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Drama Mystery Rated: 18+ (R)20171h 30mOn: Kanopy Country: Australia

In the early 1990s, a Japanese samurai detective series was aired in Australia and became a cult success. Titled in Japan “Ronin Suiri Tentai” (meaning roughly “Deductive Reasoning Ronin”), it was soon known in the West as “Top Knot Detective.” The original series was legendary in Japan, a cultural train wreck led by Takashi Tawagoto, a crazy writer, producer, director and lead actor; one who could not act, fight or write at all.Top Knot Detective featuring Toshi Okuzaki and Masa Yamaguchi is streaming with subscription on Kanopy, available for rent or purchase on Google Play, and available for rent or purchase on Prime Video. It's a drama and mystery movie with an average IMDb audience rating of 6.5 (337 votes).

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Aaron McCann


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Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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Available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & Prime Video).

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Not available to watch free online.

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#66,001 Ranked Movie

#3854 Ranked in History Movies

#6065 Ranked in Movies on Kanopy

#8804 Ranked in Crime Movies

Top Knot Detective has an average IMDb audience rating of 6.5 (337 votes). The movie is not at all popular with Reelgood users lately.

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