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In the depression, Chaney, a strong silent streetfighter, joins with Speed, a promoter of no-holds-barred street boxing bouts. They go to New Orleans where Speed borrows money to set up ... See full summary »

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In the depression, Chaney, a strong silent streetfighter, joins with Speed, a promoter of no-holds-barred street boxing bouts. They go to New Orleans where Speed borrows money to set up fights for Chaney, but Speed gambles away any winnings. Written by Will Gilbert

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Plot Keywords:

boxing | fight | boxer | cigar smoking | pistol | See more »

Taglines:

New Orleans, 1933. In those days words didn't say much. [DVD] See more »

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Drama | Sport

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PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 September 1975 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Streetfighter  »

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Budget:

$2,700,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,000,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally Chaney was supposed to be a much younger man, played by Jan-Michael Vincent. See more »

Goofs

Cheney rides into town at the beginning of the film on a train pulled by a diesel electric locomotive that did no exist at the time the film is set. Later Speed and Cheney ride back to New Orleans on a steam train that would be correct for the time. See more »

Quotes

Speed: Chaney, I'd like you to meet my old friend Poe. He'll fix up your cuts, bruises, things like that.
Poe: I have two years of medical school to recommend me.
Chaney: Two years don't make a doctor.
Poe: During my third year, a small black cloud appeared on campus; I left under it.
Speed: What he means is that he is a bona-fide hophead.
Poe: I have a weakness for opium.
Chaney: That's a hard habit to break.
Poe: Some are born to fail, others have failure thrust upon them.
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Bronson's best
29 June 2002 | by (Charlotte North By God Carolina) – See all my reviews

No question about that. Great period piece with fantastic action fight scenes and terrific finale. James Coburn is beautiful as an incredibly sleezy frontman for Bronson's stoic warrior. The only downside to this film is Bronson's fanatical obsession with employing his wife, Jill Ireland, in some elevated role in which she typically doesn't belong. A very tiresome habit and a major distraction in this movie, otherwise flawless. 9/10


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