Body Glove wetsuits, ninja laddering up rocks and ninja using a sawed off shotgun antics ensue.
locals in a bar and more ninjas at the end while armed with an auto shotgun and huge butterfly knives clad in what looked like a leather vest. James' crazed/macho posturing, eagerness to scrap, dry sense of humor and wooing of a woman at a party give the movie plenty of memorable moments and helps make it more than just a low-budget, throwaway genre flick.
Released just under 2 years after American Ninja, The Confrontation would open on fewer screens to less box office, raking in $4 million on a rumored $350,000 dollar budget compared to the originals $10.4 million on a $1 million production. James would return to the franchise in American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt in 1989 before taking control of his own destiny and creating projects for himself. Sadly, at only 41 years old, Steve James passed away in 1994. Originally thought to have pancreatic cancer, his family believes that may have not been the case.