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Showdown (1993)

PG-13 | | Action | 17 September 1993 (USA)
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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Robert Radler

Writer:

Stuart Gibbs
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Blanks ... Billy Grant
Kenn Scott Kenn Scott ... Ken Marx
Christine Taylor ... Julie
John Asher ... Mike (as John Mallory Asher)
Patrick Kilpatrick ... Lee
Linda Dona ... Kate
Ken McLeod Ken McLeod ... Tom
Michael Cavalieri ... Rob (as Michael Cavaleri)
Seidy Lopez ... Gina
Brion James ... Vice Principal Kowalski
Mike Genovese ... Officer Spinelli (as Michael Genovese)
Nicholas Hill Nicholas Hill ... James
James Lew ... Hit Man
Ray Gamboa Ray Gamboa ... Thug
Debbie Bartelt Debbie Bartelt ... Shirley
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Storyline

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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There is no other way.

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Action

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Full Contact See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (CFI)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The retro blue and white sneakers worn by Billy (Billy Blanks) are none other than the Reebok D time pump. At the time of this film's release (1993), these were a popular sneaker and a signature item for NBA player Dee Brown. 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 »

Quotes

Asst. Principal Kowalski: [Ken's first day at school] Ah, you're the new kid, huh?
Ken Marx: Uh, yeah.
Asst. Principal Kowalski: You got a name?
Ken Marx: Ken.
Asst. Principal Kowalski: Ken what?
Ken Marx: Marx.
Asst. Principal Kowalski: Marx, I'm Mr. Kowalski, Vice Principal. You got a problem you come see me. You know how to read?
Ken Marx: Uh, yes, sir.
Asst. Principal Kowalski: Ah, that's refreshing. Listen, let me lay down a few campus rules for you. No smoking, no profanity, no graffiti. No fighting, no weapons, and no sex. You like sex? Ah, never mind. On campus keep it in your pants. Listen, you stick to these rules, I'll stay out of your face. You don't...
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Alternate Versions

The UK video was cut by 6 secs to remove all footage of butterfly knives. The Prism DVD features the same cut print. See more »

Connections

References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

PART OF ME
Recorded by A.Z.R.O.
Written by J. Kirk Samler, Mike Drake, Steve McMaster, Glen D'Mako, Todd Lane
Published by Fartgame Music (ASCAP)
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I went to that high school!!!
30 January 2007 | by w_brandon_stineSee all my reviews

I'm only here cuz my step-dad told me about a movie that was shot at PV high school where I graduated in 94 and I never heard of a movie being shot there. So I did some research and here it is!!! Too funny! I actually went there for my freshmen year, then they shut the school down for construction for two years and moved us to the new school, then we got to come back to the original "PV" for our senior year. So apparently they shot this movie while we were at the other school. Why the hell didn't I ever hear about this??? You would've thought everyone who lives near there would've been talking about this. Oh wait I know why....cuz it's a low budget straight-to-video B movie! LOL!!! Now I HAVE to see it!!! Bring back some memories! Peace out!


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