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Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)

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

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Rodney Kageyama ...
Eddie
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Detective Nelson
Renee Allman ...
Angel Mueller (as Renee Griffin)
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Mama Yamaguchi
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Ito
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Nonnie Russell - Coroner (as Vernee Watson-Johnson)
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Sgt. K.  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$649,809, 25 August 1991, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,275,557
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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Editor Michael Eliot was brought in by Warner Bros. for substantial re-editing to make the film faster after WB were unhappy with an early cut. He had performed the same job on Warner's other 1991 action film, Out for Justice (1991). Scenes cut included a different introduction to Kenner, and his former partner Yosuto, more of the Nelson character, played by Ernie Lively, more dramatic scenes between Lundgren and Lee and a scene after the opening gunfight at the underground boxing match where Kenner is chewed out by his superiors for all the mayhem he has caused. 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: So shall we get down and kick some ass?
Chris Kenner: No. I'm gonna enjoy being dead for a while.
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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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A Must See Action Classic
26 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

This film is Great. I absolutely loved it.It is an action movie that doesn't take itself too seriously. It was made just for the sake to entertain people. Dolph Lundgren is at the top of his game in this film. Brandon Lee does a great job of playing Dolph's sidekick. The two make a terrific team. This is one of the best action movies to come out of the 90's.


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