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
At the crime scene, when Kenner is shown the decapitated girl's dead body, the church in the background is the same building seen in "Prince of Darkness (1987)." It's a historical landmark, the first Christian church in Little Tokyo, that was repaired and became the Union Center for the Arts after the 1994 earthquake. See more »
When Kenner gets shot in the final scene at the parade, he says to Murata that the bullet went straight through, however when he is fighting there is clearly no exit wound on his back See more »
[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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US version rated 'R' (released in vhs, laserdisc, and dvd in the US) is cut (totalling 13 seconds) as follows:
The party in the pool lost a shot of an Oriental man walking with a topless woman
Several shots of Yoshida caressing Angel before choping her head are deleted
The exact chopping of Angel's head is shown in two different angles, but only one in the R version.
When the coroner opens the body bag, in the unrated version we get to enjoy two shots completely of Angel's seperated head, but the R has only one intact.
When Kenner stabs the fat guy under water, one brief shot of Kenner twisting the knife in the stomach while blood pours out, is removed. The cut FI-version is based on the full, unrated uncut version, so it features almost all material cut from it!
Round and Round
Written and Produced by Kris Kurry
Performed by K.K. Wilde
Courtesy of Platinum Records, Inc.
[plays at the pool party] See more »
Give it a break!
Reading some of these comments, it occurred to me no one seems to know how to have fun anymore. This movie is not meant to be a great movie. I don't think any of the actors had intention of trying for an oscar. It's simply a fun movie. The action sequences are pretty cool and the one liners are hysterical. Dolph Lundgren and Brandon Lee are a great action pair. The chemistry between them is amazing. If you just want to watch a movie that's going to make you laugh, and get some good action with it, I highly recommend Showdown.
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