-fu Kingdom

 

”A great action flick. A classic.”
– Bryan Kristopowitz / 411mania

”It’s still good fun all these years later”
– Michael Moore / Alive Not Dead

”Director Sam Firstenberg is basically Cannon Films royalty”
– Ed Travis / Cinapse

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