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
  • Release Date: 1991-08-23
  • User Rating: 6.377/10 from 375 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 19min
  • Language: 日本語
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Mark L. Lester
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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
  • Al Leong

    as Yoshida's Man
  • Branscombe Richmond

    as Man in Door
  • James Lew

    as Yoshida's Man (uncredited)
  • George Cheung

    as Yoshida's Man (uncredited)
  • Roger Yuan

    as Kickboxer #2
  • 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)
  • Jeff Imada

    as Yoshida's Man (uncredited)
  • Eric Lee

    as Yoshida's Man (uncredited)
Crew Fred C. Blau Jr. Tattooist
Editing Stuart Baird Editor
Costume & Make-Up Patrick Tatopoulos Tattoo Designer
Camera Mark Irwin Director of Photography
Editing Steven Kemper Editor
Art Craig Stearns Production Design
Sound Walter Goss Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Editing Robert A. Ferretti Editor
Sound David Michael Frank Music
Camera Eric J. Goldstein Camera Operator
Sound Eric J. Goldstein Boom Operator
Editing Jeff Gullo First Assistant Editor
Directing Mark L. Lester Director
Production Mark L. Lester Producer
Art David Elliott Construction Coordinator
Production John C. Broderick Co-Producer
Sound Jerry Trent Foley
Crew Larry Roberts Special Effects Coordinator
Writing Stephen Glantz Screenplay
Production Cathy Henderson Casting
Sound Frank Sacco ADR Editor
Directing Jules Stewart Script Supervisor
Production Michelle Guillermin Casting
Sound Joseph Holsen Sound Effects Editor
Writing Caliope Brattlestreet Screenplay
Camera Stephen Wong First Assistant Camera
Costume & Make-Up Michelle Vittone Makeup Artist
Sound Karola Storr Foley Editor
Sound Michael P. Redbourn Sound Effects Editor
Sound Robert L. Sephton Sound Effects Editor
Lighting Austin Goss Gaffer
Art Anthony Maccario Property Master
Editing Michael Eliot Editor
Sound Paul Heslin Foley Editor
Sound Michael Jiron Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Nancy Hancock Tattooist
Sound Mike Le Mare Sound Designer
Sound Edmund J. Lachmann Sound Effects Editor
Costume & Make-Up Jeri Baker Key Makeup Artist
Sound Virginia S. Ellsworth Music Editor
Camera Monty Rowan Camera Operator
Directing Elizabeth Ludwick-Bax Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Thomas Floutz Prosthetic Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Robyn Williams Costume Design
Art Ellen Totleben Set Decoration
Sound Tom Beckert Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera James Sprattley First Assistant Camera
Sound Cynthia Haagens Sound Effects Editor
Sound Franklin Jones Jr. Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera Loren Corl Key Grip
Production Martin E. Caan Producer
Art Bill Rea Art Direction
Art William Maccario Assistant Property Master
Art Douy Swofford Title Designer
Production Jacque Allen Casting
Camera Keith Banks Camera Operator
Camera Gary Farr Still Photographer
Camera Rob Forrest Dolly Grip
Crew Rose Marie Echeverria Special Effects
Sound Jennifer Hortin ADR Editor
Sound Keith Gardner Boom Operator
Sound Asher Yates Dialogue Editor
Sound Audrey Trent Foley
Sound Mary Louise Rodgers Foley
Sound Michael Salvetta Foley
Sound Tom Scurry Foley Editor