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FULL SYNOPSIS

Director Mark L. Lester modeled this police action drama on the Hong Kong style, guaranteeing plenty of over-the-top action sequences. Dolph Lundgren stars as police detective Chris Kenner, an American raised in Japan. He is given a new partner, Johnny Murata (Brandon Lee, making his Hollywood debut), a Japanese raised in America. The two are made for each other -- Chris doesn't appreciate American culture, while Johnny doesn't much like Japanese culture. One thing they both enjoy are the martial arts, of which they are experts. The two are assigned to L.A.'s Little Tokyo, trying to nab the notorious Yoshida (Carey-Hiroyuki Tagawa), a drug manufacturer using a local brewery as his distribution center. Yoshida, a member of the Yakuza, has brought the residents of Little Tokyo to their knees. But Chris has personal reasons for wanting to get Yoshida -- as a child he witnessed Yoshida murdering his parents. When Yoshida rapes and kidnaps Minako (Tia Carrere), a beautiful lounge singer, it's the last straw and Chris and Johnny set out for Yoshida's heavily guarded home for a big showdown. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:August 23, 1991

Cast

Dolph Lundgren
as Detective Kenner
Brandon Lee
as Johnny Murata
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
as Yoshida
Tia Carrere
as Minako Okeya
Toshishiro Obata
as Sato
Reid Asato
as Muto
Rachen Assapiomonwait
as Bath House Attendant
Keith Boldroff
as Kenner-as a Young Boy
Phil Chong
as Samurai Horseman
Rick Cramer
as Mr. Kenner
Takayo Fischer
as Mama Yamaguchi
Renee Griffin
as Angel
Lenny Imamura
as 1st Kickboxer
Rodney Kageyama
as Eddie
Ernie Lively
as Detective Nelson
Gerald Okamura
as Hagata
Stephen Park
as 1st Asian Cop
Jeff Ramsey
as Samurai Horseman
Simon Rhee
as Ito
Ryan Ryusaki
as Son at Parade with Mama Yamaguchi
R. David Smith
as 1st Hells Angel
Tera Tabrizi
as Body Double for Tia Carrere (uncredited)
Philip Tan
as Tanaka
Keenan Thomas
as Crip Gang Leader
Rome Viharo
as Hispanic Gang Leader
Vernee Watson-Johnson
as M. Rusell/Coroner
Roger Yuan
as 2nd Kickboxer
Jim Ishida
as Asian Cop #2
Lenny Imamura
as 1st Kickboxer
Jim Ishida
as Asian Cop #2
Renee Griffin
as Angel
Vernee Watson-Johnson
as M. Rusell/Coroner
Rome Viharo
as Hispanic Gang Leader
Keith Boldroff
as Kenner-as a Young Boy
Stephen Park
as 1st Asian Cop
Tera Tabrizi
as Body Double for Tia Carrere (uncredited)
R. David Smith
as 1st Hells Angel
Roger Yuan
as 2nd Kickboxer
Rachen Assapiomonwait
as Bath House Attendant
Phil Chong
as Samurai Horseman
Rodney Kageyama
as Eddie
Ryan Ryusaki
as Son at Parade with Mama Yamaguchi
Simon Rhee
as Ito
Takayo Fischer
as Mama Yamaguchi
Philip Tan
as Tanaka
Gerald Okamura
as Hagata
Keenan Thomas
as Crip Gang Leader
Rick Cramer
as Mr. Kenner
Ernie Lively
as Detective Nelson
Jeff Ramsey
as Samurai Horseman
Reid Asato
as Muto

Crew

Mark L. Lester
Director
Mark L. Lester
Producer
Martin E. Caan
Producer
Stephen Glantz
Screenwriter
Caliope Brattlestreet
Screenwriter
Mark Irwin
Cinematographer
Steven Kemper
Editor
Robert A. Ferretti
Editor
Michael Eliot
Editor
Craig Stearns
Production Designer
Bill Rea
Art Director
John C. Broderick
Co-producer
Ellen Totleben
Set Designer
Robyn Smith
Costume Designer
Terry J. Leonard
Stunts
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