NINJA: AMERICAN WARRIOR

Director Godfrey Ho
Year 1987
Starring Jeff Houston, Julie Luk, Ninjas
Rating R
Run Time 90min
More Info IMDb

The back of the VHS box for this Imperial Entertainment Corporation release explains the plot:

"In his attempt to be the most powerful man in the world, Justin Taylor, leader of a sinister ninja army, has become the largest narcotics smuggler in the orient. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and the Hong Kong police have joined forces with a brilliant policewoman, the awesome Amazonia, to bring down Taylor at any means, at any cost."

This might be true. But they left out the part about the lady who wears yellow sweat pants, red Converse sneakers, and a Michael Myers mask while engaging in martial arts.

Godfrey Ho was responsible for the creation of approximately 143 cut 'n' paste ninja movies. It would take you approximately 215 hours to watch all of them. Luckily, you don't have to. Because NINJA: AMERICAN WARRIOR is better than FULL METAL NINJA. It leaves BIONIC NINJA in the dust. We'd even go so far to say that NINJA: AMERICAN WARRIOR hits RAGE OF NINJA in the crotch with throwing stars and leaves it for dead. This movie contains two insanely ridiculous storylines that should intersect and relate to each other, but they don't. So NINJA: AMERICAN WARRIOR feels like two movies rolled into one. Luckily, they're both glorious opuses filled with flying kicks, harpoons, plenty of throwing stars, one severed finger, an exploding Toyota Corolla, fists catching on fire, questionable uses of mannequins, midgets dancing in a disco to the tune of The Eagles' "In The City," and a pregnant lady who gets stabbed in the belly. And, in addition: NINJAS. (Joseph A. Ziemba)