3 Ninjas

Synopsis: Each year, three brothers, Samuel, Jeffrey and Michael Douglas visit their grandfather, Mori Tanaka, for the summer. Mori is highly skilled in ninjutsu, and for years he has trained the boys in his techniques. After an organized crime ring proves to be too much for the F.B.I., it's time for the three ninja brothers! Using their martial artistry, they team up to battle the crime ring and outwit some very persistent kidnappers!
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Director(s): Jon Turteltaub
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
84 min

Last summer,

me and my brothers-

- My brothers and I.

- Whatever.

We spent the summer the way

we always do, at our grandpa's cabin.

Yeah.! While most kids

are at some stupid camp...

- me and my brothers-

- My brothers and I.

- Whatever.!

- Whatever.!

We spent the summer learning old-fashioned

and really cool ninja stuff...

from ourJapanese grandfather.

Most days began the same way. Every morning

he would wake us up with a different test.

Grandpa's a kind of

a goofball in a way.

But when it comes to martial arts

and stuff,he's pretty cool.

Yeah. He could slaughter

50 guys in two seconds.

- Would you chill?

- Shut up.

- Keep going.

- We've been training since we were really little.

- You're still really little.

- Jerk.!

The summer was ending

and we were going back to school.

We all thought we were

ready to be ninjas.

It's a good thing that we were,

because that was a summer...

that we would never forget.


Hai-ya! Hai-ya!

Hai-ya! Hai-ya!



Hai-ya! Hai-ya!


- Where'd he go?

- Where is he?

Yoo-hoo.! Up here.!

Grandpa, how'd you do that?

Next time, try attacking

in a non-smoking section.

- We almost had you.

- Yeah, we almost had you.

- Had me! Oh, Michael!

- What?

If I hadn't stopped the car, you would

have been called "pancake" by now.

- You would've stopped.

- Okay, guys.

- What now?

- Let's take him again!

Ah, two lessons you have to learn

from this battle.

Number one:
never attack...

unless you're gonna win.

And lesson two?

Don't climb a tree

that's full of thorns. Oooh!


Grandpa, where'd you get

that ugly mask?

This mask my father gave to me

on my Day of Names...

and I will continue

this tradition with you.

- The "Day of Names"?

- We've already got names, Grandpa.

Ah, you may have family names,

but not ninja names.

- All right, Samuel!

- Sir!

From this day forward, until forever...

you shall be known as "Rocky,"

because you are strong, solid...

and cool as granite rock.

Awesome, yeah!

Jeffrey, ah, you are fast and free...

spirit of the young, wild horse.

You shall be known as "Colt"!


That's cool.

What about me?

Can I be "Monster Destroyer"?

Or how about "Super Killer"?

- How about "Super Dork"?

- Shut up, spaz.

A little one...

since your energy begins and ends

with your tummy...

you shall be known as "Tum Tum"!

Tum Tum?

- I can't wait to show these to Dad.

- He'll hate 'em.

Grandpa, will our dad be home tomorrow

when we get back?

Well... he's a busy man...

in a very troublesome job, Tum Tum.

We're almost there.

On time, as promised.

It is a pleasure to

do business with you, Mr. Snyder.

Now, on behalf of

the people of my country...

I would like to say...

you're under arrest.

Freeze, Snyder.! F.B.I..!

Nah-nah-nah nah-nah

Hold your fire!

Give it up, Snyder!

You got nowhere to go.

A surprise.

I love surprises.

The F.B.I., whoo!

Nice of you to drop in.

All right, freeze, Snyder.

It's over. Don't move a muscle.!

I'd love to stay and chat,

but I've got to fly.

Agent Green is okay,

and we got everything.

We got guns, the mortars.

It's like a warehouse for World War III.

- We got it all!

- We got nothing! I want Snyder!

He's everything. I want him.

I gotta go. Bye.

I hear they almost got us, boss.


Got me, Brown. Not us!

- My skin was on the line today.

- Fine, yeah.

That cop was Sam Douglas,

for God's sake!

I knew him when I worked

with Mori Tanaka.

That F.B.I. guy's a ninja too?

Douglas hates martial arts.

Mori Tanaka's my ex-partner, and

Douglas married his daughter, you idiot!

Our luck, old man Mori married

his daughter off to a fed, huh?

Mr. Brown, this afternoon,

we pay my old friend, Mori...

a little visit.


Look, I'll have them home

for dinner tonight.

Their father's never home anyway.

Ninja training is good for the boys.

- Who's this in the picture?

- That's me and grandma.

- I know he hates it. It's no one!

- No, whose hand is that?

I know what I'm talking about. Their

father is going to have to understand.

Okay, I may be wrong, but...

he should spend more time

with his own children.

Food's coming!


Colt, what is a ninja?

A ninja is one who can use everything

around him to trick his enemies.

He is fast and he is friendly

to his environment.

A ninja is honest and good.

His mind, body and spirit are one.

He has self-control.

He has discipline.

A ninja loves nature, uh...

'cause he's part of nature.

Uh, a ninja never fights a battle

if he cannot win.

A ninja... mind, body...

spirit, heart are one.

And never use your power

on anyone weaker than yourself.

Hey, almost everyone is weaker than me,

Grandpa, and slower.

Don't be overconfident.

Yeah, don't be overconfident.

Okay, Grandpa.

All right, give me your hand.

Love and trust be one.

Just as a rope of one strand

can be broken...

a rope of four strands

no enemy can break.


Grandpa, who is that?

Stay here and eat.

Grandpa, what's goin' on?

- Let me see!

- Get off!.

Shut up. Act like ninja,

not little babies.

What did I do?


- Yah!

- Hai-ya!

- Yeah!

- Yeah!


Go sit down.

Well, you're lookin' good.

- Passed my little test, partner.

- Snyder!

The only mistake I ever made

was being partners with you.

Come on.

You're living in this junky place.

You obviously can't find many students.

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