Revenge of the Ninja

Revenge of the Ninja (1983)

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Continuity mistake: When Cho drop-kicks himself into the robbers van, two wounds that were not there before appear on his chest.

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: 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.

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Continuity mistake: Cho destroys the van's windshield by drop kicking it, but a later shot shows that the windshield is still intact.

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Continuity mistake: When Cho jumps onto the roof of the van, the driver changes position from left to right. The shot was obviously mirrored.

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Continuity mistake: When Cho catches up to the van by jumping on the roof of a parked car, his pose changes between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When the thieves try to get away in their van, Cho grabs on to one of its ladder steps. In the close-up, he's holding on by the ladder bars.

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Continuity mistake: As Cho chases one of the thieves up the stairs, another thief grabs his leg. In the close-up, the thief is not grabbing his leg.

Continuity mistake: During the alley fight scene, Cho roundhouse kicks one of the thieves up close. In the next shot, the thief runs up stairs and Cho chases him. They are now far apart.

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

Chifano: Braden, you're dealing with me now. As far as you're concerned, that stuff is already paid for. It's mine. So don't try any funny stuff.
Braden: Don't fuck with the Japanese, Chifano. They can be very dangerous.
Chifano: I'll fuck with whoever I want. I don't need you. I'll make my own deals.
Braden: If you're thinking about going behind my back Chifano, you'll be making a big mistake. A very big mistake. You don't even know me yet.

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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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