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Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 2 March 1991 (Japan)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Gianasi ...
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
Jeff Weinberg ...
Hernandez (as Jeff Wineshmutz)
Joe Fleishaker ...
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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Comedy | Fantasy

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When Harry Griswald is being yelled at by his Police Chief for wearing a Clown Costume, you can see a poster on the Chief's table saying "WANTED" in huge letters and showing a picture of the directors, Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz. See more »

Goofs

The positions of the people during Griswald and Lotus' conversation near the statue of liberty. They disappear and reappear between shots. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Kabukiman: I was depressed, I was confused and I was turning Japanese.
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Crazy Credits

All animals were trained by T.I.G.E.R.S. (The Training Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species). They are always handled with the utmost of care and are never drugged or sedated. The cast and crew were trained by T.I.G.E.R.S. (The Tromaville Institute of Greatly Exaggerated Moviemaking Skills). They are also always handled with the utmost of care and are never drugged or sedated. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

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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A fun film from legendary Lloyd Kaufman!
14 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I bought this flick after hearing, good, bad, and something in the middle. I thought it was pretty fun and had a few hilarious scenes. Kabukiman is one of my favorite superheros now, he is better than superman, batman, spiderman, and so on. JUst not as good as the Toxic Avenger. The main problem with this film is it lacks the gore and nudity Troma is famously known for, but it works for this movie for the most part. It is more of a "family" troma flick if that is possible. It still has some blood and some nudity (if you watch the UNRATED director's cut) but not as much as say...Terror Firmer. Not near as much. It has a scene of Troma's famous barfing however. Overall a fun film and definitely worth a watch. Recommended!


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