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"You have a problem, you're gonna die!"
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Russian Terminator also known as The Russian Ninja is a 1989 action movie by Swedish cheese-master Mats Helge Olsson. He called it the official sequel to The Ninja Mission which really doesn't say much, since he gave that title to every film he made, in a vain attempt at duplicating his earlier "success".

The "plot" such as it is, is your standard Mats Helge fare. Someplace, somewhere, there is a super important thing. The bad guys want the thing, but the good guys also want the thing, so they'll have to shoot/punch each other.

Was reviewed by RedLetterMedia on their Best of the Worst show.


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  • Ac CENT Upon The Wrong Syl LA Ble: "That's what friends ARE for!"
  • McNinja: Real Ninjas probably weren't Russian.
  • Tyop on the Cover: One guy is credited as "Carate fighter at Disco".
  • Shrouded in Myth: More like "shrouded in bad writing." We never get any real explanation of whom the Russian ninja is, or why he does what he does. Same goes for Mark Robinson. For all his action hero shenanigans, we never get to know who he is. Eve's dad allude to him having some sort of past as a secret agent in East Germany, but as far as we know he works as a badass, hardcore uh... girl photographer.
  • Regional Riff: The Russian Ninja is accompanied by a stock Asian flute wherever he goes.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: Mark sneaks up on a guard and blows his head of with a shotgun offscreen. Doubles as Special Effects Failure since there's no way he could've done that without recieving a crimson facial...
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  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: The Russian Ninja. He doesn't "like to kill a WOO-MAN!"
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