Revenge of the Ninja

Revenge of the Ninja (1983)

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Continuity mistake: When Braden is confronted by Cho's mother, she throws a blade at him, which he catches and throws back, sticking it in her shoulder. She uses a blowgun and there are two shots of her with the blade in her shoulder and blood on her clothes from the wound. However, when she misses there is a shot of her using a smoke ball where there is nothing in her shoulder, nor is there any blood on her clothes.

Continuity mistake: Just before Cho kills Braden in the final fight, they use ninja-to (swords), but then suddenly the scene jumps to the swords lying on the ground and Braden using a dagger, which Cho drives into its wielder's belly.

Factual error: Star shuriken, despite common misconception, are not inherently deadly weapons. They were mostly used for distraction, since their lack of a single weighted point makes their attack rather inefficient (although the weapon could be coated with poison). Although it is possible to hit an eye, it is very difficult to hit such a small target or scoring a sufficiently deep wound to penetrate to the brain with a star shuriken.

Deliberate mistake: When Braden confronts Cho on the rooftop, he uses dummies of himself to throw his opponent off-balance. But how could he have brought the bulky dummies onto the roof without being in the first place, or without proper preparation?

Plot hole: To murder Chifano's informant, Braden uses a throwing star. But there is one thing which makes this scene illogical: Braden is evidently not in his civilian suit, but in his ninja costume (the ninja suit's armsleeve is definetly on his arm). But since Chifano and the informant are looking in the same direction when the throwing star hits, and since a ninja costume would make Braden stick out like a sore thumb, it is VERY impropable that he'd escape the scene just like that.

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Suggested correction: Throughout the movie Braden (as a ninja) has many instances where someone close up was distracted for only a second, only to look back and see he'd disappeared. This is especially true in the final rooftop fight with Cho. So it would be possible for him to be undetected from a distance in the scene where you're talking about. I also just watched this scene, and Cifano and his men are NOT looking in the direction of the informant but about to enter a vehicle when the star hits. They turn around and see him fall into the fountain. It makes sense that they wouldn't see Braden.


Continuity mistake: When Braden sets out to kill Caifano's brother, he wears a business suit and carries a small bag as he enters the restrooms. But when he confronts his victim, he carries a ninja-to (ninja sword) in his sash. The sword is definetly too long to fit in the bag or under the suit, and I've never heard of dismantable combat swords.

Continuity mistake: The Masked Ninja (Braden) carries a lot of weapons which keep appearing and disappearing whilst he inflitrates Chifano's building; his spear-stick and a throwing axe (both relatively big - and therefore visible - weapons), for example, are both there whenever he needs them.

Visible crew/equipment: When Cathy is being slowly drowned in the hot tub there is a shot were we see Braden's tattooed henchman playing around with his nunchucks and just above his head you can see a clear shadow of the boom mic dip into the shot and is then quickly pulled away again. (01:09:19)

Jack Vaughan

Visible crew/equipment: During the final fight between Cho and Braden on the rooftop, Braden sets off a smoke bomb and disappears, when Cho jumps up the chain link fence in search of him there is some kind of equipment attached to the bottom right of the camera lens. (01:15:47)

Jack Vaughan

Revealing mistake: When Cho is climbing up the building near the end of the film the whole wall shakes each time he presses the claws into the concrete, revealing some kind of substitute was used for the brickwork. (01:07:17)

Jack Vaughan

Continuity mistake: When Cho and his friend confront the thugs at the park, when they talk at the start they are in the open air with nothing overhead but when the fight breaks out they are suddenly underneath the adventure playground without having actually moved. (00:49:45)

Jack Vaughan

Continuity mistake: When Cho finds his mother dead she is sat on a wheeled platform of some kind. I'm not sure of its purpose and it wasn't present when she was killed. (00:43:35 - 00:45:06)

Jack Vaughan

Visible crew/equipment: When Cho is fighting the thieves in the street one of them tries to smash a barrel over his head but Cho knocks him out and the man drops the barrel as he collapses. If you watch as the barrel drops you can see the shadow of the camera cast on it. It's too narrow to be anything else in the scene. (00:39:02)

Jack Vaughan

Continuity mistake: When Braden gets out of his car in front of Caifano's building there is a close up shot of three doormen, the two on the left are stood very close together and one on the right is further away. Then cut to another angle and all three doormen are spaced differently. (00:19:47)

Jack Vaughan

Continuity mistake: The blowdart pipe that Braden pulls out of his bag is totally different to the one he pokes through the slat of the curtain to kill his target. The one from the bag is bamboo and thick and the one he uses is black and much thinner. (00:26:26)

Jack Vaughan

Revealing mistake: If you watch the scene when Caifano buys information off the homeless man, when his limousine pulls up on the pavement you can see people stood in the windows of the building behind watching the filming. (00:23:51)

Jack Vaughan

Continuity mistake: When Cathy is being attacked on the bed by the sumo wrestler there is a green article of clothing lying near her head and a length of wood that both vanish suddenly between shots. (00:47:00)

Jack Vaughan

Continuity mistake: When Cho is fighting the three thieves (who have stolen his dolls) outside his showroom there is a moment when the bad guy wearing all denim is knocked down against a staircase, Cho then moves to grab another bad guy as he attempts to flee up a separate staircase and in this shot the denim guy has vanished from the scene. (00:35:45)

Jack Vaughan

Visible crew/equipment: After Cho jumps on top of the thug van and falls off the roof, hanging off the driver's side near the back of the van, the back corner of the film crew's truck bed is visible in the lower right corner of the screen for a moment. (00:39:10)


Lieutenant Dire: You talk to me, you son of a bitch. Now somebody's muscling in and I want to know who the fuck it is.
Chifano: That's my bag of apples.
Lieutenant Dire: And mine.
Chifano: Bullshit! You guys celebrate downtown every time one of us gets the clap. What the fuck do you want from me, Dire?
Lieutenant Dire: I want a name. I want addresses. I've got nothing.
Chifano: Then you've got what I've got. shit.

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Trivia: It is commonplace for Sho Kosugi films that whenever a family is to be portrayed; his two sons Shane and Kane are cast into corresponding roles.

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