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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 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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Action | Comedy | Fantasy

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2 March 1991 (Japan)  »

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Trivia

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

When Lotus and Kabukiman fall from the edge of the building and "fly" back up past the villains, the wires attached to their costumes hoisting them up are clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Lotus: Remove yourself from my body, you filthy oaf!
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See-saw Grip: I.M. Fulcram See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nikos the Impaler (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Onatsu Kyoran
Performed by Kabuki Rocks
© 1990 Apollon Inc., Japan
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Holy flying chopsticks!
1 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In 1984, Lloyd Kaufman introduced us to a different kind of superhero. Whereas most still look human, Toxie started as one and became a mutant thanks to a bath in some toxic waste. The film and character didn't catch on with the mainstream the way Batman and Superman have, but so what? A question many fans may have been asking was, "Is that all you've got?" Fast forward 6 years later and enter a film with a superhero even more bizarre. The film that surrounds him isn't too bad either.

Pros: Lively performances. Fun score and main title theme. Some nicely done practical effects. Tongue in cheek attitude. Quick paced for most of the running time. Inventiveness up the wazoo, starting with the superhero himself. Nice production design.

Cons: Some poor editing. Runs on a few minutes too long. Dated visual effects.

Final thoughts: For such a troubled production, 'Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D.' turned out to be one fun flick. Troma has made better ones, but this one is nowhere near the bottom of the heap. It's zany enough to please fans of classics like 'The Toxic Avenger.' How could one not enjoy a movie with flying Japanese footwear, a guy buried in wasabi mustard and a monkey wearing a suit and top hat?

My rating: 3.5/5


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