Monday, 4 March 2013

Beverly Hills Ninja Review (Updated)














Beverly Hills Ninja 


Release Date: 10th April 1997 - Australia


Production Companies
Beverly Hills Ninja Productions
Motion Picture Corporation of
America (MPCA)

Distribution
Sony Pictures Australia


Genre: Comedy

Rating: M

Runtime: 88 minutes


Budget: $18,000,000

Box Office Gross: $37,639,029
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
Thirty years ago, an American
boy washed up on the shores 
of Japan and was taken in by 
a clan of ninja masters. They 
raised him as their own, 
believing him to be the child 
of the prophecy who would 
become the greatest martial 
arts master the world had 
ever seen. THEY WERE 
WRONG!.


Cast
Chris Farley - Haru
Nicollette Sheridan - Alison
Page/Sally Jones
Nathaniel Parker - Martin Tanley 
Keith Cooke Hirabayashi - Nobu
Soon-Tek Oh - Sensei
Chris Rock - Joey Washington
Robin Shou - Gobei
Will Sasso - Chet Walters

Crew
Director - Dennis Dugan
Writer - Mark Feldberg 
Writer/Co-Producer - Mitchell Klebanoff
Producers - Bradley Jenkel,
Brad Krevoy, Tony Shimkin
& Steven Stabler
Co-Producer - Marc S. Fischer
Production Designer - Ninkey Dalton
Costume Designer - Mary Claire Hannan
Martial Arts Trainer - Master Jian-Hua Guo
Cinematography - Arthur Albert  
Film Editor - Jeff Gourson
Music - George S. Clinton


Review
Good but silly, the movie BEVERLY HILLS NINJA has tons of action as well as comedic laughs that is provided by the late Chris Farley who plays the main character of a klutz who needs to be more careful at stuff. I'm surprised that this was one of the earliest roles by Chris Rock and I might find that some of the music sounded like the film adaptation of MORTAL KOMBAT. What a tragedy, this was Farley's last film that he made while he was still alive and it's a shame that the late comedian Chris had hated this movie because he wasn't pleased about the finished project.

I think BEVERLY HILLS NINJA had hilarity on its side, yet it's a still basic original film that needs to be watched.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie


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