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Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  3 February 1989 (USA)
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A brutal Los Angeles police Lt. is determined to bust up an organization that forces underage girls into prostitution.

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Eddie Rios
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Duke (as Juan Fernandez)
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Hiroshi Hada
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Lavonne
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Mr. Kazuko Hada (as Marion Kodama Yue)
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DeeDee
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Setsuko Hada
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Pakistani Hotel Clerk
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A Tokyo businessman (Hiroshi Hada), transferred to L.A, molests a teenage girl on a train. It turns out that the girl is the daughter of a vice cop. But in one of those plot twists that can only occur in the movies, the cop is assigned to find the businessman's own daughter who has been kidnapped and forced into a teen prostitution ring. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Apagorevmenoi karpoi  »

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$3,416,846 (USA)
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Charles Bronson's final movie that he made with both producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus. Bronson though later made Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994) with Golan. See more »

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The car in the Harbor Scene in which Crowe (Bronson) and his partner sit is smashed up twice by the car crane . See more »

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Rita Crowe: Some oriental guy touched my holy of holies!
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References El día de los Albañiles III (1987) See more »

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Meotoshunju
Written by Shosuke Ichikawa (JASRAC)
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Sleazie And Cheesie 80's Detective Morality Tale
21 March 2014 | by (your daughters bedroom) – See all my reviews

With more holes than a sunken U-boat, and more cheese than a medium pizza, Kinjite still manages to entertain those who are fond of Bronson, or those who are fans of the more gritty action films of the era. The film has strong moments, but it also suffers at times from overly lazy dialogue, direction and overall storytelling, and it's hard to forget the painfully bad 80's music in this film. The fight scenes are also far from great, however there is enough grit, sleaze and action to make the film a worthy watch for many. The film is undoubtedly a fairly confused morality tale, or perhaps a morality tale within a confused society is the better way of describing it. In the end, the film does rely on a sort of karmic justice to satisfy it's audience, and to a decent degree, it works, at times however it just leaves us asking some very strange questions. Of other note, there is an early but very small appearance by Danny Trejo in the film, as well as a decent performance from a very young Nicole Eggert, as well as a strong performance by the little known but hard to take your eyes off of Amy Hathaway. Worth a look for some, but not to be touched with a ten foot pole by others. My rating... 5.5/10


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