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3 Ninjas (1992)

 -  Action | Comedy | Family  -  7 August 1992 (USA)
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Each year, three brothers, Samuel, Jeffrey and Michael Douglas visit their grandfather, Mori Tanaka, for the summer. Mori is highly skilled in ninjutsu, and for years he has trained the ... See full summary »

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Emily
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D.J. Harder ...
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Each year, three brothers, Samuel, Jeffrey and Michael Douglas visit their grandfather, Mori Tanaka, for the summer. Mori is highly skilled in ninjutsu, and for years he has trained the boys in his techniques. After an organized crime ring proves to be too much for the F.B.I., it's time for the three ninja brothers! Using their martial artistry, they team up to battle the crime ring and outwit some very persistent kidnappers! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated PG for martial arts action, mild language, and theme | See all certifications »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)

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$29,000,301 (USA)
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Michael Treanor and Max Elliott Slade were like brothers. In fact, Michael Treanor quotes, "Once Max got me into a headlock while I was memorizing my lines. I got him pinned pretty quick. It was funny watching him trying to get out of my grip. He wouldn't give up 'til 10 minutes later. The kid needs to learn to give up!" See more »

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When Snyder whistles for his henchman to stop attacking the kids at the grandpa's house his fingers are two inches away from lips when the whistle is dubbed See more »

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Jessica Douglas: If you think being a Ninja's hard work, try being a mom.
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Funny Movie
23 January 2003 | by (Lewiston, Idaho) – See all my reviews

Ok folks, I'm going to be as objective as I can be. This is just one of those movies-you either like it or you don't. This is not high art, though it tries to be. It's not Bruce Lee either, but then what was he doing at 13 years of age? And yes-all of Victor Wong's Martial arts were doubled by others.

Still, this movie has some fine moments-like the Ninja version of Home alone. 3 Guys are hired by Snyder to kidnap the boys-but these guys have no idea what they are getting themselves into(Snyder knows-but neglects to tell them what the boys can do!)These boys are Ninjas-and they know how to kick butt! These guys get more than what they bargain for! LO! They get bruised, scores and food poisoning. One of them gets tied by a rope made of ties(this goes a bit far I admit.)

Then the boys are Kidnapped by Snyder's own men and are taken to a ship. This is Snyder's hideout. Inside, they are training Ninjas. The boys Do battle with these guys-and the boys win. But by now Snyder and his men are desperate-they turn Guns on them. Just then, Granpa shows up and reminds the boys of the dummy lesson they learned before he takes them home. They use these skills to knock down the big guy who weighs at least 250 pounds-maybe more. Snyder does battle with Grandpa-watch this movie to find out who wins.

I have two Minor Complaints of this film:

A. The Character "Tum Tum" is pathetic. The idea of a child eating Candy all the time and having something hanging from his mouth through out the film is sickening. If you are eating dinner during this movie, you wish you weren't. If this was real life, the kid would be wearing dentures before he turns 30-thank God it's only a movie. They should have given this kid a better character and naming him differently, or taken him out altogether.

B. The Scene where these kids are on their way to school on their bikes, they ride over just about anything they can-showing off and showing disrespect for the neighbors. I thought kids learn respect for others through martial arts?

My favorite Character is Rocky. He has the best moves in this movie.

Bottom Line? You can either like or hate this movie. For me at least, I come in between. It's an OK movie-but I know that, with a better script combined with the talents of these kids-it could be a whole lot better.

On a Scale of 10-I give it a 5.


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