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American Ninja

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America Ninja (1985)

American Ninja is a 1985 martial arts action film starring Michael Dudikoff as Joe Armstrong, a former US soldier with no memory of his past, yet is skilled in the way of the ninja. Steve James co-stars as Curtis Jackson, a US Army corporal who befriends Joe and the two get caught up in a conspiracy involving a ninja order and the military. The film was helmed by Sam Firstenberg, who also directed the 1989 sequel American Ninja 2: The Confrontation. There would be 2 more films in the series: 1989's American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt and 1990's American Ninja 4: The Annihilation.

The following weapons were used in the film American Ninja:

Colt Police Positive

One of the rebels tries to kill Joe (Michael Dudikoff) with a Colt Police Positive revolver with custom grips during the intro.

Colt Police Positive with 4" Barrel - .38 spl
The revolver on the ground.

Colt Trooper

Another rebel is seen with what looks like a Colt Trooper revolver.

Colt Trooper - .357 magnum.
A rebel holds the Trooper on Joe.

Colt M1911A1

Colt M1911A1 pistols are used by Col. William T. Hickock (Guich Koock), MSgt. Rinaldo (John LaMotta), Victor Ortega (Don Stewart), Cpl. Curtis Jackson (Steve James), and various rebels and bodyguards.

WWII era Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Ortega's bodyguard holds an M1911A1 pistol in the background.
MSgt. Rinaldo fires his M1911A1 during a car chase.
Cpl. Jackson fires his M1911A1 during the assault of the plantation.
Close-up of Jackson's pistol before a guard kicks it off his hand.
Victor Ortega fires his M1911A1.
Col. Hickock holds an M1911A1 pistol.
Ortega threatens Patricia with his M1911A1.


The rebel leader (Jerry Bailey) uses a Uzi submachine gun during the first few minutes of the film.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
The rebel leader holds an Uzi.
The rebel leader holds an Uzi.
The rebel leader holds an Uzi.
The rebel leader fires the Uzi at Joe.

Colt M16A1

M16A1 rifles are used by U.S. Army, Ortega's guards and rebels.

M16A1 with 30 Round magazine - 5.56x45mm
A hijacker armed with an M16A1 rifle.
A good view of an other rebel's M16A1.
Another rebel with an M16A1.
An M16A1 rifle on the ground.
A soldier fires his M16A1 rifle.

M60 Machine Gun

Cpl. Curtis Jackson (Steve James) fires a vehicle mounted M60 machine gun during the assault at Ortega's plantation.

M60 machine gun - 7.62x51mm NATO.
Cpl. Jackson fires the M60 MG.
The M60 mows down the guards.
Cpl. Jackson enjoys the view of the M60's devastating power.


Cpl. Curtis Jackson's (Steve James) M16A1 is fitted with an M203 grenade launcher.

M203 grenade launcher - 40x46mm
The M203 launcher mounted on Cpl. Jackson's M16A1 rifle.

FAKE FIM-92A Stinger

The film revolves around corrupt U.S. Army officers selling missile launchers to Victor Ortega. These FIM-92A Stinger launchers are clearly fake, props however. Cpl. Curtis Jackson (Steve James) can be seen firing a fake Stinger at a helicopter in the climax of the film.

FIM-92A Stinger - 70mm
Joe discovers a fake Stinger launcher in a crate.
Cpl. Jackson takes out a fake Stinger. Note "FIM 92A" on the crate.
Close-up of the fake launcher.
Cpl. Jackson prepares to fire the fake FIM-92A.
Cpl. Jackson aims at the escaping helicopter.
Close-up of the fake Stinger.

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