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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

Taglines:

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

After being disappointed by the studio taking over this film, director Mark L. Lester started to finance and sell his movies himself to keep control over them. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, a dummy can clearly be seen in the driver's seat of the car just before it is crushed. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Murata: [about to enter the Bansai Club] I'm warning you, I don't eat raw fish. But that's just me.
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Connections

Referenced in Workaholics: Wolves of Rancho (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Fun Actioner
20 May 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It's not the best action movie or one of the top movies of the 90's or anything like that but hey, its a fun flick starring the macho Dolph Lundgren and the late great Brandon Lee.

They basically play two LA cops working on a case in LA's Little Tokyo involving Drug Lords that were linked to Lundgren's past. Dolph and Brandon give great kung fu performances as they utilize their martial arts skills and beat some serious crap outta the drug lords. Especially with the sword fight at the end end between Lundgren and the head drug lord.

The script is pretty cheesy though and the story not very original and I could name a bunch of things that aren't too realistic about this picture but the fun never lets up and their are some good one liners. Just as long as you don't take it serious its a good old fashion B-Movie martial arts flick.


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