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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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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First film to ever get an X rating for violence in the US. American newspaper ads carried the quote "NOTICE: The MPAA has rated this film unsuitable for viewers under the age of 17 because of its extraordinary fight sequences." See more »

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When the Yakuza attacks "Terry" in his apartment after learning who leads them, one of the Yakuza members drops to his knees before Terry gets to him so he can vault off his back to kick another Yakuza member. See more »

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Terry Tsurugi: Tell that bitch who sent you how sorry I am I can no longer be her friend
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Followed by Satsujin ken 2 (1974) See more »

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S10 Reviews: The Street Fighter (1974)
28 August 2005 | by (The Void) – See all my reviews

Synopsis: Terry Tsurugi (the great Sonny Chiba) is a martial arts master who uses his abundant talents as a mercenary gun-for-hire. Terry is brought in by the Yakuza to kidnap the daughter and sole heir of a recently deceased uber-rich oil tycoon. But when the mafia can't meet the monetary composition that Terry asks for they attempt to keep their plot secret by offing Terry. What a momentous mistake on their part.

Thoughts: Sonny Chiba's "The Street Fighter" is considered a classic in the martial arts genre. I certainly won't disagree with that since the film is a solid action flick with serious energy. The English dubbing is awful (as always) but does lend itself to the entertainment. The action scenes are shot and staged masterfully and Chiba kicks the baddies from one side of the screen to the next. There are a few tired clichés (the smart-alec sidekick who becomes more of a hindrance than anything) but the overall end result is very entertaining.


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