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The Streetfighter (1974)
"Gekitotsu! Satsujin ken" (original title)

X  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  November 1974 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Takuma Tsurugi (Terry) (as Sonny Chiba)
Goichi Yamada ...
Rakuda Zhang
Yutaka Nakajima ...
Sarai Chuayut
Tony Cetera ...
Abdul Jadot
Masafumi Suzuki ...
Kendo Masaoka
Masashi Ishibashi ...
Tateki Shikenbaru
Akira Shioji ...
Liang Dong-Yi
Osman Yusuf ...
Kingstone
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bin Amatsu ...
Môrôkô
Tatsuo Endô ...
Bayan
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Mutaguchi's Thug B
Tsutomu Harada ...
Wrestler
Jun'ichi Haruta
Masataka Iwao ...
Mutaguchi's Thug A
Osamu Kaneda
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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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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Sudden Attack: The Killing Fist  »

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Became public domain after rights failed to renew. See more »

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When the female yakuza boss shoots the member who failed to kill Terry, you can see his teeth when Terry knocked many of them out of his mouth in the fight scene before. 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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User Reviews

 
Isn't that mean and nasty!
12 June 2003 | by (Cincinnati, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Great movie! Sonny Chiba is the ultimate martial arts star. Everything about this movie is great... well, not everything. For instance... Ratnose? If you were the sidekick of a martial arts maniac like Terry, would you call yourself Ratnose? Oh well, as annoying as Ratnose is, you can live with it because The Street fighter is what it's all about. You will become tired of hearing Ratnose whine "Terry, Terry, Terrrrrryyyyy!" but at least it's good for a couple of laughs.

If you like this one, you just about have to see Return of The Street Fighter, which completes the story. However, The Street Fighters Last Revenge is the best of the series in my book.

All in all, this one will remain a classic for all time.

10 out of 10


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