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L.A. Streetfighters (1985)

Los Angeles Streetfighter (original title)
R | | Action, Drama | March 1986 (USA)
A Korean immigrant in L.A. encounters difficulties when he refuses to join the all-Korean gang in his highschool.

Director:

(as Richard Park)

Writers:

(screenplay) (as Simon Blake Hong), (story) (as Simon Blake Hong) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jun Chong ...
Young
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Tony
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Chan
Rosanna King ...
Lily
Bill Wallace ...
Ken Nagayama ...
Frank Marmolejo ...
Frank
Dorin Mukama ...
Darren
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Mark
Gina S. Im ...
Young's Mother
Toma Gjokaj ...
Syndicate Boss
Arlene Montano ...
Chan's girlfriend
Hila Popaj ...
Young's Mother's Boyfriend
Leena Parkveermonsky ...
Rich Girl
Igor Sheriman ...
Rich Guy
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Storyline

Tony is the new kid at school. He befriend gang leader Young, whose top rival is Chan. Tony is also dating Chan's sister, Lily. When Young and Tony are hired as personal security, they head to a private party run by a drug dealer. When Young steals the money from the dealer, two hitmen arrive and torture his gang. Young must fight them off but also face the wrath of Chan. Tony must help his new friend before it's too late. Written by Ninja01

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gang | friend | security | school | money | See All (93) »

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Forced to become deadly warriors...Just to survive

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L.A. Street Fighter  »

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Trivia

Thomas F. Wilson's movie debut. See more »

Quotes

Yoshida: Let me introduce myself. I'm from Osaka. Name is Mr. Ken. With this, I have killed two people. I'm the best hitman from Japan. It will be my pleasure to kill for you.
Kruger: I don't need this bullshit introduction. My name is Kruger from New York. You know my reputation. Just tell me who you want and he'll be mine.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Miami Connection (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Main Title Theme
Composed and Arranged by Charley Pavlosky and Gary Falcone
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So bad that its good!!
15 May 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Am i glad i was recommended this film by a pal...i found it in the neglected bottom corner shelf at my local video rental store gathering dust...it cost me £1 to rent out and now that £1 investment is worth a million dollars in laughs.

Ever since watching it ..it has stayed wedged in my brain as a inspirational movie experience on par with the likes of Braveheart and Gladiator - but for different reasons.

I have to admit it may be one of the most talked about movies amongst my friends. When we talk about it we reminisce about it like a long lost funny fat friend ..with hilarious memories! The film is good for the same reasons why Barry White or Abba are now considered greats. Naff, untrendy and old skool but now has a cult following amongst fans.

It is so bad that it comes round in a full circle to become absolutely brilliant. Awful acting, mediocre effects, awful acting, simplistic plot, funny fight scenes, poor production value and oh, awful acting!

I could swear, in a scene, rather than do slow motion action playback the fighters fight really s...l...o...w! Cannnot recommend it enough ...the ultimate classic in Z grade movie experiences!


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