Showdown in Little Tokyo

Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)

One's a warrior. One's a wise guy. They're two L.A. cops going after a gang of drug lords. Feet first.

  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
  • Release Date: 1991-08-23
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 437 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 19min
  • Language: 日本語
  • Production Company: Original Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Mark L. Lester
star 6.3/10
From 437 Ratings



An American with a Japanese upbringing, Chris Kenner is a police officer assigned to the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles. Kenner is partnered with Johnny Murata, a Japanese-American who isn't in touch with his roots. Despite their differences, both men excel at martial arts, and utilize their formidable skills when they go up against Yoshida, a vicious yakuza drug dealer with ties to Kenner's past.

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  • Dolph Lundgren

    as Sgt. Chris Kenner
  • Brandon Lee

    as Johnny Murata
  • Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

    as Funekei Yoshida
  • Tia Carrere

    as Minako Okeya
  • Philip Tan

    as Tanaka
  • Rodney Kageyama

    as Eddie
  • Ernie Lively

    as Detective Nelson
  • Renee Griffin

    as Angel Mueller
  • Reid Asato

    as Muto
  • Takayo Fischer

    as Mama Yamaguchi
  • Simon Rhee

    as Ito
  • Vernee Watson-Johnson

    as Nonnie Russell - Coroner
  • Gerald Okamura

    as Hagata, the Torturer
  • Toshishiro Obata

    as Sato
  • Lenny Imamura

    as Kickboxer #1
  • Roger Yuan

    as Kickboxer #2
  • Susan E. Cox

    as Mrs. Kenner
  • Rick Cramer

    as Mr. Kenner
  • Keith Boldroff

    as Kenner as a Young Boy
  • R. David Smith

    as Hell's Angel #1
  • Anthony Maccario

    as Hell's Angel #2
  • Rome Viharo

    as Hispanic Gang Leader
  • Keenan Thomas

    as Crip Gang Leader
  • Steve Park

    as Asian Cop #1
  • Jim Ishida

    as Asian Cop #2
  • Rachen Assapiomonwait

    as Bath House Attendant
  • Ryan Ryusaki

    as Son at Parade with Mama Yamaguchi
  • Jeff Ramsey

    as Samurai Horseman
  • Phil Chong

    as Samurai Horseman
  • Al Leong

    as Yoshida's Man (uncredited)
  • Branscombe Richmond

    as Man in Door (uncredited)
  • James Lew

    as Yoshida's Man (uncredited)
  • George Cheung

    as Yoshida's Man (uncredited)
  • Jimmy Taenaka

    as Hardboy (uncredited)
  • Bill Saito

    as Yoshida's Man (uncredited)
  • Al Goto

    as Yoshida's Man (uncredited)
  • Stuart Quan

    as Yoshida's Man (uncredited)
  • Nathan Jung

    as Bonsai Club Manager (uncredited)
  • Leo Lee

    as Yoshida's Man (uncredited)
  • Kenny Endoso

    as Yoshida's Man (uncredited)
  • Robert Gatewood

    as Parade Goer (uncredited)
  • Steven A. Hite

    as Patron (uncredited)
  • Steven Ito

    as Yoshida's Man (uncredited)
  • Tori Sinclair

    as Topless Girl at Bonsai Club (uncredited)
Crew Fred C. Blau Jr. Tattooist
Editing Stuart Baird Editor
Costume & Make-Up Patrick Tatopoulos Tattoo Designer
Crew Bill M. Ryusaki Stunts
Camera Mark Irwin Director of Photography
Editing Steven Kemper Editor
Art Craig Stearns Production Design
Sound Walter Goss Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Simone Boisseree Stunts
Crew George Cheung Stunts
Editing Robert A. Ferretti Editor
Crew Terry Leonard Stunt Coordinator
Directing Terry Leonard Second Unit Director
Production Markus Zimmer Location Manager
Sound David Michael Frank Original Music Composer
Camera Eric J. Goldstein Camera Operator
Sound Eric J. Goldstein Boom Operator
Editing Jeff Gullo First Assistant Editor
Crew Al Leong Stunts
Directing Mark L. Lester Director
Production Mark L. Lester Producer
Crew Darryl Chan Stunts
Crew Will Leong Stunts
Crew Brian Imada Stunts
Crew Pat E. Johnson Fight Choreographer
Crew Joseph Hieu Stunts
Crew Branscombe Richmond Stunts
Directing Joel Segal First Assistant Director
Crew James Lew Stunts
Costume & Make-Up David P. Barton Special Effects Makeup Artist
Art David Elliott Construction Coordinator
Production John C. Broderick Unit Production Manager
Production John C. Broderick Co-Producer
Crew Troy Brown Stunts
Sound Jerry Trent Foley Artist
Crew Russell Solberg Stunts
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Crew Jim Ishida Stunts
Crew Jeff Imada Stunts
Crew Leo Lee Stunts
Crew Larry Roberts Special Effects Coordinator
Writing Stephen Glantz Writer
Production Cathy Henderson Casting
Crew Donna Evans Stunts
Crew Jimmy Taenaka Stunts
Crew Debbie Lynn Ross Stunts
Crew Terry Jackson Stunt Double
Crew Eric Lee Stunts
Art John Tyler Standby Painter
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Art Peter Mitchell Rubin Storyboard Artist
Directing Jules Stewart Script Supervisor
Production Michelle Guillermin Casting
Sound Joseph Holsen Sound Effects Editor
Crew Steve Akahoshi Stunts
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Crew William Washington Stunts
Sound Michael P. Redbourn Sound Effects Editor
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Art Anthony Maccario Property Master
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Sound Paul Heslin Foley Editor
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Crew Tracy Hutchinson Stunts
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Sound Mike Le Mare Sound Designer
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Costume & Make-Up Jeri Baker Key Makeup Artist
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Camera Monty Rowan Camera Operator
Crew Michael Hancock Tattooist
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Costume & Make-Up Thomas Floutz Prosthetic Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Todd Masters Prosthetic Designer
Costume & Make-Up Robyn Williams Costume Design
Art Ellen Totleben Set Decoration
Crew Al Goto Stunts
Sound Tom Beckert Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera James Sprattley First Assistant Camera
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Crew Kenny Endoso Stunts
Camera Darwin Montana Browne Best Boy Grip
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Production Martin E. Caan Producer
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Art Douy Swofford Title Designer
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Camera Keith Banks Camera Operator
Camera Gary Farr Still Photographer
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Crew Rose Marie Echeverria Special Effects
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Sound Asher Yates Dialogue Editor
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Crew Hiroshi Tom Tanaka Stunts
Production Mary Jo Ballerini Production Coordinator
Visual Effects Dave Gregory Effects Supervisor
Crew Daniel W. Blaha Propmaker
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Art David W. Ford Leadman
Crew David Turner Transportation Captain
Costume & Make-Up Sybil Gray Costumer
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