American Ninja


American Ninja (1985)



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Based in the Philippines, an American GI stumbles upon a crooked arms racket involving the very military he works for. Attempting to thwart their activities, he fights his way through many villains and manages to rescue a damsel in distress along the way.


Michael Dudikoff
as Joe Armstrong
Steve James
as Curtis Jackson
Judie Aronson
as Patricia Hickock
Guich Koock
as Col. Hickock
John Fujioka
as Shinyuki
John LaMotta
as Rinaldo
Tadashi Yamashita
as Black Star Ninja
Phil Brock
as Charley
Tony Carreon
as Older Colombian
Roi Vinzon
as Younger Colombian
Rohy Batliwala
as Truck Driver
Gregg Rocero
as Bodyguard
Berto Spoor
as Bodyguard
Jerry Bailey
as Head Hijacker
Roy Batiwala
as Truck Driver
James E. Gaines
as Truck Driver
Steve Cook
as Truck Driver
Brian Robilliard
as Truck Driver
Zenon Gil
as Truck Driver
Estrella Antonio
as Housekeeper
Joey Galvez
as MP Arresting Officer
Nick Nicholson
as Duty Officer
Eric Hahn
as Supply Sergeant
Jacob Mendoza
as Fat Truck Driver
Avi Charupe
as Joe's Father
Esther Zewko
as Joe's Mother
Willy Williams
as 1st Barrack Soldier
Willie Williams
as Barrack Soldier #1
Christian Hoss
as Barrack Soldier #2
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Critic Reviews for American Ninja

All Critics (6)

American Ninja was still a compltely awful movie. But educational in its own awful way. Now when I see my next ninja movie I'll have something to compare it to.

Jan 29, 2019 | Full Review…

So this is what happens to the support cast of "Grease"?

Sep 18, 2002 | Rating: 2/5

I hate it now. I loved it when I was 14. Does that count?

Jul 26, 2002 | Rating: 1/5

Title tells you all you need to know ... except for all the badness.

Jul 25, 2002 | Rating: 1.5/5

Audience Reviews for American Ninja


Funny how movies you enjoy as kids just don't hold up this day and age. The plot is quite bad and every time you see a ninja you kind of laugh inside The action scenes are quite poorly put together and the acting is bordering terrible. The premise could been quite fun had the filmmakers been less interested in a dead series take. The film is nowhere near a complete mess which is surprising. The ninjas are hilarious at times which makes it a little unwatchable. The film isn't the worst in the series so it gets better marks then the rest

Brendan Nicholls
Brendan Nicholls

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Corny white ninja expert guy protecting pretty girl while beating all various bad guy type movie

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

Michael Dukikoff's great on his skills and abilities as a ninja hero.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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