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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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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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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.


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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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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,275,557 (USA)
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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

When Kenner is in Yoshida's house and Minako is preparing suicide we can see curtain weaving in front of her. It means that one of the windows is open. But when Kenner grabs her and walks through the glass, we can see that all windows are closed. 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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Referenced in Hollywood Stuntmakers: Fantastic Fights (1991) See more »

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Round and Round
Written and Produced by Kris Kurry
Performed by K.K. Wilde
Courtesy of Platinum Records, Inc.
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A classic!
15 February 2005 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

This is one of the action-movies i grew up with. Seeing it again on TV just brings back a lot of memories. And actually the movie itself is not all crap either! Kenner (Lundgren) and Murata (Lee) both have trouble keeping their partners. Now they team up together to fight the Yakuza in Los Angeles.

Buddy cop pictures are not the most uncommon movies to say the least. But this is a movie that has it all. Campy acting, the worst one-liners ever, nicely choreographed fighting, evil Asians and heroes that are always on each others case. Not to mention the super-evil villain played here by the legendary Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa who should be quite used to these kinds of roles by now.

So, this is not exactly quality and it's not exactly good. But still it contains all the elements that made it an instant classic when i saw it for the first time. Half-naked women, cool heroes and loads of action. So the rating is based more on the memories than the actual movie. But for me this will always be a 7/10.


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