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Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  23 August 1991 (USA)
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Detective Chris Kenner was orphaned as a child as his father was in the service and was killed and lived in Japan. Now he is on the trail of ruthless Yakuza leader named Yoshido, who helped... See full summary »

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Funekei Yoshida
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Minako Okeya
Toshishiro Obata ...
Sato
Philip Tan ...
Tanaka
Rodney Kageyama ...
Eddie
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Detective Nelson
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Angel Mueller (as Renee Griffin)
Reid Asato ...
Muto
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Mama Yamaguchi
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Ito
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Nonnie Russell - Coroner (as Vernee Watson-Johnson)
Lenny Imamura ...
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Kickboxer #2
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Storyline

Detective Chris Kenner was orphaned as a child as his father was in the service and was killed and lived in Japan. Now he is on the trail of ruthless Yakuza leader named Yoshido, who helped establish a small Japanese area in Los Angeles and is now running a drug ring disguised as a brewery. However, Kenner must team up with a Japanese-American detective named Johnny Murata, and he also must protect a witness named Minako who would testify against Yoshido. But what Kenner will soon discover that he will be in a lot more than what he bargained for. Written by John Wiggins

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One's a warrior. One's a wise guy. They're two L.A. cops going after a gang of drug lords. Feet first.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, and for language, sensuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 August 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sgt. K.  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,275,557 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dolph Lundgren's leather jacket in the movie has the kanji logo of his karate style, Kyokushin, written on the left sleeve. See more »

Goofs

At the part where Kenner first goes into Yoshida's house and the first guy he "kills" by snapping his neck, he goes limp. In the next shot, his arm is up to help laying down on the deck. See more »

Quotes

[Kenner says some words in Japanese]
Johnny Murata: What did that mean?
Det. Kenner: Roughly translated, out of the frying pan and boned up the ass with a red-hot poker.
Johnny Murata: There you have it.
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Slow Hand
Written by John Bettis and Michael Clark
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What's The Problem?
11 February 2001 | by (Robinson,IL) – See all my reviews

People seem to be awful hard on this movie. I guess they must not be action fans. I mean, come on, this movie's only purpose is to entertain. And it does its job well. It moves at a very fast pace for its short 79 minutes, has lots of good action, and a good sense of humor. What more could you ask for in an action movie. I don't know about you,but thats all I ask for in a action movie. Its not art and its not supposed to be. 3 out of 4 stars.


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