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Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989)

A brutal Los Angeles police Lt. is determined to bust up an organization that forces underage girls into prostitution.

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J. Lee Thompson

Writer:

Harold Nebenzal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Bronson ... Lieutenant Crowe
Perry Lopez ... Eddie Rios
Juan Fernández ... Duke (as Juan Fernandez)
James Pax ... Hiroshi Hada
Peggy Lipton ... Kathleen Crowe
Sy Richardson ... Lavonne
Marion Yue Marion Yue ... Mr. Kazuko Hada (as Marion Kodama Yue)
Bill McKinney ... Father Burke
Gerald Castillo Gerald Castillo ... Captain Tovar
Nicole Eggert ... DeeDee
Amy Hathaway ... Rita Crowe
Kumiko Hayakawa Kumiko Hayakawa ... Fumiko Hada
Michelle Wong Michelle Wong ... Setsuko Hada
Sam Chew Jr. Sam Chew Jr. ... McLane
Sumant Sumant ... Pakistani Hotel Clerk
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Storyline

A Tokyo businessman (Hiroshi Hada), transferred to L.A, molests a teenage girl on a train. It turns out that the girl is the daughter of a vice cop. But in one of those plot twists that can only occur in the movies, the cop is assigned to find the businessman's own daughter who has been kidnapped and forced into a teen prostitution ring. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A cop full of hatred can't work by the book. See more »


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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apagorevmenoi karpoi See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,029,058, 5 February 1989

Gross USA:

$3,416,846

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,416,846
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Color:

Color (TVC)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The apparent racism of his lead character was glossed over by Charles Bronson. He commented, "There is a lot of fear about Japan's growth. I only want to be honest to what people feel." How this related to schoolgirls' skirts is unclear. See more »

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When Crowe walks in on his daughter and her boyfriend, a boom mic is visible at the top of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Lieutenant Crowe: I'd like to shove this up your ass, but I don't want to dirty my hands.
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Soundtracks

Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25 Slow Movement
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (uncredited)
Courtesy of Music Fantastic
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Still Kickin' at 68
12 February 2005 | by bodine-1See all my reviews

This is the last movie that Charles Bronson made before the death of his second wife, actress Jill Ireland. At 68 and with a string of mediocre action thrillers littering his 1980s output, this sleazy cop movie turned out to be one of his better efforts of the decade. Bronson plays vice detective Crowe, a racist veteran of the force who has grown weary of seeing the scum of Los Angeles dragging innocent children into prostitution and drugs. A parallel storyline follows visiting Japanese businessman Hiroshi Hada (James Pax) who struggles to adapt to American values and soon after arriving loses his young daughter to slimy pimp Duke (Juan Fernandez). Crowe has already had run-ins with Duke, so when he is assigned to find Hada's daughter, the stories merge with tragic results. Bronson is still trim and performs well as Crowe, with several good action sequences. Largely maligned as an actor because he underplayed his leading roles, Bronson always fit this type of role because you could believe that he actually does the things he is portraying. There is a nice little scene involving an ethnic event where Crowe vents his frustration on some startled Japanese that speaks volumes about character motivation. Juan Fernandez is exceptional as Duke and makes his character truly evil. Veteran British director J. Lee Thompson does a fair job of keeping the movie plugging along and has a great set piece at the end of the movie involving a crane and crashing automobiles. The subject matter isn't as exploited as it could have been, but it's still pretty rough and loaded with nudity and violence. Bronson fans won't be disappointed and even non-fans (like my wife) enjoyed it.


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