Showdown (1993 film)

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Directed by Robert Radler
Produced by Alan Schechter
Ash R. Shah
Screenplay by Stuart Gibbs
Starring Billy Blanks
Kenn Scott
Christine Taylor
John Mallory Asher
Patrick Kilpatrick
Brion James
Music by Stephen Edwards
Cinematography Bryan Duggan
Edited by Florent Retz
Distributed by Imperial Entertainment
Tilford Productions
Release date(s) Template:1993
Running time 100 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Showdown (also known as American Karate Tiger) is a 1993 action/martial arts film directed by Robert Radler. The film stars Billy Blanks, Kenn Scott, Christine Taylor and Brion James. The film is a recollection of the 1984 film The Karate Kid.


Ken Marks is the new student at his new school in Phoenix, AZ. There he meets the girl of his dreams named Julie. Unfortunately, she has a boyfriend, Tom, who is not only possessive of her but is also a brutal karate expert and considers himself "King of the Campus". Ken also meets Billy Grant, the school janitor. When Tom's bulling becomes too much for Ken to handle, Billy, who is not only a martial arts expert himself but also an ex-cop, decides to train Ken to defend himself. But when Billy learns that Tom's sensei is none other than Lee, an old enemy who wants nothing more than to see Billy dead, both Ken and Billy are pitted against their adversaries in two separate fighting matches at Lee's dojo where only one side can win, student vs. student, sensei vs. sensei.


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