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November 1974 (USA) See more »
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If you've got to fight...fight dirty!
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Terry is a tough, mercenary, master of martial arts. When an important business magnate dies, leaving billions to his daughter... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Shin'ichi Chiba ... 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
Jirô Chiba ... Gijun Shikenbaru
Tatsuo Endô ... Bayan

Seizô Fukumoto ... Mutaguchi's Thug B
Tsutomu Harada ... Wrestler
Jun'ichi Haruta
Masataka Iwao ... Mutaguchi's Thug A
Osamu Kaneda
Minken Karasawa ... Prison Warden
Ryûji Katagiri ... Hanada
Nobuo Kawai ... Tetsunosuke Tsuchida
Takuzô Kawatani ... Ôshima
Chiyoko Kazama ... Yang Ji-Chun
Ken Kazama ... Senkaku Kan
Satoshi Kurihara
Takashi Noguchi ... Yokoyama
Chico Roland ... Bondo
Shunji Sasaki
Etsuko Shihomi ... Nachi Shikenbaru
Kojiro Shirakawa ... Inspector Chen
Shiro Sumitomo ... Onaga
Fumio Watanabe ... Renzo Mutaguchi
Rin'ichi Yamamoto ... Kowloon Dinsau
Hitoshi Ômae ... Musukari
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Directed by
Shigehiro Ozawa 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kôji Takada 
Motohiro Torii 

Original Music by
Toshiaki Tsushima 
 
Cinematography by
Kenji Tsukagoshi  (as Kenji Horikoshi)
 
Production Design by
Takatoshi Suzuki 
 
Other crew
T. Harada .... wrestling direction
Reggy Jones .... wrestling direction
Ken Kazama .... kick boxing direction
Jack Sholder .... title designer
Masafumi Suzuki .... military arts direction
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gekitotsu! Satsujin ken" - Japan (original title)
"Clash! Killer Fist" - International (English title) (literal title)
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Runtime:
Australia:91 min | UK:87 min (cut version) | USA:75 min (R-rated version) | USA:91 min (unrated version)
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Certification:
Australia:M (DVD rating) | Australia:M (VHS rating) (cut) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 | France:-16 | New Zealand:R13 (DVD rating) | Norway:18 (video premiere) | UK:18 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:AA (original rating) | USA:R | USA:Not Rated (DVD rating) | USA:X (original rating) | West Germany:18 (cut)
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Trivia:
The blind assassin wielding a cane sword appears to be an obvious reference to the Zatoichi blind swordsman films starring Shintarô Katsu.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:[after punching Junjou in the back] Soon you'll be unconscious through lack of oxygen; it's an ancient technique.See more »
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Become a number one man!, 2 November 2005
Author: Johann from United States

Streetfighter is a show case for the karate talents of Sonny Chiba. Chiba plays Terry Tsurugi, a man who was orphaned when his Japanese father was executed in China during World War II. Terry is now back in Japan and kicking ass for a living. He's the best of the best in Japan and is hired to help get a criminal on death row out of prison. He manages to do this using an ancient technique (yeah, I know, they all use some ancient technique). Sonny then ends up killing the guy's brother due to an argument over payment and getting his sister sold into prostitution.

After this Sonny is propositioned by the Yakuza to kidnap a girl who is an oil heiress. Sonny jumps sides and starts working for her protectors after a show down with her uncle, the leader of a karate school. This flick is packed with violence galore. Sonny does some pretty cool stuff, and amazingly, the whole plot manages to come together at the end. There are also a few one liners that are pretty cool.

This is the flick that made me a Sonny Chiba fan.

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