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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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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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7 August 1992 (USA)  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)

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$29,000,301 (USA)
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The video game the boys play in their room is Super Mario Bros. 3 for the 8-Bit Nintendo NES System. Similarly, the box for this system appears in the boys' closet later in the film. See more »

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When Rocky is battling Fester in the master bedroom, his reflection is seen in a mirror. The mirror is hanging on a wall facing the door, away from him, and should not have caught his image. See more »

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Grandpa: Colt, what is a ninja?
Colt: A ninja is one who can use everything around him to trick his enemies. He and fast and he is friendly to his environment.
Rocky: A ninja is honest and good. His mind, body and spirit are one. He has self-control. He has discipline.
Tum Tum: A ninja loves nature, uh, 'cause he is part of nature. A ninja never fights a battle if he cannot win.
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Written by Richard Marvin (as Rick Marvin) & Will Roc (as William Griffin)
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incredible and brilliant in every conceivable way
19 May 2003 | by (London) – See all my reviews

A great many people claim that Citizen Kane is one of the greatest films, and whilst there is some truth to the fact that Orson's masterpiece was, in terms of style, innovative - 3 Ninjas is truly a superior film on every level.

3 Ninjas combines Chaucerian comedic metaphors, injects some Wordworthian bathos, mixes in some satire worthy of Swift, and comes out with a film so incredible that this reviewer cannot describe it with a sufficient number of superlatives!

A dramatic stripping away of racial and social mores in the modern day United States, 3 Ninjas is extraordinary in its realistic treatment of a multi-ethnic family - because, after all, every Japanese person knows karate!

I'm amazed that so many of the actors involved in this fine production have not gone on to star in any other films, and was surprised to note that the film was absent from the Academy Awards shortlist. Perhaps a remake can be arranged if we all join hands, find a Japanese friend to teach us the mystical ways of the East, and pray that that chap from Happy Days is still alive.


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