SHOWDOWN IN LITTLE TOKYO (1991 U.S.) D/P: MARK L. LESTER W: STEPHEN GLANTZ/CALIOPE BRATTLESTREET P: MARTIN E. CAAN
Dolph Lundgren is an L.A. cop raised in Japan who`s partnered with kung fu fighting Brandon Lee in Little Tokyo. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa is a great villain, flooding the streets with meth-amphetamines. Stupid and cartoonish action movie is quite fun and fast-paced enough, with an inoffensive line of exotic orientalism (i.e. human sushi tables) that gives it flavour. When i first saw it as a kid, the scene in which Tagawa fucks an ice-smoking topless blonde from behind before beheading her with a katana mid-poke really turned me on, so i guess i was twisted from an early age! God bless you Tagawa-san! With Tia Carrere (who used a body double), Simon Rhee, Philip Tan, Ernie Lively, Gerald Okamura and Branscombe Richmond. Lundgren wears some horrible clothes in this, and Lee compliments him on the size of his penis.

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