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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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Cast

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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
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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 ...
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:

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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Trivia

At the crime scene, when Kenner is shown the decapitated girl's dead body, the church in the background is the same building seen in John Carpenter's 1987 horror thriller "Prince of Darkness". See more »

Goofs

During Kenner-Yoshida sword fight, in few shots Yoshida has something stuck in his pants at his back side. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Murata: I wanted to work in Malibu.
Chris Kenner: That'll never happen.
Johnny Murata: Thanks, that's supportive. I've joined you on this quest for personal vengeance and you've got to take a shot at my dreams?
Chris Kenner: Malibu's Sheriff's Department, not LAPD.
Johnny Murata: Really? Damn.
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Boys Night Out
Written by Kris Kurry and Eddie Wilde
Produced by Kris Kurry
Performed by K.K. Wilde
Courtesy of Platinum Records, Inc.
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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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