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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

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

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Connections

Referenced in Friday the 13th: The Series: Brain Drain (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Run, Never Hide
Composed and Arranged by Charley Pavlosky and Gary Falcone
Performed by Marvin Dexter Moore
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Acting-0, Fights-9
25 April 2001 | by AlbertV79See all my reviews

The acting in the film is beyond dumb. I'll admit that. I mean, how do you have Jun Chong, who was in his 40's when the film was made, play a high school student? Anyway, IMHO, the fights truly made up for the film. Kwon Young Moon (the 70's chop socky star) truly had the stars of the film display taekwondo & hapkido beautifully. Jun and Phillip Rhee really were great in terms of the fights. Look for action stars Loren Avedon (as one of James Lew's gang), Thomas Wilson of Back to the Future (as one of the redneck gang - he fights Phillip using a mallet or something), and Mark Hicks of Gen-Y Cops (as one of Jun Chong's crew) in the film.


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