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The Street Fighter (1974)

Gekitotsu! Satsujin ken (original title)
Tough karate master Terry Tsurugi takes it upon himself to protect a late businessman's daughter from the Yakuza.

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Takuma Tsurugi (Terry) (as Sonny Chiba)
Etsuko Shiomi ...
Nachi Shikenbaru
Goichi Yamada ...
Rakuda Zhang
Fumio Watanabe ...
Renzo Mutaguchi
Masashi Ishibashi ...
Tateki Shikenbaru
Masafumi Suzuki ...
Kendo Masaoka
Rin'ichi Yamamoto ...
Kowloon Dinsau
Yutaka Nakajima ...
Sarai Chuayut
Bin Amatsu ...
Môrôkô
Tony Cetera ...
Abdul Jadot
Akira Shioji ...
Liang Dong-Yi
Osman Yusuf ...
Kingstone
Eizô Kitamura
Toijo Shikeharo
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Storyline

Terry is a tough, mercenary, master of martial arts. When an important business magnate dies, leaving billions to his daughter, the Mafia and Yakuza try to hire Terry to kidnap the daughter. When they refuse to meet his exorbitant price, then try to kill him to conceal their secret plans, he promptly offers his services to protect her. Much ultra-violent martial-arts fighting action, as expected, ensues. This also includes a subplot of a family's bloodfeud with Terry over a disputed debt. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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If you've got to fight...fight dirty!

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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1 November 1974 (USA)  »

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Trivia

SATSUJINKEN series. #1 of 3 films. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, on the ocean liner, Terry is fighting three men in a hallway and some equipment is visible at the bottom of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Terry's Father: Listen my son, TRUST NO ONE! You can count on no one but YOURSELF. Improve your skills, son, harden your body, become a NUMBER ONE MAN! Do not ever let ANYONE beat you!
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VIVA CHIBA
23 January 2004 | by (Fairfax, Virginia) – See all my reviews

I have to say, Sonny Chiba is really amazing. He rises above the conventional status of actors in contemporary kung fu films. His characters always are very dark and he generates a deeper persona than is usually seen in the genre. I have been a fan of his for quite some time (I even was given a tshirt with a picture of him that says: Badazz Mofo). His films are unique because they play off as film noir pieces set to a kung fu sub genre rather than merely conform (or at least some of his movies). Now, in his cameo in Tarantino's "Kill Bill," he steals the show. He never really got the recognition he deserves. He is the Fred WIllimason or Clint Eastwood of his kind.


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