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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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Lieutenant Crowe
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Eddie Rios
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Duke (as Juan Fernandez)
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Hiroshi Hada
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Kathleen Crowe
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Lavonne
Marion Yue ...
Mr. Kazuko Hada (as Marion Kodama Yue)
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Father Burke
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Captain Tovar
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DeeDee
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Rita Crowe
Kumiko Hayakawa ...
Fumiko Hada
Michelle Wong ...
Setsuko Hada
Sam Chew Jr. ...
McLane
Sumant ...
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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$3,416,846 (USA)
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Director J. Lee Thompson's final film. See more »

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When Crowe walks in on his daughter and her boyfriend, a boom mic is visible at the top of the screen. See more »

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Lt. Crowe: Now that's justice.
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References Maid in Sweden (1971) See more »

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My Baby Anyway
Music and Lyrics by Greg De Belles (as Greg DeBelles)
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Bronson 101
7 January 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989)

** (out of 4)

Charles Bronson's final film for Cannon is this rather disturbing story of him playing a cop trying to bring down a pimp who is kidnapping teenage girls and selling them off as sex slaves. Part of the plot has Bronson's daughter being molested by an Asian man whose daughter just happens to be one of the girls stolen by the pimp. As you can tell, the story here is pretty dirty and the film really doesn't shy away from its rather morbid subject matter. The movie tries to be a lot smarter than your typical Cannon movie but the screenplay isn't serious enough to really carry all the drama that tries to be thrown in. The movie is very confused because it doesn't know if it wants to be pure exploitation and cheap fun or if it actually wants to dive deep into an ugly subject matter and try to say something serious about rape and different cultures. The screenplay also makes a major mistake of having the Asian man being a pervert who molests Bronson's daughter. Not only does this take away from the story involving his kidnapped daughter but his sins are never even dealt with. Thompson actually makes the film pretty stylish, which is a lot more than you can say about several of the films he made with Bronson. There's one sequence where various men are sent into the room with the young Asian girl to rape her and the way Thompson shows this is very restraint as we never see anything but we get the very ugly picture. As far as the performances go, they're what you'd expect from a film like this. Bronson shows up as his typical self and goes by the numbers but fans, such as myself, will eat it up. The supporting cast really doesn't feature anyone too familiar but Jaime Fernandez is good as the dirty pimp. Nicole Eggert plays one of the pimp's girls and look quick for Danny Trejo. Most people will be turned off by this film, which is understandable but Bronson fans will still want to check it out as will fans of Cannon. In the end the movie doesn't really work because of it playing both sides of the coin but there's enough here to make it worth watching.


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