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 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 ... 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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When Harry Griswold 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

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

See-saw Grip: I.M. Fulcram See more »

Alternate Versions

In the PG-13 version, the murder of two children, three scenes of female topless nudity, a scene of cocaine use, all bloody impact wounds, a scene that implies fellatio and a woman being eaten by a tiger are censored or removed completely. They can be seen in the unrated director's cut. See more »

Connections

Featured in Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Un Bel Di Vidremo
Performed by Sinfonieorchester des Norddeutschen Rundfunks (as the Hamburg Radio Symphony)
Soprano: Bruna Rizzoli
Conductor: Napoleone Annovazzi
From the library of the Southern Library of Recorded Music, Los Angeles, California
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Kabuki-man san!!!
29 March 2002 | by bjerhoSee all my reviews

Harry Griswold is a clumsy New York cop who one night decides to go to the theater and watch Kabuki. Suddenly guys with machineguns start shooting at the actors on stage and kills the oldest Kabuki-actor.

Harry draws his gun and shield and start shooting at them. When he gets up on the stage, the dying elder Kabuki-actor grabs him and gives him a sloppy kiss. When he does that, he transfers the old Kabuki-spirit to Harry. This is where his problems begin. The old mans daughter, Lotus must now teach him to master his Kabuki-powers to stop the evil one from ruling the earth.

This is the best Troma-movie that I have ever seen. Lloyd Kaufman is one of the coolest directors ever. Funny, violent and silly. It's full of make-up, kimonos, blood, worms and crazy villains. It also has a funny soundtrack. I saw it on the new DVD-release which has a lot of extra features.

If you love Troma-movies you will love this one. I give it a 10/10.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1991 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Kabukiman See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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