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Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)

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An incredible buddy cop movie starring Dolph Lundgren as the Asian affairs expert and Brandon Lee as the street smart, wise cracking American. Seriously.

 

Bad acting? Check.

A drug called ICE taking over America? Check.

Fights in bathouses with naked Yakuza members? Check

Terrible jokes?

Check

 

The trailer:

 

I couldn't believe my eyes when I caught this movie late one night in college. It is terrible in every way but a joy to watch.

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Yeah, this movie is a real piece of work. I think Brandon Lee steals the movie from Dolf, but they have good chemistry onscreen. Probably Tia Carrere's best performance.

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I agree! This would be a great one. It's stupid in that special way that makes it awesome, like a classic Van Halen song... with a Tia Carrere nude scene added.

 

Sort of.

 

I mean, actually, they used a pretty obvious body double for that scene, but she looked so good herself that I'm not complaining.

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I agree! This would be a great one. It's stupid in that special way that makes it awesome, like a classic Van Halen song... with a Tia Carrere nude scene added.

 

Sort of.

 

I mean, actually, they used a pretty obvious body double for that scene, but she looked so good herself that I'm not complaining.

I totally had the hots for her back then, and this was back before I understood the concept of body doubles, so I was pretty bummed when I did finally figure it out. She did Playboy several years later though, which made it alllllll better...

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Ooh, I didn't know about that. Thanks for letting me know, PlanB! I'm off to google those pics now.

 

Edit: Whoa... she actually had a full-on porn career. Also something I didn't know.

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Ooh, I didn't know about that. Thanks for letting me know, PlanB! I'm off to google those pics now.

 

Edit: Whoa... she actually had a full-on porn career. Also something I didn't know.

No no no, that was Asia Carrera, who was also pretty hot.

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Sorry; you're right, I was mistaken. Not on the Tia vs. Asia thing, but the scene I found was...

 

A. Soft-core, so not exactly the "full-on porn" I mistakenly described last night.

 

... and...

 

B. Not Tia Carrere; the person who posted the video was mistaken, according to a comment I didn't see last night (even though it was right there in the search results summary). He said it was, IIRC, Jeannie Miller or something like that.

 

I apologize for the misinformation.

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I second this movie and wish Bruce Lee could have lived long enough to see his son comment on Dolph Lundgren's penis size.

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Dolph Lundgren has so far escaped the ridicule of the HDTGM crew. This movie would be an excellent choice of a Lundgren movie.

 

(Bonus: I would love to see a Lundgren twin billing, at Largo, of Showdown in Little Tokyo and Kindergarten Cop 2 (2016), or a "Little" twin billing of Showdown in Little Tokyo and Big Trouble in Little China (1986).)

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Dolph Lundgren has so far escaped the ridicule of the HDTGM crew.

 

They did do Masters of the Universe.

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Good call. I had forgotten about that episode. Nonetheless, I would still love for the HDTGM crew to do Showdown in Little Tokyo.

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