Showdown in Little Tokyo
Showdown in Little Tokyo is a 1991 American action film directed by Mark L. Lester and produced by Lester and Martin E. Caan. The film stars Dolph Lundgren and Brandon Lee; it was the latter's first American film role. The film was released in the United States on August 23, 1991. Showdown in Little Tokyo was Dolph Lundgren's last Warner Bros Pictures film until 2018's Creed II.
Los Angeles cop Chris Kenner (Dolph Lundgren) is an American who was raised in Japan. He is given a new partner, Johnny Murata (Brandon Lee), an American of partial Japanese descent. Kenner does not appreciate American culture, while Johnny does not like Japanese culture a lot. One thing they both enjoy are the martial arts, of which they are both experts. The two are assigned to L.A.'s Little Tokyo, where they break up some criminal activity in a Japanese restaurant, and an arrest is made.
|author||Caliope Brattlestreet Stephen Glantz|
|contentLocation||Long Beach Los Angeles|
|director||Mark L. Lester|
|editor||Robert A. Ferretti Steven Kemper|
|keywords||ambush american american culture behead break brewery capture crips death duel hells angels japan japanese culture japanese descent kidnap kill little tokyo methamphetamine nightclub party question rape restaurant sureños trademark united states wound|
|musicBy||David Michael Frank|
|producer||Mark L. Lester|
|recordedAt||Long Beach Los Angeles|
|theme||buddy buddy cop martial arts yakuza|