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Writer (WGA):
Harold Nebenzal (written by)
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3 February 1989 (USA) See more »
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Charles Bronson ... Lieutenant Crowe

Perry Lopez ... Eddie Rios

Juan Fernández ... Duke (as Juan Fernandez)

James Pax ... Hiroshi Hada

Peggy Lipton ... Kathleen Crowe

Sy Richardson ... Lavonne
Marion Yue ... Mr. Kazuko Hada (as Marion Kodama Yue)

Bill McKinney ... Father Burke
Gerald Castillo ... Captain Tovar

Nicole Eggert ... DeeDee

Amy Hathaway ... Rita Crowe
Kumiko Hayakawa ... Fumiko Hada
Michelle Wong ... Setsuko Hada
Sam Chew Jr. ... McLane
Sumant ... Pakistani Hotel Clerk

Alex Hyde-White ... English Instructor
Jim Ishida ... Nakata
Jill Ito ... Japanese Hostess - Tokyo
Leila Lee Olsen ... Nobu-Chan (as Leila Hee Olsen)
Richard Egan Jr. ... Vince
Deonca Brown ... Louise
Sheila Gale Kandlbinder ... Swimming Coach
Chris Bennett ... School Photographer
George Van Noy ... Race Starter
Helen Lin ... Tokyo Subway Girl
Richard E. Butler ... Joey - Deli Owner
James Ogawa ... Kokuden Representative
Bill Cho Lee ... Ota
Cynthia Gouw ... Japanese Hostess - L.A.
Veronica Carothers ... Blonde Hostess
Alonzo Brown Jr. ... Mugger
Michael Chong ... Lieutenent Lim
Yung Sun ... Gray Haired Japanese
Shaun Shimoda ... Japanese Calligraphy Teacher
Mindy Simon ... Schoolgirl
Samuel E. Woods ... Hot Dog Vendor

Rob Narita ... Japanese School Principal
Yuri Ogawa ... Mrs. Ota
Shelli Rae ... Duke's Girl
Jessica Younger ... Duke's Girl

Bill Brochtrup ... Hairdresser
Laura Crosson ... Officer Petrini
Tom Morga ... Krieger
Kim Lee ... Porno Actress
Marilyn Dodds Frank ... Lesbian Pedophile (as Marilyn Frank)
John F. McCarthy ... Porno Theater Manager
Jerome Thor ... Perverted Gentleman
Erez Yoaz ... Rosario

Robert Axelrod ... Security Guard
Elisabeth Chavez ... Maria Rios
Simon Maldonado ... Eddie Rios Jr.
Don Morton ... Turnkey
Jay S. York ... Duke's Cellmate
Lance Lane ... Prison Inmate
Gary Mitrea ... Prison Inmate

Danny Trejo ... Prison Inmate
Lane Leavitt ... Crane Operator

Jophery C. Brown ... Duke's Thug (as Jophery Brown)
Clifford Strong ... Duke's Thug

Directed by
J. Lee Thompson 
Writing credits
Harold Nebenzal (written by)

Produced by
Yoram Globus .... executive producer
Menahem Golan .... executive producer
Pancho Kohner .... producer
Patricia G. Payró .... associate producer
Richard Driscoll .... assistant producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Greg De Belles  (as Greg DeBelles)
Cinematography by
Gideon Porath (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Mary E. Jochem 
Peter Lee-Thompson 
Casting by
Perry Bullington 
Nancy Lara-Hansch  (as Nancy Lara)
Art Direction by
Whitney Brooke Wheeler  (as W. Brooke Wheeler)
Set Decoration by
Mel Cooper  (as Margaret C. Fischer)
Costume Design by
Michael W. Hoffman  (as Michael Hoffman)
Makeup Department
Annette E. Fabrizi .... makeup artist (as Annette Fabrizi)
Carla M. Fabrizi .... key hair stylist (as Carla Fabrizi)
Carla M. Fabrizi .... key makeup artist (as Carla Fabrizi)
Linda Vallejo .... assistant makeup artist (as Linda A. Vallejo)
Production Management
Michael Alden .... post-production supervisor
Marc S. Fischer .... executive in charge of production
Alain Jakubowicz .... post-production supervisor
Sheridan Dar Reid .... production manager (as Sheridan 'Dar' Reid)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert C. Ortwin Jr. .... first assistant director
George Van Noy .... second assistant director
Art Department
Edwin M. Brewer .... property master
Lance Clarke .... set dresser
Marjorie Coster .... art department coordinator (as Marjorie J. Coster)
Craig Gadsby .... set dresser
Mark Heiner .... property assistant
Richard G. Huston .... scenic painter (as Richard Huston)
Alan Macrae .... construction coordinator (as Alan MacRae)
Robert A. Maisto .... assistant art director (as Robert Maisto)
Masako Masuda .... assistant set decorator
Donnie Merrell .... on-set dresser
Greg Rachal .... carpenter
John S. Reynolds .... carpenter (as John Reynolds)
Donna Slager .... scenic painter
Theo Van Den Huevel .... carpenter (as Theo Van Den Heuvel)
Drew Williams .... lead man (as Drew C. Williams)
Neil Wolfson .... set dresser (as Neil B. Wolfson)
Todd Debreceni .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Terrisa Algarin .... foley artist (as Theressa Algarin)
Richard Burton .... sound editor
Mark S. Cafolla .... assistant sound editor
Tina Canny .... sound recordist
Thierry J. Couturier .... sound editor (as Thierry Couturier)
David Cunningham .... sound re-recording mixer
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Elliott .... apprentice sound editor (as Peter Elliot)
Craig Felburg .... sound mixer
Kurt Nicholas Forshager .... foley editor (as Kurt N. Forshager)
Robert Friedman .... foley artist
Tony Garber .... supervising sound editor
Albert Gasser .... sound editor
Tommy Goodwin .... adr mixer
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Cameron Hamza .... boom operator
Tara Lynn Howell .... sound editor
Frank A. Montaño .... sound re-recording mixer (as Frank A. Montano Jr.)
Frank A. Montaño .... sound re-recording mixer
Tony Pascuzzo .... sound recordist
Jeffrey L. Sandler .... sound editor
Susanne Spain .... assistant sound editor
Dean St. John .... adr recordist
Dean St. John .... foley recordist
Bill Van Daalen .... sound editor
Jeff Burman .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Burt Dalton .... special effects (as Burt C. Dalton)
Frank L. Pope .... special effects assistant
Dan Bradley .... stunt player
Carl Ciarfalio .... stunt player
Kenny Endoso .... stunt player
Jon H. Epstein .... stunt player (as Jon Epstein)
Glory Fioramonti .... stunt player
Mickey Gilbert .... stunt player
Brian Imada .... stunt player
Jeff Imada .... stunt player
James Lew .... stunt player
Dennis Madalone .... stunt player
Bufort McClerkins .... stunt player
Buck McDancer .... stunt player
Alan Oliney .... stunt player
Ernie F. Orsatti .... stunt coordinator (as Ernie Orsatti)
Frank Orsatti .... stunt player
Noon Orsatti .... stunt player
Stuart Quan .... stunt player
Bill M. Ryusaki .... stunt player (as Bill Ryusaki)
Rick Wagner .... stunt player
Camera and Electrical Department
Saeed Adyani .... still photographer
David Azzoto .... equipment technician
Robert J. Babin .... key grip
D.R. Boyd .... additional camera operator
Pierre Chemaly .... additional second camera assistant
Michael J. Coo .... dolly grip (as Michael Coo)
Alicia Craft .... additional camera assistant
Bruce DeAragon .... additional second camera assistant (as Bruce De Aragon)
Cobie Fair .... additional key grip
Gary Farr .... still photographer
Lance Fisher .... additional camera assistant
Daniel Graff .... additional gaffer (as Danny 'G' Graff)
William J. Gray .... electrician (as William James Gray)
Todd Griffith .... grip
Dennis Hall .... additional camera assistant (as Dennis S. Hall)
Johnny Karls .... second assistant camera (as John F. Karls)
Mark Kline .... grip (as Mark E. Kline)
Mako Koiwai .... additional camera assistant (as F. Mako Koiwai)
Larry Liddell .... electrician
Scott Lieu .... best boy grip
Mark Ludwig .... additional camera assistant
Terry Marshall .... best boy electrician (as Terry N. Marshall)
Sean McLin .... additional camera operator
Peter Norkus .... additional camera assistant
W.L. Peterson .... additional camera assistant
Robert A. Petzoldt III .... electrician
Paul F. Petzoldt .... gaffer
Michael G. Riba .... additional camera assistant (as Michael Riba)
Mark A. Shelton .... electrician
Christian Silver .... additional best boy grip
Guy Skinner .... first assistant camera (as Guy Ladd Skinner)
Scott E. Steele .... additional camera assistant
Vance Trussell .... additional best boy electric
Vladimir Tukan .... additional camera operator
Ronald Vidor .... additional photographer
Ronald Vidor .... underwater director of photography
Casting Department
Dennis Hansen .... extras casting
Burton Sharp .... voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Agnes Lyon .... costume supervisor
Tony Velasco .... costumer
Editorial Department
Laura Lee Bong .... second assistant editor
Omneya 'Nini' Mazen .... post-production coordinator
Doron Regev .... first assistant editor
Angelo Russo .... color timer
Josh Taft .... second assistant editor
Anne-Marie Vitello .... negative cutter
Ron Vitello .... negative cutter
Music Department
Lisa Drew .... music coordinator
Virginia S. Ellsworth .... music editor
Joachim H. Hansch .... music supervisor
John La Salandra .... music editor (as John LaSalandra)
Greg Townley .... music co-producer
Greg Townley .... music recordist
Greg Townley .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Jimmy Jones .... transportation coordinator
Joel Renfro .... transportation captain
Joel Renfro .... transportation coordinator
Kat Werner .... transportation secretary
Other crew
Wenden K. Baldwin .... title designer
Joe Benn .... key production assistant
M. Ginanne Carpenter .... production coordinator
Karin Cooper .... script supervisor
Marilyn Febus .... assistant auditor
Sheila Gale Kandlbinder .... stand-in
Gary Kesell .... location manager
John F. McCarthy .... stand-in
Don Morton .... extras wrangler (as Don L. Morton)
Larry Pearson .... location manager
Amy Perlmutter .... production assistant
James F. Reid .... production assistant
Emily Rice .... production auditor (as Emily J. Rice)
Natalie Sara Rooney .... production assistant
John Saviano .... assistant production coordinator
Kyle Seidenbaum .... title designer
Andrew Singer .... production assistant
Bob Wishnefsky .... craft service (as Robert Wishnefsky)
Burton Sharp .... adr group coordinator (uncredited)
Joe Straw .... production accountant (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kinjite" - International (English title) (informal short title)
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97 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

According to the book 'Charles Bronson' by Michael R. Pitts, the meaning and relevance of this movie's title is that it "refers to subjects (such as sex, child molesting, prostitution) which are forbidden topics in Japanese culture."See more »
Miscellaneous: When Crowe and Rios take the elevator up to Duke's apartment, he clearly pressed the down button.See more »
Rita Crowe:Some oriental guy touched my holy of holies!See more »
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9 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Rising Sun: The Archie Bunker Version, 18 January 2009
Author: TrevorAclea from London, England

Offering a killer combo of terrible writing, terrible acting and terrible direction, it's a tossup whether Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects is offensively bad or just hilariously bad. It's almost as if someone ran a competition to make the sleaziest, seediest Cannon film. As if a glance at a cast list including characters like 'Lesbian Pedophile,' 'Perverted Gentleman,' 'Porno Actress' weren't enough, it's your only chance to see Charles Bronson's cop throw a lowlife on a bed and grab a dildo - but don't worry, it's okay, as the offscreen screams make clear he's only torturing him for information. After all, even if he is a bit overprotective of his nice Catholic daughter, he's a nice Catholic cop who regularly brings local Catholic priest William O'Connell a packed lunch and who believes in poetic justice - or at least ensuring that the bad guys end up in the slammer with the horniest inmates maximum security can provide to give them a taste of their own medicine. But then that's what you get for telling him "Look, I think you're a little bit unstable." Still, when later offered a bribe, he may snarl "I'd like to shove this up your ass, but I don't want to get my hands dirty," he's clearly learned where to draw the line: instead, he just makes him eat a $25,000 watch and sets fire to his Cadillac. The anal obsession even follows through to the film's title: despite the poster featuring a naked Japanese girl on a porn film set, the film's only direct example of Kinjite/forbidden subjects, as Alex Hyde White's English teacher explains to a group of Japanese businessmen, is, er talking about your bowel movements in polite society.

Bronson isn't just too old for this, as the opening fight makes only too clear, he's too old for love interest Peggy Lipton, and she looks old enough to have grown-up kids. A better actor than he ever got the credit for when given the right material, here's he's given less a properly thought out character than a series of outrageous reactionary quirks. When he's not widening the circles of suspects he's accidentally dropping them to their death off the sides of buildings. He's definitely not a P.C. copper, with a special loathing for the Japanese - as if it wasn't bad enough that they're buying up American businesses, what's worse, they double-park on a public thoroughfare! No racial minority goes unassaulted, be they black pimp or Pakistani hotel clerk, no cop cliché unrecycled, be it a boss who bangs his fist on the table or a dead meat partner (Perry Lopez and his spectacularly bad hair dye that's so prominent it deserves screen billing all its own). The twin plot strands - Bronson's L.A. cop trying to take down Juan Hernandez's pimp who deals in underage girls and James Pax's porn-obsessed Japanese businessman – take forever to intertwine, and then in the most unlikely of ways: after copping a feel of Bronson's daughter on a bus ("Some Oriental guy touched my holy of holies!"), in the film's idea of poetic justice Pax finds his own daughter kidnapped by Hernandez. You half expect the writer to pop his head round the corner of the screen and say, "How d'ya like them apples?"

Somewhere underneath all the laziness is the germ of a good idea even if it is too muddily developed to ever be clear quite what that idea really is, but the execution is pure Rising Sun: the Archie Bunker Version, shot like out-takes from an R-rated 80s music video with an outrageous and rather lazy dockside shoot-'em-up-and-blow'em-up finale that sees a small army of machine-gunning sidekicks suddenly appear to up the gratuitous body count. The last of Bronson's mostly bad to in different collaborations with J. Lee Thompson – and sadly Thompson's last film as director - it's a poor signoff for two undervalued players who increasingly never seemed to be that discerning about what pictures they said yes to.

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