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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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)

Opening Weekend:

$649,809 (USA) (25 August 1991)

Gross:

$2,275,557 (USA)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

An older draft of the screenplay (104 pages) had a slightly different outline in the details of the intrigue and had a more serious tone to it, less tongue in cheek. See more »

Goofs

Kenner grabbed guy in green suit to throw him behind bar, but in next shot we could see that Japanese guy jumped himself and Kenner just pushed him a little bit. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Murata: Ya know, it's kinda like one of those video games... you just defeated the first wave.
Chris Kenner: Do you know you have moments when you're truly an asshole?
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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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User Reviews

Give it a break!

Reading some of these comments, it occurred to me no one seems to know how to have fun anymore. This movie is not meant to be a great movie. I don't think any of the actors had intention of trying for an oscar. It's simply a fun movie. The action sequences are pretty cool and the one liners are hysterical. Dolph Lundgren and Brandon Lee are a great action pair. The chemistry between them is amazing. If you just want to watch a movie that's going to make you laugh, and get some good action with it, I highly recommend Showdown.


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