3 Ninjas Knuckle Up


1h 32m 1995

Brief Synopsis

The three Ninja brothers: Rocky, Colt, and Tum Tum find themselves drawn into a struggle between an American Indian tribe and a ruthless businessman who is illegally dumping toxic waste on tribal land.

Film Details

Also Known As
3 Ninjas på krigsstigen, Three Ninjas Knuckle Up
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

The three Ninja brothers: Rocky, Colt, and Tum Tum find themselves drawn into a struggle between an American Indian tribe and a ruthless businessman who is illegally dumping toxic waste on tribal land.

Crew

Phil Adams

Stunts

John Alden

Stunts

Tom Amelotte

Foley Mixer

Devor Atles

Carpenter

Brian Edward Avery

Stunts

Rick Avery

Stunts

Chuck Baker

Camera Assistant

Buddy Banner

Driver

Joe Barnett

Foley

Joe Barnett

Foley Editor

Joe Barnett

Dialogue Editor

Julia Bartholomew

Costumes

Sandy Berumen

Stunts

Brad Billington

Stunts

Simone Boisseree

Stunts

Jeff Bornstein

Stunts

Kenny Bosse

Transportation Captain

Carla Bowen

Assistant Director

Dan Bradley

Stunts

John Branagan

Stunts

Phil Brandes

Art Director

Paul Brinkman

Unit Manager

Felicia Hatcher Brown

Production Assistant

Hunter Brown

Stunts

Kurt Bryant

Stunts

Bobby Burns

Stunts

Dave Cadiente

Stunts

Steve Callahan

Special Effects

Keith Campbell

Stunts

David Carlton

Property Master

Dawn Carroll

Assistant Production Coordinator

Nancy Cassett

Makeup

Mike Cassidy

Stunts

Richard Cetrone

Stunts

Kirsten Chalker

Assistant Editor

Martha Chang

Producer

Doc D Charbonneau

Stunts

Cindera Che

Choreographer

Mark Hunshik Choi

Assistant Director

Pamela Choules

Editor

Billy Colbert

Transportation Coordinator

Sound Prod Coley

Audio Post-Production

Eugene Collier

Stunts

Jerry Conger

Carpenter

Monty Cox

Stunts

Daniel Cruder

Special Effects

Phil Culotta

Stunts

Brian Davis

Stunts

Don Day

Production Designer

Laura Deluisa

Hair Stylist

Maria Doest

Stunts

Ginnie Durden

On-Set Dresser

Charlie Dursen

Swing Gang

Ernest Edgerton

Driver

Rod Ellis

Sound Editor

Vicki Ellis

Production Accountant

Richard Epper

Stunts

William Erickson

Stunts

Louie Escobar

Best Boy Grip

Dane Farwell

Stunts

Paulette Fox

Other

Nicola Galye

Costumes

Ben Ganger

Stunts

Mike Gardley

Driver

Grant Garrison

Swing Gang

Ginger Geary

Foley Artist

Suzanne Geary-angel

Foley Artist

Andy Gill

Stunts

Jack Gill

Stunts

Larry Glover

Grip

Mac Gordon

Location Manager

Al Goto

Stunts

Kathy Grieb

Electrician

Michael Gulbin

Key Grip

Mitch Gulbin

Dolly Grip

Michael Haines

Stunts

Russ Hale

Driver

Tim Hannon

Construction Coordinator

Scott Harris

Assistant Director

Jeff Harvey

Special Effects

Dean Hayasaka

Gaffer

Cynthia Hernandez

Hair

Scillia A Hernandez

Costume Designer

Jim Holley

Stunts

Sean Holton

Special Effects

Anna Houser

Assistant Production Coordinator

Donna Jacklosky

Assistant Editor

Mark R Jackson

Camera Assistant

Launi Jocsing

Production Assistant

Keii Johnson

Stunts

Al Jones

Stunt Coordinator

Brett Jones

Assistant Production Coordinator

Clint E Jones

Stunts

Leeland Jones

Production Assistant

Melvin Jones

Stunts

Steve Joyner

Special Effects

James Kang

Executive Producer

Charles Kanganis

Post-Production Supervisor

Charlie Kao

Advisor

June Karz

Accounting Assistant

Darcy Kaye

Scenic Artist

Tod Keller

Stunts

Alex Sangok Kim

Screenplay

Christy Kim

Accounting Assistant

Tony King

Special Effects

Alex Klabukov

Grip

Matt Kocher

Production Assistant

Steve Kovalesky

Electrician

Maili Lafayette

Costumes

Randy Lamb

Stunts

Gene Lebell

Stunts

Eric Leisher

Special Effects

Fritz Lieber

Stunts

Clint Lilley

Stunts

Wang-chang Lin

Stunts

Gary Littlejohn

Stunts

James Logan

Special Effects

Ray Lykins

Stunts

Bill Macintosh

Stunts

Jerry Mackey

Carpenter

Pat Macklin

Other

Eric Mansker

Stunts

Barbu Marian

Assistant Camera Operator

Tommy Marquez

Assistant Costume Designer

Erik Mart

Grip

Chris Martinez

Electrician

Kevin Mccarthy

Stunts

Kevin M Mccarthy

Special Effects Coordinator

Sandra Mccarthy

Special Effects Coordinator

Dallas Mcdancer

Stunts

Dwayne Mcgee

Stunts

Brian Mcmillan

Animal Trainer

Joyce Mcneal

Stunts

Chris Milani

Electrician

Anna Miller

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Eric Miller

Stunts

Rhonda Miller

Stunts

Michiko Moorehead

Stunts

Lysa Moser

Accounting Assistant

Andrew Napell

Foley

Larry Nicholas

Stunts

Yoshi Nushida

Photography

Tom O'mara

Special Effects

Jill O'neill

Swing Gang

Gary Oberst

Casting

Christine Onesky

Special Effects

Brad Orrison

Stunts

Mark Orrison

Stunts

Jimmy Ortega

Stunts

Albert Park

Assistant Editor

Thomas B Park

Assistant Director

Suzie Pelissier

Assistant Director

Joe Perez

Special Effects

Bob Pfeiffer

Stunts

Chuck Picerni Jr.

Stunts

Denney Pierce

Stunts

Rex Pierson

Stunts

Peter Pilafian

Photography

Rick Ponce

Carpenter

Peter Popp

Craft Service

Lee Poppie

Stunts

Don Pulford

Stunts

Michael Ragsdale

Stunts

Spiro Razatos

Stunts

Skeeter Bill Robbins

Sound Mixer

Craig Roberts

Other

Mario Roberts

Stunts

Robby Robinson

Stunts

Pat Romano

Stunts

Thomas Rosales Jr.

Stunts

Richard E Rosenthal

Other

Lori Lynn Ross

Stunts

Barry Rousey

Special Effects

Julia Ryan

Swing Gang

Riki Lin Sabusawa

Costumes

Lynn Salvatori

Stunts

Timothy Sampson

Stunts

Melisa Sanchez

Script Supervisor

Cari Schaefer

Production Coordinator

Tamara Schaus

Production Assistant

Birgit Schier

Stunts

Birgit Schier

Other

Edwin Schiernecker

Electrician

Jan Michael Schultz

Stunts

Gary Stevan Scott

Music

Paul Sherrod

Stunts

Eugene Shlugleit

Director Of Photography

Eugene Shlugleit

Dp/Cinematographer

Eric Small

Assistant Director

William Smith

Dialogue Editor

William Smith

Rerecording

William Smith

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Brian Smrz

Stunts

David F Solomon

Assistant Art Director

Lev L Spiro

Boom Operator

Picha Srisansanee

Assistant Camera Operator

Erik Stabenau

Stunts

Shirley Starks

Set Decorator

Jeffrey D. Stevens

Medic

Stephen M Sturm

Other

Film Details

Also Known As
3 Ninjas på krigsstigen, Three Ninjas Knuckle Up
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Articles

Vincent Schiavelli (1948-2005)


American Actor Vincent Schiavelli, a classic "I know the face but not the name" character player who had prominent roles in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Nightshift and Ghost, died at his Sicily home after a long battle with lung cancer on December 26. He was 57.

He was born on November 10, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York. After he studied acting at New York University's School of the Arts, he quickly landed a role in Milos Foreman's Taking Off (1971), and his career in the movies seldom dropped a beat. Seriously, to not recognize Schiavelli's presence in a movie or television episode for the last 30 years means you don't watch much of either medium, for his tall, gawky physique (a towering 6'6"), droopy eyes, sagging neck skin, and elongated chin made him a casting director's dream for offbeat and eccentric parts.

But it wasn't just a striking presence that fueled his career, Schiavelli could deliver the fine performances. Foreman would use him again as one of the mental ward inmates in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975); and he was hilarious as the put-upon science teacher, Mr. Vargas in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982); worked for Foreman again as Salieri's (F. Murray Abraham's) valet in Amadeus (1984); unforgettable as an embittered subway ghost who taunts Patrick Swayze in Ghost (1990); downright creepy as the brooding organ grinder in Batman Returns (1992); worked with Foreman one last time in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996); and was a dependable eccentric in Death to Smoochy (2002). Television was no stranger to him either. Although he displayed a gift for comedy playing Latka's (Andy Kaufman) confidant priest, "Reverend Gorky" in a recurring role of Taxi, the actor spent much of his time enlivening shows of the other worldly variety such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Tales from the Crypt, The X Files, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

In recent years, Schiavelli curtailed the acting, and concentrated on writing. He recently relocated to the Sicilian village of Polizzi Generosa, where his grandparents were raised. He concentrated on his love of cooking and in 2002, wrote a highly praised memoir of his family's history as well as some cooking recipes of his grandfather's titled Many Beautiful Things. He is survived by two children.

by Michael T. Toole
Vincent Schiavelli (1948-2005)

Vincent Schiavelli (1948-2005)

American Actor Vincent Schiavelli, a classic "I know the face but not the name" character player who had prominent roles in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Nightshift and Ghost, died at his Sicily home after a long battle with lung cancer on December 26. He was 57. He was born on November 10, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York. After he studied acting at New York University's School of the Arts, he quickly landed a role in Milos Foreman's Taking Off (1971), and his career in the movies seldom dropped a beat. Seriously, to not recognize Schiavelli's presence in a movie or television episode for the last 30 years means you don't watch much of either medium, for his tall, gawky physique (a towering 6'6"), droopy eyes, sagging neck skin, and elongated chin made him a casting director's dream for offbeat and eccentric parts. But it wasn't just a striking presence that fueled his career, Schiavelli could deliver the fine performances. Foreman would use him again as one of the mental ward inmates in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975); and he was hilarious as the put-upon science teacher, Mr. Vargas in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982); worked for Foreman again as Salieri's (F. Murray Abraham's) valet in Amadeus (1984); unforgettable as an embittered subway ghost who taunts Patrick Swayze in Ghost (1990); downright creepy as the brooding organ grinder in Batman Returns (1992); worked with Foreman one last time in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996); and was a dependable eccentric in Death to Smoochy (2002). Television was no stranger to him either. Although he displayed a gift for comedy playing Latka's (Andy Kaufman) confidant priest, "Reverend Gorky" in a recurring role of Taxi, the actor spent much of his time enlivening shows of the other worldly variety such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Tales from the Crypt, The X Files, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In recent years, Schiavelli curtailed the acting, and concentrated on writing. He recently relocated to the Sicilian village of Polizzi Generosa, where his grandparents were raised. He concentrated on his love of cooking and in 2002, wrote a highly praised memoir of his family's history as well as some cooking recipes of his grandfather's titled Many Beautiful Things. He is survived by two children. by Michael T. Toole

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 10, 1995

Expanded Release in United States March 17, 1995

Released in United States on Video July 25, 1995

Sequel to "3 Ninjas" (USA/1992) and "3 Ninjas Kick Back" (USA/1994).

Began shooting June 29, 1992.

Released in United States Spring March 10, 1995

Expanded Release in United States March 17, 1995

Released in United States on Video July 25, 1995