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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Harold Nebenzal (written by)
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Release Date:
3 February 1989 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Desire. Temptation. Revenge See more »
Plot:
A brutal Los Angeles police Lt. is determined to bust up an organization that forces underage girls into prostitution. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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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
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Directed by
J. Lee Thompson 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
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
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
97 min
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Color:
Color (TVC)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: When Crowe and Rios take the elevator up to Duke's apartment, he clearly pressed the down button.See more »
Quotes:
Lt. Crowe:Now that's justice.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Los lavaderos (1986)See more »
Soundtrack:
Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25 Slow MovementSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Sleazie And Cheesie 80's Detective Morality Tale, 21 March 2014
Author: TheAnimalMother from your daughters bedroom

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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