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Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. (1990)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 2 March 1991 (Japan)
A streetwise New York police officer transforms into the world's most unusual superhuman hero.

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Susan Byun ...
Lotus
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Reginald Stuart
Thomas Crnkovich ...
Rembrandt
Larry Robinson ...
Rev. Snipes
Noble Lee Lester ...
Capt. Bender
Brick Bronsky ...
Jughead
Pamela Alster ...
Connie LaRosa
Shaler McClure ...
Felicia
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Hernandez
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Josephs
Fumio Furuya ...
Sato
Masahiro Yamaguchi ...
Ichiro
Traci Mann ...
Ichiro's Wife
The Blonde Fox ...
Waitress
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Harry Griswald is a NYPD cop who is possessed with the spirit of a great Kabuki master. This has made him 'the chosen one' to do battle with 'the evil one'. He is also out to do good deeds and fight crime in the name of the law. The only problem is that a number of corrupt people in the community and their henchmen want him dead so that they can gain power when 'the evil one' come to take over the world. Sgt. Kabukiman must use his special superpowers to outsmart and out-fight the bad guys. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Fatal Sushi ... Lethal Chopsticks .. And As American As Apple Pie!

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Action | Comedy | Fantasy

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Kabukiman's insignia is the Japanese Kanji character "Chikara," which is the Japanese word for "power." See more »

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Before the Ford Thunderbird crashes into another car during the car chase, a yellow equipment (possibly a camera) crane can be seen to the right side of the screen; it disappears in subsequent shots. See more »

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Jughead: Who are you?
Sergeant Kabukiman: [looks into camera, then back at Jughead] I'm Kabukiman.
[reference to the 1989 version of Batman]
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Key Gripe - "The Food Stinks" Key Grope - Joy Totoutch Golf Grip - "Keep Thumbs Locked" See more »

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Followed by Hamster PSA (1997) See more »

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Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. Theme Song
Composed by Dan Skye and Paul Short
Chris Carroll - Guitars, Jeff Baron - Drums
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SUPRISINGLY FUN
2 February 2002 | by (Dixie, USA) – See all my reviews

OK. This is not great cinema. This is not what you would define as a classic.

But for a B movie, it is A+

Like Toxie (The Toxic Adventure), Troma has once again created a character that is likeable and fun, yet this one is a bit of a jerk too. Still, I think that's what's so endearing about the character.

Basically, A bumbling cop accidentally receives the powers of the Kabuki, and has to fight "The Evil One". Lots of silliness. A bit of Troma trademark unneeded nudity (they love showing breasts whenever they can) and some worm eating. Get rid of that part, and it could be a fun series, and I would love to see a series of this. I think it's designed for a short-run TV series that would quickly develop a cult following. The character lends itself to short stories very well. Perhaps a Saturday Morning cartoon (like Toxie did).

Again, it's not great cinema, but it's a silly ride.


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