SGT. KABUKIMAN N.Y.P.D. (1996) – Greetings from Tromaville
Doors 7:00 PM Film 7:30 PM
Fatal sushi, lethal heat sicking chopsticks and as American as Apple Pie… Violence! SGT. KABUKIMAN N.Y.P.D. introduces Sergeant Harry Griswold (Rick Gianasi), a clumsy New York cop who accidentally becomes blessed with the powers of Kabuki and transforms into the world’s most unusual slapstick super-human hero.
Originally cut into PG-13 [12A] version because Japanese videogame company Namco, a main backer of the film, wanted a mainstream, family-friendly superhero, this ‘unrated’ director’s cut of SGT. KABUKIMAN N.Y.P.D. gives audience the sex and violence Troma fans had come to expect.
This is the second film in our GREETINGS FROM TROMAVILLE season – a tribute to Troma Entertainment, the longest-running independent film studio in North America, now celebrating 45 years of filmmaking. Primarily known for classic titles such as Lloyd Kaufman's THE TOXIC AVENGER, CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH, TROMEO & JULIET, Charles Kaufman’s MOTHER’S DAY and Tray Parker’s CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL!, Troma’s library of nearly 1000 films, cartoons, TV shows and shorts contains early work of many of today’s major star actors, directors and writers. Trey Parker, James Gunn, Eli Roth, Oliver Stone, Jenna Fisher, Kevin Costner, Vincent D’Onofrio, Marisa Tomei and Samuel L. Jackson are just a few. Troma Entertainment continues to be a haven for young and independent filmmakers during the era of corporate takeovers.
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