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PG-13| 1 hr. 28 min.

Plot Summary
When a young American boy washes ashore near a village populated by skilled Japanese warriors, they raise the child as one of them and instruct him in the ways of ninjitsu. Unfortunately, he grows up to be the overweight and inept but very enthusiastic Haru (Chris Farley), who remains intent on becoming a real ninja. Haru's first assignment -- protecting a beautiful woman from California -- doesn't go smoothly, since he's both uncoordinated and completely unaccustomed to Western culture.

Cast: Chris Farley , Nicollette Sheridan , Robin Shou , Nathaniel Parker , Chris Rock , Soon-Teck Oh , Keith Cooke Hirabayashi , Francois Chau

Director: Dennis Dugan

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment, TriStar Pictures

Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)

Release Date: January 17th, 1997|1 hr. 28 min.

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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    This is a movie in which the audience knows half the gags in advance, but thanks to director Dennis Dugan's timing and Farley's execution, the audience doesn't just laugh anyway, but laughs harder. Knowing in advance is part of the fun. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    As coarse, vulgar, adolescent action comedies go, Beverly Hills Ninja comes across as relatively tame - less profanity, less violence, less sex than typical for this "Naked Gun" wannabe. show more

  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Beverly Hills Ninja is essentially a one-joke film. show more

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