Detective Chris Kenner was orphaned as a child as his father was in the service and was killed and lived in Japan…
Release Year: 1991
Rating: 5.6/10 (6,729 voted)
Mark L. Lester
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Brandon Lee, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Detective Chris Kenner was orphaned as a child as his father was in the service and was killed and lived in Japan. Now he is on the trail of ruthless Yakuza leader named Yoshido, who helped establish a small Japanese area in Los Angeles and is now running a drug ring disguised as a brewery. However, Kenner must team up with a Japanese-American detective named Johnny Murata, and he also must protect a witness named Minako who would testify against Yoshido. But what Kenner will soon discover that he will be in a lot more than what he bargained for.
Writers: Stephen Glantz, Caliope Brattlestreet
Sgt. Chris Kenner
(also as Toshishiro Obata)
(as Renee Griffin)
Nonnie Russell – Coroner
One's a warrior. One's a wise guy. They're two L.A. cops going after a gang of drug lords. Feet first.
Warner Bros [United States] |
Release Date: 23 August 1991
Filming Locations: 378 E 1st St, Los Angeles, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $649,809
(25 August 1991)
Did You Know?
All of the swords used in the film were replicas, with the exception of the one used by Dolph Lundgren's character when he slices through bundles of bamboo: this was an authentic samurai sword.
When Kenner gets shot in the final scene at the parade, he says to Murata that the bullet went straight through, however when he is fighting there is clearly no exit wound on his back
Kenner, just incase we get killed, I wanted to tell you, you have the biggest dick I've ever seen on a man.
Thanks. I don't know what to say.
How about "Don't get killed"?
Don't get killed.
Cult classic starring Dolph and Brandon
Macho B-movie madness at its sublime best, this crazy action quickie is
about as braindead as you can get: wooden acting, a terrible story and a
script that truly sucks. But with all the mindless violence on offer who
really cares. Gun battles, martial arts, Samurai sword slashing and gory
deaths are the order of the day, not to mention plenty of beautiful ladies
treated like playthings and shedding clothes at every opportunity. Despite
the tits and guns, there is some kind of story: Kenner (Lundgren) is on a
mission of vengeance. His parents were killed when he was ickle by crazy
Yakuza thug Yoshida (Tagawa), an ice-cool super-villain now specialising
drug dealing and generally looking mean. Kenner, adept in the Samurai
grows to be a law-abiding copper who's now right on his tail. Male bonding
ensues when policeman Johnny Murata (Lee, in his US debut), a hip-talking
dude with street credentials, is assigned as Kenner's partner in crime,
all hell simply breaks loose. You could say that there's an artistic angle
to all this fighting, shooting and banging, but then that would be a lie –
Showdown in Little Tokyo is a classic in a completely different sense of