The Master

Show Type: Adventure / Drama

First Telecast: January 20, 1984

Last Telecast: August 31, 1984


John Peter McAllister..... Lee Van Cleef

Max Keller..... Timothy Van Patten

Okasa..... Sho Kosugi


Hand-to-hand combat and stealth were the premise for this short-lived series.

While stationed in Japan as an Air Force Colonel after World War II, John Peter McAllister had become fascinated with the Ninja - a secret and outlawed society of warriors trained in the martial arts. He entered the sect and became a Ninja Master - the only Westerner to do so.

When younger members of the sect began to use their deadly skills for evil, McAllister left for the United States, violating his sacred oath never to leave the Ninja. Here he met Max Keller, a footloose adventurer, and the two of them set out in Max's van searching for McAllister's long-lost daughter and righting wrongs along the way.

Hot on their heals were the deadly Ninja Assassins, led by Okasa. But, the aging Master, who had trained many of them, took care of them quickly with swift blows, cunning and a variety of exotic weapons such as tiny smoke bombs, a hand device to ward off blows and the razor-sharp little wheels that were thrown at the enemy. 

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