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Nightmaster (1987)

Watch the Shadows Dance (original title)
R | | Action, Drama | TV Movie
Steve Beck (Vince Martin) is a Karate instructor, Robby Mason (Tom Jennings) his prize student. Beck is using drugs to give him an edge. Guy Duncan (Craig Pearce) is Beck's drug connection ... See full summary »

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Mark Joffe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Jennings Tom Jennings ... Robby Mason
Nicole Kidman ... Amy Gabriel
Joanne Samuel ... Sonia Spane
Vince Martin Vince Martin ... Steve Beck
Craig Pearce Craig Pearce ... Guy Duncan
Doug Parkinson Doug Parkinson ... Pete 'Pearly' Gates
Jeremy Shadlow ... Simon
Alex Broun Alex Broun ... Henry (as Alexander Broun)
Laurence Clifford Laurence Clifford ... Brian Simmons
Paul Gleeson ... Peter Hastings
Mark Hennessy ... Aloysius Askew
James Lugton ... Tote 'Ali' Bent
Christopher Truswell ... 'Fingers' Hough
Terry Brady Terry Brady ... Lt. Trout
Richard Jones Richard Jones ... Gary Garter
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Storyline

Steve Beck (Vince Martin) is a Karate instructor, Robby Mason (Tom Jennings) his prize student. Beck is using drugs to give him an edge. Guy Duncan (Craig Pearce) is Beck's drug connection that threatens to expose Beck as a user then Beck kills Duncan, but Robby was witness to this. Robby confronts Beck about the killing, during the karate championship. Beck tries to kill Robby during the match and again afterward in the street. Written by Raittman

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Obsession is the deadliest weapon.

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Australia | Canada

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Nightmaster See more »

Filming Locations:

New South Wales, Australia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Originally screened as part of a series of tele-movies called "Tomorrow's News". See more »

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Edited into Tela Class: Cu de Campeão (2008) See more »

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High School Ninjas Down Under!
2 December 2004 | by michael-1023See all my reviews

This one makes more sense than most Ninja movies, but that's not saying much is it? A fun one if you like the bad movies.

Actually, the Australian Teenage Movie has become one of my favorite bad movie genres. OK, we got kids involved in dangerous secret stuff at night, but also involved with "good" activities at school. Of course there's a caring female teacher who reaches out to help a troubled young man (and the ensuing titillation). And we must also have the bad mentor, showing the kids the wrong way.

Best of all, Nicole Kidman running around in a dark factory in a Ninja suit! Also hysterical is the way they keep referring to the frumpy schoolteacher as a real looker! Wait till she shows up on her motorcycle. Also featuring painful 80's rock at local club, and sudden dream sequences.

The pacing of this movie is pretty good, and with a little more care, could have been a better film. Nonetheless very entertaining. If you like this, you'll gotta see the Aussie teen flick, Street Hero.


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