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New York Cop (1993)

New York Undercover Cop (original title)
Allegedly based on a true story, this film follows the life of Toshi, a Japanese man living in America and working with the New York City police. After being recommended for undercover work... See full summary »

Director:

Tôru Murakawa

Writers:

Hiroshi Kashiwabara, Jiro Ueno (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tôru Nakamura ... Toshi
Chad McQueen ... Hawk
Mira Sorvino ... Maria
Conan Lee ... Konen Li
Andreas Katsulas ... Ferrara
Tony Sirico ... Mr. C
Manny Perez ... Tito
Jon Seda ... Mario
Manny Siverio Manny Siverio ... Sledge
Larry Romano ... Emilio
Laurence Mason ... Danny Boy
Eric Lutes ... Powell
Vito Antuofermo ... Jimmy
Suzanne Tino Suzanne Tino ... Marge
Christine Romeo Christine Romeo ... Kate
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Storyline

Allegedly based on a true story, this film follows the life of Toshi, a Japanese man living in America and working with the New York City police. After being recommended for undercover work, Toshi decides to go after a gang lead by Hawk. Hawk and Toshi soon become friends, although Hawk's second-in-command, Tito, is suspicious of the newcomer. Will Toshi be able to bring the gang down, or will his cover be blown before he can finish the assignment? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Taglines:

The toughest city in the world deserves the toughest cop.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Filmed in the winter of 1993. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

City Of Broken Dreams
Written by Sammie Lee & Bob Mithoff
Performed by Velvet Hammer
Published by All Purpose Music
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3 October 1999 | by ElbowSee all my reviews

This movie, "New York Cop" has nothing particularly new to offer genre fans, but the story, despite its' familiarity, is engrossing. It is refreshing to see a cop movie with actors you don't necessarily recognize, so as to create a more authentic atmosphere in a sense (not to say that the acting was great). A cop struggles with gangsters and partners and loyalty, which is typical, but the action sequences in the film are tense and exciting. Mira Sorvino is in this film, which is interesting to see given the direction her career took, although she plays nothing but a novel role here. Still a good cop film.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1993 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

New York Cop See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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