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Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)

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Two cops have to work together to bring down the yakzua, while trying to protect a beautiful women.

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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
Renee Allman ...
Angel Mueller (as Renee Griffin)
Reid Asato ...
Muto
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Mama Yamaguchi
Simon Rhee ...
Ito
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Nonnie Russell - Coroner (as Vernee Watson-Johnson)
Lenny Imamura ...
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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 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

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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.


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

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23 August 1991 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,275,557 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Director Mark L. Lester's final cut came in at 90 minutes, but after seeing test-screenings results Warner Bros did no longer support the film and cut it down to 79 minutes. 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

Yoshida: You are dead!
Chris Kenner: Hell sucked! We are back!
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Stuntmakers: Fantastic Fights (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Round and Round
Written and Produced by Kris Kurry
Performed by K.K. Wilde
Courtesy of Platinum Records, Inc.
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Another stalwart effort from the director of Commando
27 January 2003 | by (Kingsbridge,England) – See all my reviews



Surely the rating should be higher? This is one of the better Dolph Lundgren-takes-on-all-comers movies, and its got Brandon Lee godamnit!

Ok, so it gets predictable, but isnt that why action movies are so well loved? Its got enough of a storyline not to resemble Red Scorpion in any way, but only just little enough to make it a totally enjoyable flick. I mean, for 1991, what were you expecting? Considering that this was the director who brought us Commando, this is the ultimate in bloke films. If you want to clear the women away, put either one of these films on and enjoy a mens night in!

So its not Minority Report, its not The Shawshank Redemption but its redemption at its best, feet first!

Oh, and Tia Carrare in a hot tub. Gets it at least one point. ;)


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