Mafia vs. Ninja (1984)

Nomination Year: 1998
SYNOPSIS:  Description of the movie's "plot" goes here.

Most Ludicrous Premise

Mafia Good -- Ninja Bad
The Mafia are a non-profit organization, only there to help. They want to keep drugs out of Shanghai, but the evil Ninjas want to sell them. It's war!

"Cutting Butter With A Chainsaw"

And It's a Long Fly Sword to Center Chest!
Fighting Oliver Hardy, our hero bats a thrown sword into him in a move that puts American Samurai to shame.

Smithee Award Winner!MegaMetaSmithee Award Winner! "WHAT?!"

Ninjas on the Grass, Alas
"They're using special ninja Kung Fu." The ninjas transform into magical piles of lawn clippings which our hero is apparently powerless to resist. Powerless -- until he uproots a tree and uses it to fight them.

Smithee Award Winner! Worst Special Effect

Rope, Dummy, Ninja. Like "Bell, Book, Candle," But Stupider
Charlie's fight scene where the ninjas are on strings, and he uses ropes to whack dummies around. And it looks even more clunky than it sounds.

Worst Picture

The Galactica? Where?
Jack is in lust with the ninja leader's sister. In the end, he and Charlie fight with a ninja wearing a purple suit and with a high-pitched scream. They finally defeat the ninja, and yet are shocked to discover "It's a girl!" Ah, well. They spout some platitudes and head off, arm in arm, to the Battlestar Galactica theme.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Alexander Lou  
Charlema Hsu  
Silver How  
Hsieh Wang  
Director Claim to Fame
Robert Tai directorial career runs the gamut from Shaolin Chastity Kung Fu through Shaolin Dolemite 

Anne O'Nymous

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