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L.A. Streetfighters (1985)

Los Angeles Streetfighter (original title)
R | | Action, Drama | March 1986 (USA)
A Korean immigrant in L.A. encounters difficulties when he refuses to join the all-Korean gang in his highschool.

Director:

Woo-sang Park (as Richard Park)

Writers:

Ji-woon Hong (screenplay) (as Simon Blake Hong), Ji-woon Hong (story) (as Simon Blake Hong) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jun Chong Jun Chong ... Young
Phillip Rhee ... Tony
James Lew ... Chan
Rosanna King Rosanna King ... Lily
Bill Wallace Bill Wallace ... Kruger
Ken Nagayama Ken Nagayama ... Yoshida
Frank Marmolejo Frank Marmolejo ... Frank
Dorin Mukama Dorin Mukama ... Darren
Mark Hicks ... Mark
Gina S. Im Gina S. Im ... Young's Mother
Toma Gjokaj Toma Gjokaj ... Syndicate Boss
Arlene Montano Arlene Montano ... Chan's girlfriend
Hila Popaj Hila Popaj ... Young's Mother's Boyfriend
Leena Parkveermonsky Leena Parkveermonsky ... Rich Girl
Igor Sheriman Igor Sheriman ... Rich Guy
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Storyline

Tony is the new kid at school. He befriend gang leader Young, whose top rival is Chan. Tony is also dating Chan's sister, Lily. When Young and Tony are hired as personal security, they head to a private party run by a drug dealer. When Young steals the money from the dealer, two hitmen arrive and torture his gang. Young must fight them off but also face the wrath of Chan. Tony must help his new friend before it's too late. Written by Ninja01

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gang | friend | security | school | money | See All (93) »

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Forced to become deadly warriors...Just to survive

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L.A. Streetfighters See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Thomas F. Wilson's movie debut. See more »

Quotes

Yoshida: Let me introduce myself. I'm from Osaka. Name is Mr. Ken. With this, I have killed two people. I'm the best hitman from Japan. It will be my pleasure to kill for you.
Kruger: I don't need this bullshit introduction. My name is Kruger from New York. You know my reputation. Just tell me who you want and he'll be mine.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Miami Connection (2015) See more »

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Main Title Theme
Composed and Arranged by Charley Pavlosky and Gary Falcone
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No ninjas here!
11 November 2015 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

In recent years, South Korean cinema has improved greatly in quality and has become pretty popular. However, when this particular effort was made (with some U.S. involvement), South Korean cinema was often struggling - and a look at this film illustrates some of the reasons why. It's barely a movie - the first half of the movie doesn't seem to have a real story, instead consisting more of a series of boring and barely connected vignettes. The second half of the movie kicks in a little story and conflict, but it's too little too late. All that might not matter had the rest of the movie been well made, but it isn't. It's really cheaply made, with rock bottom production values (especially with the lighting of scenes). As for the action, while the martial arts occasionally have (a little) life, ultimately it's nothing you haven't seen before (and better.) There is some interest seeing martial art actors Phillip Rhee and Bill "Superfoot" Wallace early in their acting careers, but they're so wasted I'm sure they don't list this movie on their resume. By the way, it's obvious from watching the movie that seeing billboards and theater marquees in the background for movies from 1982 and 1983 that "Ninja Turf" (released in 1985) took a lengthy time to complete and find a distributor. No wonder.


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