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Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)

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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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Cast

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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

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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)  »

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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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Director Mark L. Lester's final cut came in at 90 minutes, but Warners didn't like the film and cut it down to 79 minutes. See more »

Goofs

When Kenner fights against sumo in water he stabs him in left part of his belly, and makes big wound moving his knife left-right. In next shot when Kenner tries to get out of water and sumo pulls him down, if you watch carefully, you can see that there is no wound or blood on sumo's left side. See more »

Quotes

Yoshida: Now you only have one hand with which to wipe your ass with,do you want to keep the other one?.
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Featured in David Walliams' Awfully Good: Awfully Good Movies (2011) See more »

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Slow Hand
Written by John Bettis and Michael Clark
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A Tour de Force in..........Macho-ism....
9 September 2003 | by (LA, USA) – See all my reviews

In general terms, what does the young-hearted, red-blooded, upbeat kind of male really like to see in a movie? Gunshots, girls, kicking, girls, punching, girls, explosions, girls, outrageous dialogue, girls.......ok, now once we have cleared this up, one might now know what to expect from Showdown in Little Tokyo, a great little film that never takes itself seriously and only serves to entertain........that just may be all we young-hearted, red-blooded, upbeat males will ever need in a movie.


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