Friday, May 5, 2023

Podcast: Nine Deaths of the Ninja (1985)

Your Stupid Minds returns to ninjas with Cannon’s Nine Deaths of the Ninja from 1985, starring Sho Kosugi, Anthony Kiedis's dad, and Harlan Crow’s ex sister-in-law.

Spike (Kosugi), Steve (Brent Huff), and Jennifer (Emilia Crow) are part of an elite anti-terrorist squad that mainly involves Spike doing ninja stuff on a bunch of terrorists while Steve crosses his arms and chuckles. When a terrorist confederacy of gross drug addicts, a lesbian militia, and a smattering of ninjas kidnap a bus full of tourists, Spike and the team spring into action. The terrorists are led, of sorts, by a disabled Nazi named Alby the Cruel (played by Blackie Dammett, a.k.a. the dad of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Kiedis), who also has a monkey wearing a diaper.

The team go to the Philippines and there’s some mild ninja stuff, Jennifer shoots some dude with an epoxy gun, and Sho Kosugi’s real sons play pranks on the terrorists.

A reminder: Your Stupid Minds will be at this year’s Comicpalooza in Houston, Texas, to discuss Halle Berry’s Catwoman LIVE! The convention is Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28, so come check us out!

Some Notes:

  • Emilia Crow and Robert Trammell Crow's divorce was covered in the February 1990 issue of Texas Monthly in a piece called The $76 Million Divorce. Robert is the late brother of Harlan Crow, the Nazi memorabilia-loving billionaire and Justice Clarence Thomas's BFF.

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