Ninja III: The Domination (1984)

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In this slick exploitation, martial arts fantasy from schlockmeisters Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, an evil ninja is killed off in a sandtrap on a golf course in Phoenix -- the police riddle him with bullets, foolishly thinking that is the end of it. But as he is dying, the ninja throws a smoke bomb and, hidden by the dark cloud, he crawls into a phone-company van driven by the acrobatic Christie (Lucinda Dickey of Breakin'). As he dies there, his soul possesses her body, much to the consternation of her boyfriend, Secord (Jordan Bennett). Christie periodically uses exotic Eastern skills to slaughter the evil ninja's foes until good ninja Yamada (Sho Kosugi) comes to her rescue.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Horror
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Studio:
MGM/United Artists

Cast

Lucinda Dickey
as Christie
David Chung
as Black Ninja
Shô Kosugi
as Yamada
Jordan Bennett
as Billy Secord
Tom Castronova
as Police sergeant
James Hong
as Miyashima
Bob Craig
as Netherland
Pamela Ness
as Alana
Roy Padilla
as Winslow
Moe Mosley
as Pickwick
Ron Foster
as Jimenez
Alan Amiel
as Black Ninja Double
Earl Smith
as Jefferson
Carver Barnes
as Nicholson
Karen Petty
as Tracy
James Maher
as Frankel
Judy Starr
as Doctor
Rosemary Ono
as Megumi
Chris Micelli
as Pulley
Lem Cook
as Helicopter Pilot
Howard Dean
as Policeman
T.J. Castronovo
as Sgt. Cone
Jay Rasumny
as Morgue Attendant #1
Terence Goodman
as Morgue Attendant #2
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Critic Reviews for Ninja III: The Domination

All Critics (6)

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

somehow combines a now unstoppable (and un-stealthy) ninja killing machine with an exorcism motif lifted straight from horror, and gratuitous aerobics sequences (showing off the talents of Lucinda Dickey, flush from recent success in Breakin').

Full Review… | January 17, 2016
Little White Lies

It distills the 80s down into diamond-hard pellets, dumps them into a shotgun, and unloads both barrels right in your face.

Full Review… | October 23, 2014
Mania.com

When an aerobics instructor and her new police detective boyfriend make the beast with two backs, you can't help but notice that his is disturbingly hairy. That is just one of the many disorienting elements that make this such a wacked-out experience.

Full Review… | January 6, 2014
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

A gonzo masterpiece. You will see such bizarre sights that you'll have no alternative other than to think WTF?

Full Review… | May 29, 2013
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Audience Reviews for Ninja III: The Domination

Ninja III: The Domination (1984) ?? Dying ninja possesses innocent women to do his bidding. Good action, but not enough of it.

Tanner Bartko
Tanner Bartko

I haven't seen Ninja III: The Domination, but it has possibly the best name of any movie ever. And for that it deserves recognition.

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Super Reviewer

I cannot remember much from this movie, but I know it was one of my favourites as a kid

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

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