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Samurai Cop (1991)

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Joe Marshall and Frank Washington are two police detectives who must stop the ruthless activities of 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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Cast

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 (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
Orlando Quijano Orlando Quijano ... Burning Van Driver (as Ali Teymury)
James Waltz James Waltz
Reginald Williams Reginald Williams
Tom Gleason Tom Gleason
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Joe Marshall and Frank Washington are two police detectives who must stop the ruthless activities of 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

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gliniarz samuraj See more »

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Production Co:

Hollywood Royal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Almost every shot in the movie was done with just a single take. See more »

Goofs

When waiting at the marina for the van to leave, the rear passenger tire on Washington's car can be seen as flat or nearly flat with no hubcap. In the chase scene that immediately follows, the tire is no longer flat and has a hubcap. See more »

Quotes

Yamashita: [Regarding Joe Marshall] He got his martial arts training from the masters in Japan.
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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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