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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

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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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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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Trivia

The first Dolph Lundgren movie to be released straight to video in countries such as Germany, France, Spain and Japan. 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

Johnny Murata: Kenner, just in case we get killed, I wanted to tell you, you have the biggest dick I've ever seen on a man.
Chris Kenner: [nods] Thanks. I don't know what to say.
Johnny Murata: How about "Don't get killed"?
Chris Kenner: Don't get killed.
Johnny Murata: You too.
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Connections

Referenced in E! True Hollywood Story: Brandon Lee (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

The Woman in Me
Written and Produced by Walter "Kandor" Khan
Performed by Natalie
Courtesy of Sunshine Entertainment and Scully Music Co.
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Reminiscent of an 80's porn film.
30 December 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I give this movie a 5 for entertainment value.. This is the worst acting i have ever seen in a movie.. It contained humorous script and bad directing..

The main female character Minako is raped/"irredeemably betrayed" by her 'owner' and feels it necessary to commit suicide.. yet in the following scenes she strips down nude and jumps in a hot tub with a guy she has only just met.. yes, he WAS her knight in shining armour, but come on! THEN she pursues a sexual relationship with him, and the camera displays her as the 'dominate' one. The 'betrayal' doesn't appear to be affecting her in the slightest.

I feel sorry for the Johnny character, he appears to be second best or third wheel throughout the movie. The main villain has a scar in his left cheek.. of which looks better every time it is seen throughout the film. Continuity seems to be an issue.

As much as this film has bad taste bad acting and bad script, it was quite entertaining for myself, as a viewer, due to the above facts. The unintentional humour is what made me watch through to the end, and possibly even again on a day i need some cheering up.

All in all it was not bad for the era it was filmed in. Cheers.


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