American Ninja

Lists: Martial Arts films, Action

Brief Synopsis: "Joe Armstrong, an orphaned drifter will little respect for much other than martial arts, finds himself on an American Army base in The Philippines after a judge gives him a choice of enlistment or prison. On one of his first missions driving a convoy, his platoon is attacked by a group of rebels who try to steal the weapons the platoon is transporting and kidnap the base colonel's daughter."

Overall Ranking: 0 (Rank from 1985: # 0)

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George Rother of MovieGuy 24/785

People Involved

  • Michael Dudikoff (Pvt. Joe Armstrong)
  • Steve James (Cpl. Curtis Jackson)
  • Judie Aronson (Patricia Hickock)
  • Guich Koock (Col. William T. Hickock)
  • John Fujioka (Shinyuki)
  • Don Stewart (Victor Ortega)
  • John LaMotta (MSgt. Rinaldo)
  • Tadashi Yamashita (Black Star Ninja)
  • Phillip Brock (Pvt. Charley Madison)
  • Tony Carreon (Older Colombian)
  • Roi Vinzon (Younger Colombian)
  • Sam Firstenberg (Director)

  • Other Movies in the Series

  • American Ninja 2: The Confrontation
  • American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt
  • American Ninja 4: The Annihilation
  • American Ninja V