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Samurai Cop

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Samurai Cop
Official Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Amir Shervan
Release Date 1991
Language English
Distributor Demel International Corporation
Main Cast
Character Actor
Joe Marshall Matt Hannon
Yamashita Robert Z'Dar
Frank Washington Mark Frazer
Fuj Fujiyama Cranston Komuro
Okamura Gerald Okamura
Peggy Melissa Moore

Samurai Cop is a 1991 direct-to-video action film directed, produced and written by Amir Shervan and stars Matthew Karedas (credited as Matt Hannon) as the titular "Samurai Cop" - a police officer from San Diego, trained by the masters in Japan - who battles a Katana gang within Los Angeles. It also starts Robert Z'Dar, Gerald Okamura, and Mark Frazer. The film has since attained a cult following, but is often cited as one of the worst films of all time. Nearly 25 years later, the sequel Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance was released in 2015.

The following weapons were used in the film Samurai Cop:


Taurus PT92

Officer Joe Marshall, aka the "Samurai Cop" (Matt Hannon), carries an early-model Taurus PT92AF as his main weapon throughout the movie. His preferred method in combat seems to be rapid firing the Taurus, making good use of its 15 round magazine. A couple other henchmen are seen with PT92's throughout the movie.

Taurus PT92AF with wood grips - 9x19mm. What distinguishes the earliest Taurus PT92AF pistols is the safety which does not turn down and is only a straight safety (not a decocker), and the markings on the slide which are flipped from the later models of the PT92.
Joe "Samurai Cop" Marshall (Matt Hannon) fires his Taurus PT92AF from his car.
Samurai Cop taking cover with the PT92.
"Looks like this is his last f*ck."
The Samurai Cop racks the slide on his PT92 before breaking into Okamura's bedroom.
Joe rapid fires his PT92 in typical Samurai Cop fashion.
An extreme close-up on Samurai Cop's PT92 during the confrontation with Fujiyama.
During a struggle, Peggy attempts to withdraw a Taurus PT92 hidden in her kitchen drawer.

Ruger GP100

A stainless Ruger GP100 is the most featured weapon in the movie. It is first seen as Officer Frank Washington's (Mark Frazer) sidearm, but eventually finds itself in nearly every characters' hands at some point. This is the case with several weapons in the film, as the low-budget production was limited to a select few functioning firearms. Therefore, several weapons get recycled as the movie goes on, but the Ruger GP100 is the most prevalent.

Ruger GP100, the Stainless Version - .357 Magnum
Frank (Mark Frazer) fires his GP100 in the film's opening chase scene.
Frank with the GP100.
The wood-plated handle of Frank's GP100 is visible as he arrests Okamura.
Frank's GP100 soon finds itself in the hands of a drug smuggler...
...and brandished by this hitman...
...and this guy...
...and even being used by Yamashita (Robert Z'Dar) when he comes to hunt down Samurai Cop!
And also used by Samurai Cop during the same gunfight!
And miraculously falling into Fujiyama's (Cranston Komuro) hand during the confrontation!
And then returning to Frank in the very next shot. Notice that because Frank must have his GP100 in this shot, Fujiyama is now armed with a Smith & Wesson Model 15.

Smith & Wesson Model 15

The Smith & Wesson Model 15 is brandished by several police officers and gang members. When one of Yamashita's men threatens Frank and Joe with a Model 15, Joe exercises his Samurai training by cutting the man's arm off with a katana, and therefore disarming him. Crime boss Okamura (Gerald Okamura) briefly uses a Model 15 during an escape. Like the Ruger GP100, this was likely one single weapon that was recycled throughout the production.

Smith & Wesson Model 15 with factory target grips - .38 Special
One of Yamashita's men threatens the two cops with the Model 15, right before getting his arm cut off.
The cop in the center carries the Model 15 in her holster.
"Whattya gonna do, shoot me?"
"Maybe a little later."
A hitman hired by Okamura draws the Model 15 on Samurai Cop.
Okamura's Model 15 runs dry, despite only firing two shots from it.
"You and I got nothin' to do. Let's f*ck."
Peggy flaunts her Model 15 while teasing Officer Johnson.
One of Okamura's men pulls his Model 15 on Samurai Cop before being taken down. The actor pulls the trigger and simulates the recoil, but there is no gunshot sound effect. However, the CLICK of the dryfire can clearly be heard on the audio track.

Smith & Wesson Model 29

One of Yamashita's hitmen carries a Smith & Wesson Model 29 when carrying out a failed hit on Samurai Cop (which was filmed in the production warehouse of Hollywood Royal Pictures).

Smith & Wesson Model 29 with 8 3/8" barrel - .44 Magnum
The hitman cocks the hammer of his Model 29, which has a bolt-action sound effect.
The hitman brandishing the Model 29 gets taken down by Samurai Cop.

Single Action Army

One of Yamashita's men uses a Single Action Army revolver with ivory grips when threatening Frank. Later, in a continuity error, Peggy pulls the revolver out from her kitchen drawer despite showing a Taurus PT92SAF in the previous shot.

Colt Single Action Army with 4.75" barrel and ivory grips- .45 Long Colt
The Single Action revolver gets pulled on Frank when he gets out of the shower.
Frank is held at gunpoint during a terrifying moment.
Peggy pulls the Single Action revolver from her kitchen drawer, despite showing a Taurus PT92AF in the previous shot, when ambushed by Yamashita.

Star Model BM Non-Gun

Samurai Cop's Taurus PT92AF gets swapped out for a Star Model BM Non-Gun during the interior gunfights. The weapon flashes when fired, but the slide does not move and no shells are ejected. This was likely done for safety purposes, as blanks can still be dangerous at close-range.

Star Model BM - 9x19mm
Samurai Cop fires his Star Non-Gun. Note that the slide does not move.
He stops and works the slide for some reason. Of course, this is only being mimicked since the weapon's slide cannot move.
Samurai Cop patrols the building (Hollywood Royal Pictures) with his Star Non-Gun.
A clear view of the Star Non-Gun, giving away that it is an entirely different model than the Taurus.
Another fake muzzle flash of the Star Non-Gun.

Star Model B

One of Yamashita's henchmen carries a Star Model B during the final shootout.

Star Model B Pistol, blued finish - 9x19mm
Yamashita's goon with a Star Model B.

Bruni Olympic 5

One of Yamashita's men is briefly seen carrying a blank-firing Bruni Olympic 5 Snub-Nose revolver. He gets shot by Frank before having a chance to use it.

Bruni Olympic 5 - .380 blanks
The henchman gets shot down before he can use the blank-firing pistol.

Submachine Guns


When Joe Samurai and Frank beat up and apprehend a group of Yamashit's men, Yamashita (Robert Z'Dar) takes it upon himself to withdraw an IMI Uzi and murder his own men before they can be arrested. He apparently does this to follow the "code of silence". The Uzi later comes back briefly being used by Yamashita's unnamed mistress (Cameron Oppenheimer).

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
Yamashita unfolds the stock on his Uzi...
...and proceeds to gun down his own men.
"Use it!"
Fujiyama urges his man to use his Uzi against Samurai Cop.
In typical action-movie fashion, the henchman dies firing his gun wildly as he goes down. But, he only fires a couple short bursts instead of unloading - likely to save blank ammunition for the production.
Yamashita's unnamed mistress (Cameron Oppenheimer) reloads her Uzi after only firing two shots - meaning she was walking around a hostile environment with only two rounds in her magazine. But again, this was mostly likely the result of conserving blank ammo.


Mossberg 500

The Mossberg 500 is one of two shotguns seen in the movie, most notably used by Yamashita (Robert Z'Dar) in the movie's final shootout.

Mossberg 500AT Shotgun - 12 gauge. Note the wood furniture.
Okamura's men relax, Mossberg and Winchester at the ready.
The henchman jumps off the couch and grabs the Mossberg.
Yamashita fires the Mossberg one-handed in the final shootout.

Winchester 1200 Field Gun

The Winchester 1200 Field Gun is the prominent shotgun used in the film. It is recycled several times, but is used the most by Yamashita's henchman "Johnny" when trying to hunt down Samurai Cop.

Winchester Model 120 Ranger - 12 gauge
A drug smuggler hiding in a van with his Winchester.
The same drug smuggler engaging Samurai Cop's car in the opening chase.
Winchester in the hands of Okamura's men.
One of Yamashita's hitmen fires the Winchester...
...as does one of Fujiyama's men.
Henchman "Johnny" with his Winchester as they raid Samurai Cop's house.
Johnny (now wearing leather gloves) waits around the corner for Samurai Cop to show himself.
Johnny appears in the final shootout with his trusty Winchester.


M67 hand grenade

As if machine-gunning all his men down was not enough, Yamashita (Robert Z'Dar) casually withdraws a M67 Hand Grenade and proceeds to roll it under Frank's car - blowing it up.

M67 fragmentation grenade with "jungle clip".
Yamashita priming the grenade after gunning down his own men.

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