History Film / ThreeNinjas

21st Sep '17 12:37:22 PM bitemytail
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* RecordedSplicedConversation: One scene has the kids use a recording of their grandfather calling them to buy tickets to Japan, cutting the call after their grandfather starts insulting the airline agent (he was actually talking about the BattleaxeNurse in the room with him).
28th Aug '17 1:01:32 PM UchuuFlamenco
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Said grandsons are promptly introduced and receive proper codenames. Samuel Douglas Jr. (MichaelTreanor), is physically strong, tough, and remains strong and cool under pressure. His codename is "Rocky". Jeffrey Douglas (Max Elliott Slade) is fast and free, "with the spirit of a young wild horse", receiving the codename of "Colt". Michael Douglas (Chad Power) is a BigEater. His codename is "Tum Tum". The trio must help their grandfather against [[APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil a rogue student of his, who has turned career criminal]]: the dangerous Hugo Snyder (Rand Kingsley).

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Said grandsons are promptly introduced and receive proper codenames. Samuel Douglas Jr. (MichaelTreanor), (Creator/MichaelTreanor), is physically strong, tough, and remains strong and cool under pressure. His codename is "Rocky". Jeffrey Douglas (Max Elliott Slade) is fast and free, "with the spirit of a young wild horse", receiving the codename of "Colt". Michael Douglas (Chad Power) is a BigEater. His codename is "Tum Tum". The trio must help their grandfather against [[APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil a rogue student of his, who has turned career criminal]]: the dangerous Hugo Snyder (Rand Kingsley).



The second film to be released was ''3 Ninjas Kick Back'' (1994). Grandpa Mori plans to visit Japan to return a dagger he has held for 50 years, apparently to serve as a prize in a martial arts tournament. He takes his grandsons with him for what he hopes to be a bonding experience. The boys have grown up somewhat and their different interests have made them drift apart. Rocky is having trouble concentrating on anything other than cute girls, his latest crush being Lisa Di Marino (MaitalSabban). Colt has developed a HairTriggerTemper and can be counted to pick up fights left and right. Tum-Tum has become even more obsessed with food. They barely have anything in common anymore. When they discover someone has sent thugs to retrieve the knife and that their grandfather has had a very suspicious accident, they travel to Japan on their own to investigate. There they team-up with a female martial artist, Miyo (CarolineJunkoKing). She might be young but is even better-trained than them. She even agrees to give them some lessons, in exchange for them tutoring her in baseball. Naturally, amorous Rocky has forgotten all about Lisa, shifting his attention to Miyo. The film was not as financially successful as its predecessor, and critics dismissed the film. However, it earned $11,798,854 in the United States market, the 104th most successful film of its year. It did very well in the VHS market, particularly among younger viewers.

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The second film to be released was ''3 Ninjas Kick Back'' (1994). Grandpa Mori plans to visit Japan to return a dagger he has held for 50 years, apparently to serve as a prize in a martial arts tournament. He takes his grandsons with him for what he hopes to be a bonding experience. The boys have grown up somewhat and their different interests have made them drift apart. Rocky is having trouble concentrating on anything other than cute girls, his latest crush being Lisa Di Marino (MaitalSabban).(Creator/MaitalSabban). Colt has developed a HairTriggerTemper and can be counted to pick up fights left and right. Tum-Tum has become even more obsessed with food. They barely have anything in common anymore. When they discover someone has sent thugs to retrieve the knife and that their grandfather has had a very suspicious accident, they travel to Japan on their own to investigate. There they team-up with a female martial artist, Miyo (CarolineJunkoKing).(Creator/CarolineJunkoKing). She might be young but is even better-trained than them. She even agrees to give them some lessons, in exchange for them tutoring her in baseball. Naturally, amorous Rocky has forgotten all about Lisa, shifting his attention to Miyo. The film was not as financially successful as its predecessor, and critics dismissed the film. However, it earned $11,798,854 in the United States market, the 104th most successful film of its year. It did very well in the VHS market, particularly among younger viewers.



A fourth film was released, featuring a new cast of actors in the roles of the Douglas Brothers. ''3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain'' (1998). The film starts with the trio failing at a training exercise. Rocky and Colt grew disillusioned with the regimen and thinking they are too old for it. Rocky would rather spend time with his current girlfriend Jennifer (LindsayFelton) than spending time with grandpa. Soon, the trio team-up with their new friend, computer nerd Amanda Morgan-Greene (ChelseaEarlywine) in order to diffuse a difficult situation. Retiring ActionHero Dave Dragon (Wrestling/HulkHogan) becomes the hostage of a group of kidnappers, led by mastermind Medusa (LoniAnderson), along with any other people placed in danger due to her plans. By the end of the film the victorious trio are back to training, with a new appreciation for it, with Amanda joining them as the fourth ninja of the group. The fourth film was a massive flop, earning only $375,805 at the box office.

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A fourth film was released, featuring a new cast of actors in the roles of the Douglas Brothers. ''3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain'' (1998). The film starts with the trio failing at a training exercise. Rocky and Colt grew disillusioned with the regimen and thinking they are too old for it. Rocky would rather spend time with his current girlfriend Jennifer (LindsayFelton) (Creator/LindsayFelton) than spending time with grandpa. Soon, the trio team-up with their new friend, computer nerd Amanda Morgan-Greene (ChelseaEarlywine) (Creator/ChelseaEarlywine) in order to diffuse a difficult situation. Retiring ActionHero Dave Dragon (Wrestling/HulkHogan) becomes the hostage of a group of kidnappers, led by mastermind Medusa (LoniAnderson), (Creator/LoniAnderson), along with any other people placed in danger due to her plans. By the end of the film the victorious trio are back to training, with a new appreciation for it, with Amanda joining them as the fourth ninja of the group. The fourth film was a massive flop, earning only $375,805 at the box office.
16th Aug '17 8:10:49 PM rjd1922
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27th May '17 9:26:06 PM tyrekecorrea
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The Asian phenotype is dominant, so in real life, a child with an Asian parent and a Caucasian parent would be decidedly Asian-looking.
27th May '17 9:22:32 PM tyrekecorrea
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The Asian phenotype is dominant, so in real life, a child with an Asian parent and a Caucasian parent would be decidedly Asian-looking.
24th Feb '17 10:07:52 AM LadyYuki
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* BringMyBrownPants: Subverted in that the person in question actually makes it to the bathroom.

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* BringMyBrownPants: Naturally, the result of the LaxativePrank in the first film. Subverted in that the person in question actually makes it to the bathroom.


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* LaxativePrank: The boys use this as a way to defend themselves against the bumbling [[InsistentTerminology kidnappers]] in the first film.
1st Feb '17 4:23:26 PM Kooshmeister
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* PunnyName: The kids' dad's FBI partner, Jerry, is listed in the credits as "FBI Agent Kurl." So he's Jerry Kurl.
10th Nov '16 1:11:34 AM TitoMosquito
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* BadBoss: All of the BigBads, though Snyder is by far the worst.

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* BadBoss: All of the BigBads, Big Bads, though Snyder is by far the worst.



''[A CD hits his nose. Marcus laughs, but gets hit]''\\\

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''[A CD hits his nose. Marcus laughs, but gets hit]''\\\hit too]''\\\



* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: The three goons insistently refer to themselves as "kidnappers", not "robbers". However, they haven't actually kidnapped them.

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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: The three goons insistently refer to themselves as "kidnappers", not "robbers". However, they haven't never got the chance to actually kidnapped them.
9th Oct '16 5:26:59 PM LadyYuki
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* ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask: In ''Kick Back'', the boys fight off a pack of ninjas while taking a phone call from their mother. They actually toss the phone to each other during the fight so she can talk to each of them, and explain away the noise as an action movie on TV.



* WeWillMeetAgain: In ''Knuckle Up'', a furious Harding vows "This isn't over yet!" when the judge orders his landfill permanently shut down. Unfortunately for him, as someone else points out, "it's very over."

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* WeWillMeetAgain: In ''Knuckle Up'', when a furious Harding vows "This isn't over yet!" when the judge orders his landfill permanently shut down. Unfortunately for him, as someone else points out, "it's it's an empty threat at that point and he's immediately contradicted with "It's very over."over".
18th Jul '16 8:28:29 PM LadyYuki
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* WeWillMeetAgain: In ''Knuckle Up'', a furious Harding vows "This isn't over yet!" when the judge orders his landfill permanently shut down. Unfortunately for him, as someone else points out, "it's very over."
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