A Tokyo cop is sent to Los Angeles to help an LAPD detective break up a yakuza (Japanese organized crime syndicate) ring operating in the city.

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Steve Rally ...
Mickey Delano
John Nishio ...
Akashi
Laura Burkett ...
Jamie
Allen Wisch ...
Collins
Antonio Caprio ...
Chief of Police
Roy Summersett ...
Steiner
Shiro Tomita ...
Nagura Sr.
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Nagura Jr.
Bruce Yamane ...
Taguchi
William Ghent ...
Osaki (as Bill Ghent)
Pylah Chan ...
Tamoko Osaki
Craig Watanabe ...
Tanaki
Tony Livingston ...
Michelle
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Hayaki's Mother
Yong Bhang ...
Hayaki's Father
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Violence, murder and terror become everyday occurrences in Little Tokyo. The tiny Japanese American community is taken over in an iron-fisted reign of terror by the infamous Yakuza organization. Yakuza mobsters extort money from the residents for the privilege of staying alive. One maverick detective and the brother of a dead Yakuza victim form their own counter death squad to fight the Yakuza. The detective and the surviving brother resort to every from of counter-terrorism, every weapon available, to stop the sinister Yakuza. Written by castmember

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The L.A. cop and the Tokyo enforcer. Different worlds. Different weapons. One war. See more »

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15 December 1987 (West Germany)  »

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Los Angeles Vice  »

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The original title, during production in 1986, was "Rise of the Phoenix." See more »

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The greatest Anti-Japanese Miami Vice rip off of the 80's!
20 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

WOAH! That's all I can say about Overkill! It has some of the greatest dialogue I have ever heard. Example- Guy: Sayonara. Guy2:What does that mean? Guy: It means goodbye. Never have I seen the horrors of the yakuza so expertly portrayed in a mindless action movie! I mean look at this guy! He kills people with a sword! Cool! See this movie and maybe they'll make Overkill 2: Ohaiyo! What does that mean?


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