|Riffers||Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett|
|Date Released||March 25, 2016 (Studio)/April 13, 2017 (Live)|
Samurai Cop is a 1991 direct-to-video action film, directed, produced and written by Amir Shervan. The film stars Robert Z'Dar, Matt Hannon and Mark Frazer. RiffTrax released their riff in March 2016. It was riffed live in April 2017. The two screenings grossed $384,756. It was shown in 705 theaters.
A crowdfunded sequel to Samurai Cop was released in 2015, which also starred Tommy Wiseau.
Description and PreviewEdit
When a renegade Japanese gang known as the Katana take control of the cocaine trade in Los Angeles the LAPD transfer in a Samurai Cop from the SDPD to help tackle the problem. Joe Marshall has been trained by the masters in Japan and speaks fluent Japanese, but dresses like a commoner.
An attempted bust meets with failure after a bizarre car chase leads to multiple deaths and the only witness burned and unable to testify. Katana boss Fuj Fujiyama orders the injured Katana member to be executed and his head displayed on a piano to remind all functioning Katana members of their code of silence. Joe and his partner Frank confront the Katana at the Carlos'n Charlie's restaurant on Sunset Boulevard and attempt to reprimand them into obeying the law. When that fails Fujiyama's right-hand man Yamashita wages war in the parking lot, executing his own men who fail to subdue Joe and Frank, thus maintaining the code of silence.
Joe then stalks Fujiyama's girlfriend Jennifer and seduces her while several of his police comrades are tortured and killed by the Katana gang who are looking for him. Unable to contain his anger any longer commanding officer Captain Rohmer sanctions an assassination of every single Katana gang member. Joe and Frank head to Fujiyama's compound and gun down every living person and a final sword battle between Joe and Yamashita ends the reign of terror.
To celebrate Joe once more has sexual intercourse with Jennifer.
Cast and CrewEdit
- Robert Z'Dar as Yamashita
- Matt Hannon as Joe Marshall
- Mark Frazer as Frank Washington
- Cranston Komuro as Fuj Fujiyama
- Gerald Okamura as Okamura
- Dale Cummings as Captain Rohmer
- Melissa Moore as Peggy