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Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. (1990)

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A streetwise New York police officer transforms into the world's most unusual superhuman hero.

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Lloyd Kaufman (screenplay), Andrew Osborne (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Gianasi Rick Gianasi ... Harry Griswold / Sgt. Kabukiman
Susan Byun Susan Byun ... Lotus
Bill Weeden ... Reginald Stuart
Thomas Crnkovich Thomas Crnkovich ... Rembrandt
Larry Robinson Larry Robinson ... Rev. Snipes
Noble Lee Lester Noble Lee Lester ... Capt. Bender
Brick Bronsky Brick Bronsky ... Jughead
Pamela Alster Pamela Alster ... Connie LaRosa
Shaler McClure Shaler McClure ... Felicia
Jeff Wineshmutz Jeff Wineshmutz ... Hernandez
Joe Fleishaker ... Josephs
Fumio Furuya Fumio Furuya ... Sato
Masahiro Yamaguchi Masahiro Yamaguchi ... Ichiro
Traci Mann Traci Mann ... Ichiro's Wife
The Blonde Fox The Blonde Fox ... Waitress
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Storyline

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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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1991 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Kabukiman See more »

Filming Locations:

Jersey City, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The footage of the car crashing and flipping over has become a Troma trademark and in-joke. It was used again in Tromeo and Juliet (1996) and then as another inside joke (for those who spotted it in all three films) in Terror Firmer (1999). See more »

Goofs

The naked wife falls downward out the window, but comes landing / running into a businessman sideways. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Kabukiman: I like a dog-faced monkey that has an appreciation for expensive sports cars.
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Crazy Credits

Key Gripe - "The Food Stinks" Key Grope - Joy Totoutch Golf Grip - "Keep Thumbs Locked" See more »

Alternate Versions

Available in both a PG-13 version and an unrated "director's cut." See more »

Connections

Featured in Troma Tour 5000 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Onatsu Kyoran
Performed by Kabuki Rocks
© 1990 Apollon Inc., Japan
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User Reviews

 
a troma classic
9 March 2001 | by marlowe_is_deadSee all my reviews

this film surpassed my expectations, that's for sure. most of the lead characters act with the right amount of straightness very reminiscent of frank drebin of police squad.

and the actual plot line is great. you might expect it to be handled completely silly and ridiculously, but really, it isn't! it is a movie you can submerge yourself into and forget about the outside world for a while. which is why it is a troma classic.


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