3 Ninjas Kick Back

Synopsis: During a championship baseball match, the three brothers hear that their grandfather in Japan is in trouble, and head out to help him, conceding the match. When they arrive in Japan, they must use all their powers to defend him against his ancient enemy, who has returned to exact revenge.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Director(s): Charles T. Kanganis
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

We spent last summer training

at our grandfather's cabin.

Grandpa wanted to give

us the ultimate test.

We just got too good for him.

-Your level is ninja daycare.

-No, yours is!

Grow up, you two.

Grandpa said we still

had lots to learn.

Come on!

Why'd you get in my way, Colt?

I had him.

You didn't even get near him, Tum Tum.

I did too. Didn't l, Rocky?

Looks like grandpa wins again.

Keep your eyes on the target.

Wipe all thoughts from your mind...

...and keep your energy focused

on the target.

Watch the bull's-eye grow in front

of your eyes.

And when it gets as big as a melon....

I want you to look within yourself.

And remember, all ninjas...


...mind and body!

And spirit.

Now I've taught you all I know.

And it's time for you

to go and study...

...with a teacher far greater

than myself.

Japan, Japan, Japan!

We get to go to Japan?

All right. Quiet, quiet.

I must go next week...

...to my hometown in Koga.

And I have arranged for you...

...to come with me to study

with the Grand Master!

All right! Grand Master!

-I never knew that was there.

-That's the point.

Fifty years ago...

...I was just about your age.

I fought for the honour

of receiving this dagger.

There was a legend about the dagger

and a samurai sword.

They could open the door

to a cave of gold...

-...Iaden with riches!

-Like a key?


The old master told me

the whole legend...

...when the dagger was passed along.

Many believed the story.

Koga, the boy who I defeated...

... was one of them.

When he lost, he tried to steal

the dagger from me.

What happened to that kid

who tried to steal your dagger?

Who knows?

Just little boys playing

a long time ago. But now...

...I must take this dagger...

...and present it to the winner

of the Ninja Tournament.

What about the cave of gold, Grandpa?

Can we visit it when we go to Japan?

Weren't you listening, twerp?

You need the sword too.

-Bigger twerp.



-Boys, boys.

It's just a legend.

There is no cave of gold.

And the sword....

Who knows where it is?

I waited 50 years

for my revenge...

...Mori Shintaro.

Before you go to Japan...

...you will be tested

on the field of battle.

Now remember what I have taught you:





Four strands of rope.

Now, separately you will snap.

But together you'll be strong.

Now get out there and kick butt!

All right. Get it up, son.

Michael, where are you?

Two, please.

One with the bun, one without.

-It's on me.


-When does the ice cream guy get here?

-ln a half-hour.

Hi, Lisa DiMarino.

Bye, Lisa!

Don't they look adorable

in their uniforms?

Welcome to the league championship


This game will determine who goes home

proudly with the championship trophy:

The Dragons...

...or the Mustangs.

Play ball!

Batter up!



You're playing baseball!

Catch the ball, not the weenie!

Hey, come on, break it up. Back off.

Don't dig so deep. You'll only

be here for one more pitch.

Hey, batter!

Couldn't hit with a telephone pole.

Little Pony couldn't hit a full moon.

Rocky! Concentration!





You're home! Safe! Here's the ball.

Stepping up to the plate for the

Mustangs, number 11, Gerald Thomas.

He doesn't come alive very often.

But when he does, he really lets go.

It's a long drive.

It's back, back, back!

And it's out of here!

It's on the parkway!

At bat for the Dragons, number 14,

Jeffrey Douglas!

Batter's got time.

Remember the bull's-eye!


Get your shoe here, son.

Two down. Let's go.

Strength in restraint! Control!

Shall we play ball, boys?


Don't do it, Jeffrey!


Thank you.

This is the most disgraceful display

I have ever seen in baseball history!

You're supposed to learn how to be

citizens and sportsmen, not hooligans!

I am suspending this game for one week

to give you a chance to cool down!

The game starts over next Sunday.

That is if, by then,

any of you decide to grow up!

We're not going to Japan.


-I want to go.

-I want to play.

Stop it! "l want, I want."

What's the matter with you guys?

I was embarrassed and ashamed of your

behaviour, and you should be too.

How can I pay attention with Grandpa

pestering me from the stands?

-That's embarrassing.


Just what were you looking at

when you were supposed to be pitching?

Lisa DiMarino, Lisa DiMarino....

And Jeffrey, fighting like that.

What have I said about your temper?

You have to learn to control it.

Well, I wonder where he gets it from.

You see what this ninja stuff does?

All they want to do is fight.

Does this mean no Japan?

It may mean no to a lot of things

until all of you decide to grow up.

This sucks.

What are you doing dreaming

about Lisa DiMarino on the plate?

Four strands.

Hey! I didn't do that!

That was-- And Rocky!

I think the rope is unravelling.

One, two, three-- Three....





Somebody pull the plug!

What's the name of your band?

-Tough Noogies.

-Alien Vomit.

Get behind the bar.

The rest of you clowns...

...get out of my club!

There's a phone call for you.

Thank you.

Hey, Uncle!

How's the weather in Japan?

My idiot nephew, forget the weather.

Did you get the pictures?

Oh, yeah.

Cool knife.

I will pay you well...

...to perform this task for me.

We'll take it!

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Mark Saltzman

Mark Saltzman began his career in New York City as a script writer and songwriter for Sesame Street, where he earned seven Emmy awards. more…

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