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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.

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Amir Shervan

Writer:

Amir Shervan
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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 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A szamuráj zsaru See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The VHS poster has similarities to that of another movie, Maniac Cop (1988). Both posters feature policemen who are wearing similar uniforms, armed with a weapon and with an almost identical catchphrase. Also, both movies feature Robert Z'Dar as part of the main cast. See more »

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When Joe is stalking Jennifer the very brief insert of the church is of a completely different building and none of the other shots and eyelines match up at all. See more »

Quotes

Fooj Fujiyama: So you know where our man is?
Yamashita: Yes, boss. I know the hospital and the room... and he's burnt bad... real bad. He won't be able to talk.
Fooj Fujiyama: I want him dead! I want his head cut off and brought here! I want his head on this piano so that every man in my organization understands, what's more, that no Katana gets captured alive or talks! Got that?
Yamashita: [slowly walks towards Fujiyama] I will bring you his head and I will place it on your piano.
Fooj Fujiyama: I know the real Samurai is here.
Yamashita: [nods his head in obedience]
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References The Troy Cory Evening Show (1974) See more »

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Greatest Terrible movie EVER!!!
28 November 2005 | by ill_bite_your_nose_offSee all my reviews

Writing this comment is the hardest thing I have ever had to do. The magnitude of this movie cannot be defined. It has it all: Japanese/Mexican Crime Lord with Mullet? Check. Guy who dies 4 different times because they didn't know enough people who wanted to be in this movie? Check. Random nurse scene with even more random clips of black partner's facial responses to nurse's comments about size of samurai cop's "sword"? Yes, that too is in it. Basically, if you ever saw a terrifically bad movie, and liked it, you will bow down to the awesome power of Amir Shervan's cinematic genius.

Smaurai Cop spares no expense. It gives you what you really want: Boobs, Racial Comments, Excessive Groping of Handgun by a Lacky, Fight scene with obvious continuity issues, Pimp Van in fast motion chase scene, Disturbingly Effeminate Waiter, 4 different samurai wigs, Matt Hannon acting, and too many other priceless moments to recount.

I am not sure how Amir got Robert Z'Dar and Gerald Okamura on this film (considering their "star power"), but thank God he did. This movie does not get the credit it deserves. It is one of cinema's greatest gems and should be recognized as such. Please, if you have watched this movie, and loved it, comment now!


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