Starring: Lee Van Cleef, Timothy Van Patten
Plot: The first two episodes of “The Master” pasted together. An aging American ninja master and his headstrong young apprentice (and hamster) fight the forces of evil. Hi-keeba!
In the first half, Max Keller meets John Peter McAlister, an American who remained in Japan after the war and became a Ninja. He has returned to America to locate his newly-discovered daughter, and agrees to tutor Max in becoming a Ninja as well. During this, they help a father and daughter fend off an unscrupulous land developer who is trying to get hold of their airport.
In the second half, Keller and McAlister aid a nightclub owner and his daughter in fending off members of the Asian Mafia, who are trying to take over their club. During all this, McAlister is pursued by an enemy Ninja, who wishes to kill him for breaking oath and leaving Japan.
This was used as the basis for the MST3K episode, “Master Ninja 1”