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Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. (1990)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 2 March 1991 (Japan)
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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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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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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Andrew Osborne, one of the screenwriters, named the hero Harry Griswold, after the head janitor at his high school. See more »

Goofs

When the Ford Thunderbird slams into another vehicle, the driver is absent. 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 »

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Referenced in Filthy McNastiest: Apocalypse Fuck! (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Onatsu Kyoran
Performed by Kabuki Rocks
© 1990 Apollon Inc., Japan
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A fun film from legendary Lloyd Kaufman!
14 October 2005 | by whammy666See 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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