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Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989)

A brutal Los Angeles police Lt. is determined to bust up an organization that forces underage girls into prostitution.

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J. Lee Thompson

Writer:

Harold Nebenzal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Marion Yue ... Mr. Kazuko Hada (as Marion Kodama Yue)
Bill McKinney ... Father Burke
Gerald Castillo Gerald Castillo ... Captain Tovar
Nicole Eggert ... DeeDee
Amy Hathaway ... Rita Crowe
Kumiko Hayakawa Kumiko Hayakawa ... Fumiko Hada
Michelle Wong Michelle Wong ... Setsuko Hada
Sam Chew Jr. Sam Chew Jr. ... McLane
Sumant Sumant ... Pakistani Hotel Clerk
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Storyline

A Tokyo businessman (Hiroshi Hada), transferred to L.A, molests a teenage girl on a train. It turns out that the girl is the daughter of a vice cop. But in one of those plot twists that can only occur in the movies, the cop is assigned to find the businessman's own daughter who has been kidnapped and forced into a teen prostitution ring. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A cop full of hatred can't work by the book. See more »


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apagorevmenoi karpoi See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,029,058, 5 February 1989, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,416,846
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Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Although credited as the sole writer, Harold Nebenzal's script was rewritten before filming by producer Pancho Kohner and director J. Lee Thompson to make the material more like a Charles Bronson movie. See more »

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When Crowe walks in on his daughter and her boyfriend, a boom mic is visible at the top of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Lieutenant Crowe: I'd like to shove this up your ass, but I don't want to dirty my hands.
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References El día de los Albañiles III (1987) See more »

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Palazio Grande
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A Great Sleazy Thriller With Lots Of Disturbing Moments, And Fantastic Performances!
1 July 2005 | by callanvassSee all my reviews

This is a great sleazy thriller, with lots of disturbing moments, and fantastic performances!. It's a powerful movie at times, and the villains are sadistic and extremely menacing, plus Charles Bronson is simply amazing in this!. I know critics panned this film saying it was much too sleazy for it's own good, but i found it to be a very effective thriller, that actually shocked me at times. It's very well made, and the finale was great, plus the ending leaves a good message!. It's pretty violent at times, and if you get offended easily don't watch this movie!. This is a typical Bronson flick if your a fan of his movies (like me) then you will love this, if not don't bother it's as simple as that!. This is a great sleazy thriller, with lots of disturbing moments, and fantastic performances!, i highly recommend this one!. The Direction is very good. J. Lee Thompson does a very good job here, with good camera work, nothing fancy, but he kept the film at an engaging pace!. There is a bit of blood and violence. We get quite a few extremely bloody gunshot wounds, rape,lots of disturbing scenes,graphic fall victim,and an extremely gory gutting.The Acting is awesome!. Charles Bronson is AMAZING as always and is amazing here, he is at times sadistic, though strangely likable, had some classic lines, kicked that ass, and really gave a fantastic show! (Bronson Ruled!). Juan Fernández plays one of the most sadistic villains i have ever seen, he was fantastic!, i hated him. James Pax is good with what he had to do, he did disturb me at times though (but that's what he was supposed to do). Amy Hathaway is beautiful and does fine as the daughter. Nicole Eggert is STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS!, and is a great actress, too bad she has barely any screen time. Rest of the cast are fine. Overall i highly recommend this one!. ***1/2 out of 5


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