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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
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Tanaka
Rodney Kageyama ...
Eddie
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Detective Nelson
Renee Allman ...
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 ...
Kickboxer #1
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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

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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:

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,275,557 (USA)
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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

When Kenner stabs Yoshida and throws him on rotating circle we can see long cut on Kenner's back, despite the fact that Yoshida never cuts his back. See more »

Quotes

Minako: [laughs]
Chris Kenner: What?
Minako: That time I heard you coming!
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Referenced in Hollywood Stuntmakers: Fantastic Fights (1991) See more »

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Round and Round
Written and Produced by Kris Kurry
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Fun Martial Arts Action Film
26 December 2002 | by (Waterford, MI) – See all my reviews

"Showdown in Little Tokyo" is one of those B-movies that despite cheesy one liners and incredulous situations, is a lot of fun. The movie has a fast pace and Brandon Lee showed that he had screen prescence by stealing the show as a wise cracking Americanized, Asian American policeman joining Dolph Lundren's maverick cop who is well versed in the ancient ways of the Japanese Samurai.

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa is excellent as the villain, Yashida and I have a sneaking supsicion that this was a fun film set. The writing is not the best but I enjoyed myself watching this movie when I discovered it by accident when visiting Westwood in 1991 and years later as I watched it on DVD with some friends.

Definitely check it out and don't think too hard and go with the flow, this is one guilty pleasure.


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