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Showdown (I) (1993)

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Ken has just moved from Kansas with his mother. He talks to a girl named Julie, not knowing that her boyfriend Tom is very possessive of her. Tom is learning karate from Lee, a sensei whose... See full summary »

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Billy Grant
Kenn Scott ...
Ken Marx
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Julie
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Mike (as John Mallory Asher)
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Lee
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Kate
Ken McLeod ...
Tom
Michael Cavalieri ...
Rob
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Gina
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Vice Principal Kowalski
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Officer Spinelli (as Michael Genovese)
Nicholas Hill ...
James
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Hit Man
Ray Gamboa ...
Thug
Debbie Bartelt ...
Shirley
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Ken has just moved from Kansas with his mother. He talks to a girl named Julie, not knowing that her boyfriend Tom is very possessive of her. Tom is learning karate from Lee, a sensei whose brother was killed by a rookie cop named Billy. Billy has since then become the janitor of the school that Ken, Julie and Tom go to. When Ken gets beaten up by Tom for talking to Julie again, Billy helps Ken by teaching him how to defend himself, which eventually leads to a battle between student vs. student, and sensei vs. sensei. Written by <JoshForman@aol.com>

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The shooting of the opening party scene was shut down when neighbors complained about the lights and it was realized the permits for shooting in Phoenix did not cover the town of Paradise Valley (where the house was located). See more »

Goofs

When "Ken" is describing where he previously lived, he pronounces "Salina, KS" with a long 'e' sound, which is how it is pronounced when describing "Salinas, CA". In KS, it's pronounced with a long 'i' sound. See more »

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Lee: [to Tom] Fail me, and you'll be lucky if I decide to let you live.
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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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LOVE & MONEY
Recorded by D.F.M.
Written by Tracy Swider, Dana Freebairn, Adam Shore, Todd Lane
Published by Captin Swidey Music (ASCAP) Freebairn
Music (ASCAP) Shore Is Music (ASCAP) Ybsober Music (ASCAP)
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Kinda like "The Karate Kid", only more intense!
15 February 2006 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

I've seen this movie one time, and all I can say is the star Ken(Kenn Scott) was sorta like Daniel Russo of "The Karate Kid" only there were a few things his sensei(Billy Blanks) did that Miyagi didn't do. Billy helped enhanced his speed, and reflexes to go against Julie's controlling boyfriend, who was taught by a deranged sensei named Lee(Patrick Kilpatrick), who people there seem to totally dislike. The fight scene was nothing like the KK, especially when the other students saw what Lee did to his own pupil. Kenn tried to help only to land a sucker punch to the lower lumbar. Then it was Billy vs. Lee. And guess who the other team root for? Billy of course. When the other group of students told Billy about their dissatisfaction of Lee. Billy never decline an offer like that. Would you? The others were very happy to have a new sensei. I DON'T BLAME THEM! I liked the girl who wore the half-shirt. She was hot! Kenn Scott is very good in karate, is because I was taught by the same sensei he did in real life. It was here in North Carolina! Sorry, you'll have to see the movie, it may be cheap, if you see it that way, but I enjoyed it very well for many reasons. Rating 3 out of 5 stars.


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