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Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. (1990)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 2 March 1991 (Japan)
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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 ... 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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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

One of the black cars in the car chase changes from a Ford LTD II to a Ford Thunderbird. See more »

Quotes

Female Reporter: How did you feel when you saw rivulets of blood flowing down his beautiful kabuki costume?
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Crazy Credits

"People who did not act in this film: Richard Nixon; Sesu Hayakawa; Pete Rose; Toshiro Mifune" See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK VHS Tape and DVD (Hollywood DVD) had 10 seconds cut to remove forcible breast exposure during the park scene. See more »

Connections

Edited into Tromeo and Juliet (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Un Bel Di Vidremo
Performed by the Hamburg Radio Symphony Orchestra
Soprano: Bruna Rizzoli
Conductor: Napoleone Annovazzi
From the library of the Southern Library of Recorded Music, Los Angeles, California
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30 December 2003 | by eyesofsocietySee all my reviews

the problem with this movie was that some of the same sort of funny things done in the movie got old. yeah they were funny at first but then after a while it got to be old. i'm sure this would have been a great comedy movie if it was just shortened 25 to 50%. i give it 6/10


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