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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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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
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:

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

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

When Kenner and Murata first enter the sushi bar you can see a naked blonde woman - her torso covered with sushi - lying at the foreground. But when you see her again seconds later (after Kenner says, "Sushi in the raw") her torso is almost bare. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Murata: This may sound strange for a cop: Let's get the fuck out of here.
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Connections

References Seven Samurai (1954) 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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User Reviews

Cult classic starring Dolph and Brandon
14 April 2002 | by (Swindon, UK) – See all my reviews

Macho B-movie madness at its sublime best, this crazy action quickie is about as braindead as you can get: wooden acting, a terrible story and a script that truly sucks. But with all the mindless violence on offer who really cares. Gun battles, martial arts, Samurai sword slashing and gory deaths are the order of the day, not to mention plenty of beautiful ladies treated like playthings and shedding clothes at every opportunity. Despite the tits and guns, there is some kind of story: Kenner (Lundgren) is on a mission of vengeance. His parents were killed when he was ickle by crazy Yakuza thug Yoshida (Tagawa), an ice-cool super-villain now specialising in drug dealing and generally looking mean. Kenner, adept in the Samurai ways, grows to be a law-abiding copper who's now right on his tail. Male bonding ensues when policeman Johnny Murata (Lee, in his US debut), a hip-talking dude with street credentials, is assigned as Kenner's partner in crime, and all hell simply breaks loose. You could say that there's an artistic angle to all this fighting, shooting and banging, but then that would be a lie - Showdown in Little Tokyo is a classic in a completely different sense of the word.


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