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American Ninja 4 - The Annihilation

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When four Delta Force commandos are captured by an elite Ninja force in an African forest, two top secret operatives (David Bradley and Dwayne Alexandre) are sent to free them. After taking refuge with an American Peace Corps nurse (Robin Stille), all are captured. Rescue lies in the hands of a retired ex-operative (Michael Dudikoff) who needs some persuasion - until the sinister enemy's ultimate scheme of nuclear terrorism against an American target comes to light. It will take everything he's got when a feared, indestructible Super Ninja is unleashed for an ultimate showdown. With its nonstop thrills, this action blast will wipe you out!

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  • Actors: Michael Dudikoff, David Bradley, James Booth, Dwayne Alexandre, Ken Gampu
  • Directors: Cedric Sundstrom
  • Writers: James Booth, Avi Kleinberger, Gideon Amir
  • Producers: Avi Lerner, Christopher Pearce, Ovidio G. Assonitis
  • Format: Dolby, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: December 6, 2005
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000AYEL38
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,123 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "American Ninja 4 - The Annihilation" on IMDb

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 20, 2007
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Here are only a few reasons why this movie surpasses even Plan 9 as the worst movie ever made.

1. Every cliche in the book has been written in. Like the soldier coming to the retired American Ninja at his Peace Corps classroom to ask for his help in rescuing the other American Ninja where the retired ninja responds "I told you the last time, it was the last time." BAM!

2. All the bad ninjas are COLORCODED! Don't know which ninja is more skilled than the others? Well, they're all wearing prime colors and you know which one is the boss because he's got an eyepatch.

3. The American Ninja enlists the help of some kind of retro-80's junkyard gang to take on the bad ninjas like something out of Mad Max.

4. Lastly we have scenes like the recently un-retired ninja fashioning a new sword. One scene he's got what looks like a led pipe and an grinder and in the next he's got a perfectly polished sword. The best scene however, is where the American Ninja, wearing a t-shirt and jeans is about to attack the bad ninja castle when he jumps into a convenient hole in the ground and immediately jumps back out in full black ninja gear. OH WAIT! I forgot about the scene when he catches a crossbow arrow in his teeth and stabs the guy next to him with it while it's still in his mouth.

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love this movie. Nothing like a good chuckle and no brain cells required. I would highly recommend this movie to anyone who loves a good bathos.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Brian E. Erland HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on December 21, 2005
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Michael Dudikofff of 'American Ninja' 1 & 2 comes out of retirement to save David Bradley of 'American Ninja' 3 who is captured in Africa by a band of evil ninja's. Say what you want but I love this movie. After all, who doesn't love story's where a few brave warriors defeat all odds and the enemy to save the day!

Obviously not an Academy Award winner, but who cares. This is a total guy film. A couple of buddies with a six pack or two and you're good to go! Not to forget, the late Robin Stille is a very attractive addition to the story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael Seahorn on October 14, 2011
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I need to admit, I was never a fan of the "American Ninja" series, but I'm a sucker for action hero team-ups like this. At the time of this one's release, Michael Dudikoff was already an established name in the martial arts B-movie genre, and David Bradley would soon be doing neat stuff like Cyborg Soldier and Hard Justice, so their collaboration seems especially cool in retrospect. It's just a bit of a shame that the two of them don't do any real teaming up until the end of this film, and an even bigger shame that such an opportunity didn't yield anything but average results...but damn if it isn't an entertaining sort of disappointment.

The story: Special Forces expert Sean Davidson (Bradley) is sent into an oppressed African nation to free a Delta team from the clutches of a terrorist duo (James Booth and Ron Smerczak) with an army of ninja at their command, but when he too is captured, a retired Joe Armstrong (Dudikoff, Cobra) must return to action and finish the job.

You can argue at which point in the series it officially happened, but definitely by now, ninja have become a gimmick and completely extraneous to the actual plot.
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Michael Dudikoff returns as the original American Ninja, Joe Armstrong, in American Ninja 4: The Annihilation, but you may forget this long before he finally makes an appearance near the 44m mark. Joe is now a teacher for the Peace Corps and ex-superior Gavin (David Sherwood) cynically laments that "his head is full of peace, love, and life". When Gavin shows up at the church where Joe teaches, pleading with him to reconsider his non-involvement with the violent plot, Joe still takes a few moments before deciding whether to rescue his friend from certain death.

That friend is Sean Davidson, the American Ninja played by David Bradley in American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt. He's been captured by Colonel Scarf Mulgrew (James Booth) and Sheik Ali Maksood (Ron Smerczak), who have succeeded in making a nuclear suitcase bomb to wipe out New York. A previously-deployed Delta Force team also failed at subduing the duo and everyone will be burned alive within a week.

This includes Carl, the token black guy who serves doubly as a replacement for Curtis Jackson (the awesome Steve James from American Ninja 1 through 3, absent here), and the annoying sidekick who serves no other purpose than to make the hero look good. He's so useless that Sean expresses utter disbelief that he's getting shafted with him for the mission... you can almost hear him thinking "Dude, I am so not fighting ninjas with Carl. Carl? That Carl? You've got to be kidding me!" When ninjas later descend on Carl's hiding place, he fires three close range shots only to have each bullet dodged; this not only accentuates Carl's ineptitude, but indicates that Sean, in the midst of ass-kicking nearby, is faster than a speeding bullet.
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