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Showdown in Little Tokyo ()


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Two cops have to work together to bring down the Yakuza, while trying to protect a beautiful woman.

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Sgt. Chris Kenner
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Johnny Murata
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Funekei Yoshida
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Minako Okeya
Toshishiro Obata ...
Sato
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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
Susan E. Cox ...
Mrs. Kenner
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Mr. Kenner
Keith Boldroff ...
Kenner as a Young Boy
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Hagata, the Torturer
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Hell's Angel #1
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Hell's Angel #2 (as Tony Maccario)
Rome Viharo ...
Hispanic Gang Leader
Keenan Thomas ...
Crip Gang Leader
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Asian Cop #1
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Asian Cop #2
Rachen Assapiomonwait ...
Bath House Attendant
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Son at Parade with Mama Yamaguchi
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Samurai Horseman
Phil Chong ...
Samurai Horseman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Yoshida's Men (uncredited)
Kenny Endoso ...
Yoshida's Men (uncredited)
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Yoshida's Men (uncredited)
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Yoshida's Men (uncredited)
Nathan Jung ...
Bonsai Club Manager (uncredited)
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Yoshida's Men (uncredited)
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Yoshida's Men (uncredited)
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Yoshida's Men (uncredited)
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Yoshida's Men (uncredited)
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Man in Door (uncredited)
Bill Saito ...
Yoshida's Men (uncredited)
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Hardboy (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mark L. Lester

Written by

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Stephen Glantz ... (written by) &
Caliope Brattlestreet ... (written by)

Produced by

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John C. Broderick ... co-producer
Martin E. Caan ... producer
Mark L. Lester ... producer

Music by

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David Michael Frank

Cinematography by

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Mark Irwin ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Michael Eliot
Robert A. Ferretti
Steven Kemper
Stuart Baird ... (uncredited)

Editorial Department

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Julia Gray ... assistant film editor
Jeff Gullo ... first assistant editor
Ray Martin ... color timer
Richard L. McCullough ... assistant editor
Jill K. Pontiff ... apprentice editor

Casting By

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Michelle Guillermin
Cathy Henderson

Production Design by

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Craig Stearns

Art Direction by

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Bill Rea

Set Decoration by

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Ellen Totleben

Costume Design by

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Robyn Williams

Makeup Department

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Jeri Baker ... key makeup artist
David P. Barton ... special makeup effects artist
Fred C. Blau Jr. ... tattoo artist (as Fred Blau)
Thomas Floutz ... key prosthetics makeup artist (as Tom Floutz)
Michael Hancock ... tattoo artist
Nancy Hancock ... head tattoo artist (as Nancy Worthen Hancock)
Todd Masters ... prosthetics makeup design
Patrick Tatopoulos ... tattoo designer
Michelle Vittone ... makeup artist
Dean Gates ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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John C. Broderick ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Dirk Craft ... dga trainee
Eric Jones ... second assistant director (as Eric P. Jones)
Terry Leonard ... second unit director (as Terry J. Leonard)
Joel Segal ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Chris Alvarez ... welding foreman
John Alvin ... poster artist
Billy Baker ... set dresser
Daniel W. Blaha ... propmaker
Linda S. Brown ... assistant decorator (as Linda Brown)
Tom Craig ... set dresser
David Elliott ... construction coordinator (as David Elliot)
Ron Ervin ... carpenter
J. Gregory Evans ... set dresser
David W. Ford ... lead person (as David Ford)
Christopher Gilman ... props
Anthony Maccario ... property master (as Tony Maccario)
William Maccario ... assistant property master
David McKlveen ... construction foreman
Peter Mitchell ... storyboard artist
Roger Nall ... stand-by painter
Mick Rossman ... scenic painter
Peter Mitchell Rubin ... storyboard artist
John Tyler ... stand-by painter
Kurt Verbaarschott ... set dresser
Tim Wahlberg ... signwriter
Joshua Warner ... set dresser (as Josh Warner)
Brent White ... scenic painter
Lyndell Wolff ... carpenter

Sound Department

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Tom Beckert ... re-recording mixer (as Tom Becket)
David Chornow ... production sound mixer (as David Charnow)
Rubén Domingo ... assistant sound editor (as Reuben Domingo)
Keith Gardner ... boom operator
Armond Ghzanian ... assistant sound editor
Eric J. Goldstein ... boom operator
Walter Goss ... re-recording mixer
Cynthia Haagens ... sound effects editor
Paul Heslin ... foley editor
Joseph Holsen ... sound effects editor
Jennifer Hortin ... adr editor
Michael Jiron ... re-recording mixer
Franklin Jones Jr. ... re-recording mixer
Donlee Jorgensen ... dialogue editor
Edmund J. Lachmann ... sound effects editor
Mike Le Mare ... sound designer / supervising sound editor (as Mike Le-Mare)
Horace Manzanares ... assistant sound editor
Michael P. Redbourn ... sound effects editor (as Michael Redbourn)
Mary Louise Rodgers ... foley artist (as Mary Rogers)
Frank Sacco ... adr editor
Michael Salvetta ... foley artist (as Michael A. Salvetta)
Tom Scurry ... foley editor
Robert L. Sephton ... sound effects editor
Karola Storr ... foley editor
Audrey Trent ... foley artist
Jerry Trent ... foley artist
Bill Ward ... assistant sound editor
Asher Yates ... dialogue editor (as Ascher Yates)
Elijah Schkeiban ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Rose Marie Echeverria ... special effects
Larry Roberts ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Dave Gregory ... photographic effects supervisor: Title House Inc. (uncredited)

Stunts

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Steve Akahoshi ... stunts
T.K. Anthony ... stunts
Barbara Bernhardt ... assistant fight choreographer (as Barbara Goldstone)
Simone Boisseree ... stunts
Troy Brown ... stunts (as Tory Brown)
Brian Burrows ... stunts
R.J. Chambers ... stunts
Darryl Chan ... stunts
George Cheung ... stunts
Kenny Endoso ... stunts
Donna Evans ... stunts
Al Goto ... stunts
Gloria Hann ... stunts
Joseph Hieu ... stunts (as Joseph Hiev)
Tracy Hutchinson ... stunts (as Tracey E. Hutchinson)
Brian Imada ... stunts
Jeff Imada ... stunts
Lenny Imamura ... stunts
Jim Ishida ... stunts
Bobby Itaya ... stunts (as Robert Itaya)
Roger Ito ... stunts
Steven Ito ... stunts
Sonia Izzolena ... stunts
Terry Jackson ... stunt double: Brandon Lee
Freddie Jin ... stunts (as Fredie Jin)
Jimmy Joe ... stunts
Pat E. Johnson ... fight coordinator
Hwang Joon ... stunts
Tony Kahana ... stunts
Kraig Kishi ... stunts
Warren Koga ... stunts
Peter Lai ... stunts
Daniel Lee ... stunts
Eric Lee ... stunts
Leo Lee ... stunts
Terry Leonard ... stunt coordinator (as Terry J. Leonard)
Al Leong ... stunts
Will Leong ... stunts
James Lew ... stunts
Steve Martinez ... stunts (as Steven Louis Martinez)
Paul Kiyoshi Pouchay ... stunts
Stuart Quan ... stunts
Branscombe Richmond ... stunts
Vernon Rieta ... stunts
Debby Lynn Ross ... stunts
Bill M. Ryusaki ... stunts
Bill Saito ... stunts
Russell Solberg ... stunts
Jayleen Sun ... stunts
Leland Sun ... stunts
Jimmy Taenaka ... stunts (as James Taenaka)
Tommy Taenaka ... stunts
Hiroshi Tom Tanaka ... stunts (as Tommy Tanaka)
Hiro Tawaka ... stunts
Gary Toy ... stunts
Randy Toyota ... stunts
William Washington ... stunts
Daniel Wong ... stunts
Danny Wong ... stunts
Eddie Wong ... stunts
Bruce Yamane ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Keith Banks ... camera operator
Darwin Montana Browne ... best boy grip (as Dar Browne)
Loren Corl ... key grip
Gary Farr ... still photographer
Rob Forrest ... dolly grip (as Robert Forrest)
Eric J. Goldstein ... camera operator (as Eric Goldstein)
Austin Goss ... gaffer
Neil Holcomb ... best boy electric
Steven Kline ... second assistant camera
Monty Rowan ... camera operator (as Monty Rowen)
Roger Schweitzer ... video playback operator
James Sprattley ... first assistant camera
Scott Webb ... best boy electric
Stephen Wong ... first assistant camera (as Steve Wong)

Casting Department

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Jacque Allen ... casting coordinator
Mariann H.W. Lee ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sybil Gray ... costumer (as Sybil Grey)

Location Management

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Paul Hargrave ... location captain
Markus Zimmer ... location manager

Music Department

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Virginia S. Ellsworth ... music editor

Transportation Department

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Marlo Hellerstein ... transportation coordinator
David Turner ... transportation captain (as David J. Turner)

Other crew

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Mary Jo Ballerini ... production coordinator
Gregory Bartlett ... production aide (as Greg Bartlett)
Shari Bender ... production aide
Barbara Bernhardt ... assistant martial arts choreographer (as Barbara Bernhardt Goldstone)
Helen de Vivien ... assistant: Mr. Lester (as Helen Devivian)
Brian Fitkin ... karate trainer: Mr. Lundgren
Donna Glasser-Hancock ... production auditor (as Donna Glasser)
Ellen Greenwald ... production aide
Elizabeth Ludwick-Bax ... script supervisor (as Liz Ludwick)
Cathy McManus ... assistant production coordinator
Don Mink ... post-production auditor
Scott Mislan ... production aide
Marie Nashold ... medic
Adam Olszewski ... production aide (as Adam G. Olszewski)
Gay Perello ... craft service
Joseph Poma ... fitness and physique trainer: Mr. Lundgren
Lynn Souza ... post-production auditor (as Lynne Souza)
Jules Stewart ... script supervisor (as Jules Mann-Stewart)
Douy Swofford ... title designer
Steve Timinskas ... production auditor
Jim Tosney ... production aide
Daniel Vellucci ... bond rep supervisor
Mikela Walter ... assistant: Mr. Lundgren (as Mikela Walters)
Jerry Wright ... craft service
Michael Yip ... production aide
Gary DeVore ... uncredited rewrites (uncredited)
Tera Tabrizi ... body double: Tia Carrere (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines One's a warrior. One's a wise guy. They're two L.A. cops going after a gang of drug lords. Feet first. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Sgt. K. (United States)
  • Yakuza (United States)
  • Dans les griffes du dragon rouge (France)
  • Little Tokyo. Ataque frontal (Spain)
  • Starcie w Japonskiej Dzielnicy (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 79 min
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Box Office

Budget $8,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $649,809, 25 Aug 1991

Did You Know?

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Trivia The infamous homoerotic line from Brandon Lee's character was originally "You have the biggest dick I've ever seen on a white man" and was shortened by Warner Bros (during editing) to "You have the biggest dick I've ever seen on a man". See more »
Goofs One of Yoshida's henchmen is captured by Kenner and breaks his own neck in the police precinct. He is later seen in the room with Yoshida when he kills Angel (as that scene happened earlier in the shooting script). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Soirée spéciale Dolph Lundgren: Le Doc (2000). See more »
Soundtracks Slow Hand See more »
Quotes Johnny Murata: Kenner, just in case we get killed, I wanted to tell you, you have the biggest dick I've ever seen on a man.
Chris Kenner: [nods] Thanks. I don't know what to say.
Johnny Murata: How about "Don't get killed"?
Chris Kenner: Don't get killed.
Johnny Murata: You too.
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