Showdown in Little Tokyo

They're Los Angeles cops who alternate with the punches hit the headlines during the Showdown in little Tokyo. Hero Dolph Lundgren — a muscular American samurai, versed in the Oriental tradition. The hero of Brandon Lee — "the country Bumpkin" who has a lot of fights. Two of them will have to cool in the war against the Japanese mafia of Los Angeles.

  • Mark L. Lester

Release Date: 1991-08-23
IMDb icon 6.1/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English | Japanese
  • Budget: $8,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $2,275,557
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Delia Coppinger
13 August 2010 | 06:25

Bloody prints on the walls,
To lace the finest pure steel.
No monuments in centuries.
Probably we with you to be tired.

the Story of a difficult childhood (my) written to better understand readers, my relationship to the film:

Ashamed to admit it, but I wannabe era of video clubs or in the video is not were (parents took me). Yes  & VCR home is not been. Treated once Novorossiysk TV. As a result, many films of my childhood I I looked a year or two ago. And, of course, every such view for me holiday (regardless of good film or bad) because I'm nostalgic the times creepy.

"Showdown in little Tokyo"

But now, gradually, as possible, go to the "Showdown". How you, probably, have managed to guess, from this movie, I fall in some semblance Transvideo ecstasy. So to be objective I terribly difficult. However, I try.

So two of our pseudocumene, with real samurai they are, however, not around was lying, but what are the characters, who W would object to this, come into a serious confrontation with the leader of the Yakuza in a brilliant performance of Hiroyuki Togawa.

When I say the execution is brilliant, it is not just a buzzword. The villain is depicted so that throughout the film and think: "Who would this Hiroyuku have hirouko".

And then it all I love. Nice naive story, as furious action, colorful characters. All here lives and breathes the glorious spirit of the epoch. What is warming your soul crimson jacket Brandon Lee. And Lundgren so young...

Stop! What are our years! Write as if has become a deep old woman. Yeah and do not further ADO, I will say that nostalgia to something, especially for such thing as I, the occupation is very ungrateful, confused with a zero. But the emotions of the shaft.

Oh, the emotions, emotions... Perhaps because of them it is necessary sometimes to revive old and therefore — nice view!

8 from 10

Ermina Voleta
27 July 2007 | 05:49

Sergeant Chris Kenner — police the bone. Working in one of the most dangerous areas of Los Angeless — Little Tokyo, he has already become a true legend among criminals — incorruptible, cruel, cold-blooded and nor any way is a compromise. Like a bulldozer he hit the road to the mob bosses, through their heads of scrap, sweeping away everything on its path. Despite that Kenner — a typical representative of "white" race, he knows culture of Japan, ranging from features cooking and ending a deadly martial art.

But his new partner, johnny Murata even being half Japanese, is a classic representative of American culture — sprightly, merry fellow, the fan of fast driving and MTV. But with karate, he is familiar not by hearsay.

Together they have to fight with the newly-minted boss of the Yakuza, crushes under itself of the drug trade in town podozrevayutsya in addition, in the murder of a young girl.

Carnage is to pass, because the restless cops go ahead....

"Showdown in Little Tokyo" — this is a movie of the legendary era. Era when the channels were UHF, and magazine exclusively for three four hours. Era when Gavrilov and Mikhalev replaced us the best doubles. Era, which never will understand foreigners who set hits those years blasphemous low scores. It was the ERA.

Especially nice to know that many years later, even with the advent of computer effects and dvuhsotmetrovyj budgets "Disassembly" is still a wonderful movie. What it is so attractive?

The answer is simple: this is a movie soul. It is not just another modern, stuffed with effects bullshit that is forgotten immediately after the final credits. This film about friendship, mutual availability will go down in the very underworld for a friend, about ready to get shot yourself and to release a hundred in enemies. This film about what should be the friendship between the two men. No extra snot and show.

Still it is a movie about revenge. More precisely, the retribution. About the desire just punishment, carried through the years. The outbreak of this storm, sweeping the perpetrators of in hell.

This is a film about honor. About that even the implacable enemies not will pass the line that separates them from warriors and in turns a mindless animal. About that even a ruthless mobster shoot an unarmed opponent, preferring a fair fight one on one.

I am glad that all these thoughts a filmmaker without any compulsion, in the entourage entertaining Thriller with a fair share of brilliant humor.

The actors, among them my beloved, charismatic and fearless Dolph Lundgren, ironic and surprisingly energetic Brandon Lee, who created one of the most striking duos in the history of the genre; disgusting with the damn racy Carrie Hiroyuki Tagawa with a constant malicious grin and charming TIA Carrere, whose smile will easily melt the thickest ice coped with their roles more than good. Moreover, thanks to the impressive cast of "Demolition" and now pleasure is revised and not only by fans of the genre "action", though of course, and it in the movie enough. Fans of the militants with happy to watch for quite different, but at the same time consistently exciting fights in the execution Lundgren and Whether, you will appreciate them and the witty Repartee that "Disassembly" is filled up to the brim. But as I have said the tape is good not only them.

So, if the case, be sure to revisit this picture. Lift yourself up, remember, for You I love the movie.

10 of 10

Helyn Conley
08 August 2010 | 08:29

First surprise title of this film. And it may even seem that is a kind of irony, so as Tokyo is not the small town. But it turns out that the action will not take place in Japan and in a Japanese area of Los Angeles. Yeah and why I it is confused with film "Big trouble in little China". What I about the name here is crucified, it is time review begin writing.

Strange, but I learned about this movie about two weeks ago. As it is not heard anything, yeah and the militants used to not particularly fond of, but then somehow proper. Yes  Dolph Lundgren I like it very much. To the same duration have the film is very small, and an hour free was and decided to spend at least to familiarize. And what mine was surprised when it turned out that not so passing boevichok, and one of the best representatives of the genre.

Most surprising absolutely miserable even for his time, and especially of the genre, the budget $7 500 000. For money even Hollywood melodrama rarely shooting, and the fighters of the more, except that the second-rate thrash, but fortunately absolutely to him refers, even better then many fighters with a much larger budget. Action scenes even something simple, computer graphics do not used, but as a Thriller it is done perfectly. Pleases the eye excellent work of the operator Mark Irwin, good installation and well done fights and skirmishes.

The Director of the film is the mark L. Lester. Director it nice and I can safely say that before us the best his work. It is strange that the best called Commando, which left only the creation date. This movie and now looks with great interest, although made quite plain. The atmosphere in here it kind of nice, it even seems that the film some good. The soundtracks are good. And course great acting work. Dolph Lundgren played one of his best roles, for the first time on my memory, it has played an absolutely positive character. Brandon Lee played superbly, skillfully combining in itself a Comedy and cool character, pity that he left them life as early, very talented actor. Well, liked Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, do not know much about the actor, but here he remembered.

Another very good advantage of this picture is the script. The plot is simple and somewhat banal, special artistic value it is not responsible. So would it was an ordinary action, if not irony, and its abound here. This is a really funny movie, although it is not slipping in Comedy. But quite skillfully balances between action and Comedy.

Conclusion: unexpectedly high-quality and hilarious movie with great acting and a pleasant atmosphere. One of the best in the genre. All the advice!


9.5 10

How much has Showdown in Little Tokyo made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $2,275,557.
How much did it cost to make Showdown in Little Tokyo?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $8,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Showdown in Little Tokyo?
This tv-show was directed by Mark L. Lester.
What is the genre of Showdown in Little Tokyo?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Action, Crime, Comedy.
Who starred in Showdown in Little Tokyo?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Dolph Lundgren, Brandon Lee, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Tia Carrere, Toshishiro Obata.
What is Showdown in Little Tokyo IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 6.1.
When was Showdown in Little Tokyo released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1991-08-23.