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Release Date:
1 November 1974 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
If you've got to fight...fight dirty!
Plot:
Tough karate master Terry Tsurugi takes it upon himself to protect a late businessman's daughter from the Yakuza. Full summary » | 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
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
Jirô Yabuki ... Gijun Shikenbaru (as Jirô Chiba)
Rin'ichi Yamamoto ... Kowloon Dinsau
Hitoshi Ômae ... Musukari

Directed by
Shigehiro Ozawa 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steve Autrey  english version
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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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 (25 fps) | USA:75 min (R-rated version) | USA:91 min (unrated version)
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Color (Eastmancolor) | Black and White
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Certification:
Australia:R18+ | Australia:M (DVD rating) | Australia:M (VHS rating) (cut) | Australia:RC (1976) | 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:Not Rated (DVD rating) | USA:R (certificate #1216) (edited for re-rating after appeal) | USA:X (original rating) | West Germany:18 (cut)
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Trivia:
Became public domain after rights failed to renew.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
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!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Darkness (2007) (VG)See more »

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8 out of 8 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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