3 Ninjas Kick Back is a 1994 American sequel to the film 3 Ninjas. Despite being released as the second installment of the franchise, Kick Back is actually the third film in the 3 Ninjas series. Originally the other sequel 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up was shot back-to-back with the first film and with the original cast, but due to distribution issues it was released in 1995. Max Elliott Slade is the only actor to reprise his role from the previous films as Jeffrey "Colt" Douglas, one of the 3 main characters. The film has a continuity error where Mori's last name changes from Tanaka to Shintaro for no apparent reason.