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American Ninja

30th August 1985
1h 35m
Sam Firstenberg

American Ninja is a 1985 Action film released on 30th August; Sam Firstenberg directed the film which stars Steve James, Michael Dudikoff, and Richard Norton. A sequel, American Ninja 2: The Confrontation, was released in 1987. The film was a box office success, earning a profit of $9,499,694 on its budget.

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Joe Armstrong, an orphaned drifter with 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.

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 4:10pm.

Cast (13)

Steve James's profile Steve James
Age at Filming ≈ 32
Michael Dudikoff's profile Michael Dudikoff
Age at Filming ≈ 30
Richard Norton's profile Richard Norton
Age at Filming ≈ 34
John Fujioka
Age at Filming ≈ 59
John LaMotta
Age at Filming ≈ 45
Guich Koock
Age at Filming ≈ 40
Tadashi Yamashita
Age at Filming ≈ 42
Judie Aronson's profile Judie Aronson
Age at Filming ≈ 20
Don Stewart
Age at Filming ≈ 49

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American Ninja Stats

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

8% 20-29
23% 30-39
31% 40-49
8% 50-59
31% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

15% Female
85% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

100% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

100% Unknown

American Ninja FAQ

When was American Ninja released?

American Ninja was released on Friday August 30th, 1985.

How much did American Ninja cost to make?

The budget was $1,000,000.

How much money did American Ninja make?

The worldwide revenue was $10,499,694.

Is American Ninja on Netflix?

No, American Ninja is not currently available on Netflix in the United States

Is American Ninja on Amazon Prime?

Yes, American Ninja is currently available on Amazon Prime in the United States

Is American Ninja on Disney Plus?

No, American Ninja is not currently available on Disney+ in the United States