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Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance (2015)

TV-14 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 9 October 2015 (USA)
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It's 25 years later, and police detective Frank Washington is forced to team up again with his long estranged partner Joe Marshall to investigate a series of assassinations, in a case with ingredients they could never have imagined.

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Gregory Hatanaka

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Rich Mallery (screenplay by), Tony T.L. Young (screenplay by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mathew Karedas ... Joe
Mark Frazer ... Frank
Bai Ling ... Doggé
Cranston Komuro ... Fooj
Shane Ryan ... Leonard
Tommy Wiseau ... Linton
Laurene Landon ... Athena
Melissa Moore ... Peggy
Joe Estevez ... Robert
Lexi Belle ... Hera
Jesse Hlubik ... Lior
Mel Novak ... Cutter
Mindy Robinson ... Lauren
Lisa London ... Takashi
Kristine DeBell ... Roberta
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It's 25 years later, and police detective Frank Washington is forced to team up again with his long estranged partner Joe Marshall to investigate a series of assassinations, in a case with ingredients they could never have imagined.

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They thought he was dead. He was just coolin' off.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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TV-14

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Tommy Wiseau had to be fed all of his lines off camera. See more »

Goofs

Jennifer/Milena concocts a plan to kill the Katana Gang once and for all that takes 25 years to come to fruition, when literally all she had to do was just tell Joe to kill any remaining Katana members and he would have. Furthermore, there was no indication at the end of the first movie that any Katana members had survived in the first place, so her plan was wholly unnecessary from the beginning. See more »

Quotes

Officer: Hey, Washington. You and the legend back together again?
Joe Marshall: Legend? From what I hear, most people just thought I was dead.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, there is an additional sequence where Alfonso Sebastian (the waiter from the first film and the flight attendant in this film) shows up moonlighting as a cab driver. Joe asks him to drive Frank and Lauren home, and that he won't be joining them. Joe and Frank say their goodbyes, and one of the surviving female baddies comes up behind Joe. He stands defensively but she says she wants to switch sides and go with him, and promises to keep him warm. He looks at the camera and says "Bingo" as the screen fades to black. See more »

Alternate Versions

The re-cut version of the film titled "Revenge of the Samurai Cop" trims the runtime from 1 hour and 34 minutes down to 1 hour and 27 minutes. This cut removes or masks all nudity and tones down the sex scenes. See more »

Connections

References Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976) See more »

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Moments We Had
Written by Joe Wakeford & Lars Carlsson
Performed by Joe Wakeford
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If all Kickstarter films are like this then they need avoiding
14 June 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

SAMURAI COP 2: DEADLY VENGEANCE is a fan made film, funded by Kickstarter and released as a tribute to the original SAMURAI COP. For those who don't know, SAMURAI COP (and the likes of KILLING American STYLE) were cheap, inept and cheesy low budget action flicks from the early 1990s which today have a kind of cult charm and so-bad-it's-good feel.

Sadly, this follow up makes a huge mistake in that it looks and feels nothing like the original movie. All of the humour and the goofiness has gone and what we're left with is a cookie cutter film packed with all the awfulness a typical Z-grade film can muster: terrible stilted acting (most of the cast are moonlighting porn performers), embarrassingly bad direction, rubbish fight scenes, and a general lack of plot cohesion. Amir Shervan, who wrote and directed the original SAMURAI COP, must be spinning in his grave.

I think SAMURAI COP 2 is a good example of the difference between old B-movies and new ones. The old B-movies at least had something going for them; they weren't perfect, but they had a kind of cheesy, hard-working charm. These days, film-making is so cheap that anybody can make a B-flick, except few amateur film-makers have the talent even to make so-bad-it's-good productions. They're mostly just horrid, like this one.

Robert Z'Dar died before the production began - that was a lucky break - but Mathew Karedas, Mark Frazer, and Cranston Komuro all return from the original film and yes, Karedas is still the bad actor that he always was. If you were ever interested in seeing how badly Laurene Landon (MANIAC COP) has aged, here's your chance. Oh, and Bai Ling (DUMPLINGS) is here too in her most awful performance yet; I guess she really will appear in any old thing.


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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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