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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Billy Grant
Kenn Scott ... Ken Marx
... Julie
... Mike (as John Mallory Asher)
... Lee
... Kate
Ken McLeod ... Tom
... Rob (as Michael Cavaleri)
... Gina
... Vice Principal Kowalski
... Officer Spinelli (as Michael Genovese)
Nicholas Hill ... James
... Hit Man
Ray Gamboa ... Thug
Debbie Bartelt ... Shirley
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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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During the climax, Lee pulls his belt on Billy where it was used as a whip - a brutal scene like this is unlikely to be filmed in 2016 (unless a film is period specific e.g. Django Unchained) since the belt used as a whip on an African American is connotated with slavery, racism, racial prejudice (especially in the Southern United States) and child abuse (especially with viral child abuse videos (usually from African American parents) uploaded to the controversial website WorldStarHipHop.com where video footage of such action have led to criminal charges filed against those who film it) - a depiction of this brutal scene would be considered as a symbol of racial bigotry (besides the hangman's noose and the Confederate Battle Flag (especially in the wake of the June 17, 2015 Charleston, South Carolina church shootings). See more »

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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 »

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Lee: [to Tom] Fail me, and you'll be lucky if I decide to let you live.
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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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STARTING OVER
Recorded by D.F.M.
Written by Tracy Swider, Dana Freebairn, Adam Shore, Todd Lane
Published by Captin Swidey Music (ASCAP) Freebairn
Music (ASCAP) Shore Is Music (ASCAP) Ybsober Music (ASCAP)
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I went to that high school!!!
30 January 2007 | by See 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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