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Samurai Cop (1991)

Unrated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 30 November 1991 (USA)
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Joe Marshall and Frank Washington are two tenacious police detectives who seek at all costs to stop the Katana, a renegade Yakuza gang composed of violent and sadistic killers who want to lead the drug trade in Los Angeles.

Director:

Amir Shervan

Writer:

Amir Shervan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Z'Dar ... Yamashita
Mathew Karedas ... Joe Marshall (as Matt Hannon)
Janis Farley Janis Farley ... Jennifer (as Jannis Farley)
Mark Frazer ... Frank Washington
Melissa Moore ... Peggy Lee Thomas (as Melisa Moore)
Cameron Cameron ... Female Henchwoman
Gerald Okamura ... Okamura
Dale Cummings Dale Cummings ... Capt. Rohmer
Cranston Komuro ... Fujiyama
Joselito Rescober ... Costa Rican Waiter (as Joselito C. Rescober)
Jerry Black Jerry Black ... Film Lab Henchman #2
Orlando Quijano Orlando Quijano ... Burning Van Driver (as Ali Teymury)
James Waltz James Waltz ... Tony the Lawyer
Reginald Williams Reginald Williams
Tom Gleason Tom Gleason ... Arm-Losing Henchman
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Joe Marshall and Frank Washington are two tenacious police detectives who seek at all costs to stop the Katana, a renegade Yakuza gang composed of violent and sadistic killers who want to lead the drug trade in Los Angeles.

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You Have the Right to Remain Silent ... Dead Silent

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Trivia

The cast wears their own clothes and mostly drive their own cars. See more »

Goofs

During the final shootout, Yamashita easily fires his short-barreled shotgun without firmly supporting the weapon with his other hand or bracing the stock against his shoulder. It is obvious that he is using low-powered stunt blanks, as a compact 12-gauge shotgun with full-power ammunition is very difficult to control when fired in this manner. See more »

Quotes

Frank Washington: What does "katana" mean?
Joe Marshall, the samurai cop: It means "Japanese sword".
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Connections

Featured in Cinemassacre Video: Samurai Cop (1991) (2019) See more »

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Happy Birthday
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Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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Melissa Moore's "lost" film
11 June 2004 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

A womanizing super samurai cop and his black side-kick go after the Yakuza.This film is bad..REALLY bad, it's also pretty damn funny. Matt Hannon stars as the samurai cop who looks more like a gay poolboy in the best movie of his long varied career of one film. Robert Z'dar (Maniac Cop) is the right-hand man of the bad guy. Definately a guilty pleasure movie with it's jaw-droppingly insanely stupid dialog, the horrible "action", the unneeded flamingly gay waiter, and well you just have to see it for yourself.

My bad-movie grade: A

Media Blaster Dvd Extras: Joe Bob Brigg's intro and commentary!!! (which is GREAT); Robert Z'Dar Interview; Stills gallery;Trailers for "Sex Bomb" (which is awful), "Strike Me Deadly", "Blood Shack", and "Mission Kill Fast"

Eye Candy: ALL the main actoresses get topless and one gets fully nude


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1991 (USA) See more »

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Gross USA:

$384,756

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$384,756
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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