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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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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:

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1.85 : 1
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Charles Bronson's final film of the 1980s. See more »

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The car in the Harbor Scene in which Crowe (Bronson) and his partner sit is smashed up twice by the car crane . See more »

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Lieutenant Crowe: Now, that's justice.
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My Baby Anyway
Music and Lyrics by Greg De Belles (as Greg DeBelles)
Performed by Lisa Raggio
Courtesy of CD Music, Inc.
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Charles Bronson vehicle confronting pimps and punks in this extremely violent fare
22 February 2011 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This thrilling picture titled Kinjite (which means "to forbid" in English) contains suspense , noisy action-packed , intrigue , thrills and lots of violence . The meaning and relevance of this movie's title is that it refers to subjects such as sex, child molesting, prostitution which are forbidden topics in Japanese culture . It deals with the cop Lt. Crowe (Charles Bronson , he was about sixty-seven years of age) who takes on a pimp (Juan Fernandez) and a slimy hoodlum (Sy Richardson) whose speciality is recruiting adolescents including the daughter of a Japanese business man (James Pax). The lieutenant married to Kathleen (Peggy Limpton) has a teenager girl (Amy Hathaway) and is helped by another policeman (Perry Lopez). He then stalks the baddies and takes the law into his own hands , acting as judge , jury and executioner ; searching vengeance on crooks , pimps making the neighborhood safer and bumping off delinquents and street scum.

This standard Bronson movie is full of action , thrills, and disturbing scenes . Bronson in his usual stoic acting displays efficiently his weapons such as ¨Harry the Dirty¨ and killing mercilessly nasties . This is the last movie Charles Bronson made for Cannon Films and it represents the tenth and final of ten teamings between producer Pancho Kohner and star actor Bronson . It's certainly thrilling , though the morality may be questionable , even in this time, as the spectators were clearly on the Lt. Crowe Bronson's side . Disagreeable scenes and loathing theme as abuse of children with terrible end . Screen debut from Baywatch's Nicole Eggert as a teen prostitute and Danny Trejo as an inmate in a final brief appearance -almost extra- . Unappropiated and anti-climatic musical score composed by means of synthesizer .

The fare was badly directed by J. Lee Thomson , in his last one , he previously had a nice track record in the English cinema from 1950 until 1961 , directing good Western (McKenna's gold , White Buffalo) and all king genres as Sci-Fi (Conquest and Battle of planet of apes), terror (reincarnation of Peter Proud, Eye of the devil), adventures (Flame over India ,Kings of the sun, Taras Bulba , Tiger Bay) and Warlike (Guns of Navarone, Von Braun , Chairman , The passage) . His two biggest successes turned out to be ¨Guns of Navarone¨and ¨Cape Fear¨. Thereafter , the filmmaker's career subsided in a morass of slickly realized but middling films . He moved into the field of international spectaculars , at which point his filmmaking seemed to lose its individuality . J. Lee Thompson working from the 50s in England, finished his career making Chuck Norris (Firewalker) and Charles Bronson vehicles (Caboblanco, Evil that men do , Messenger of death, Death Wish 4 : Crackdown, Caboblanco, St Ives). Rating : Below average . Lousy results for this disagreeable thriller that has many depressing failures.


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