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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

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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 (25 fps) | 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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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 »
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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 »
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
"If you've got to fight, fight dirty!!!", 6 February 2006
Author: dee.reid from United States

Sonny Chiba has been described by some as an anti-Bruce Lee and I agree, but to a certain extent. You see, it's not really fair considering that Lee is dead, they both hail from separate nationalities, represent different martial arts ideals (Lee founded Jeet Kune Do, Chiba was a mean karate machine), and Chiba has demonstrated he can more than hold his own against the disposable bad guys sent in his direction. Like Christian Slater's character described in "True Romance" (1993) regarding Chiba's "The Street Fighter" (1974), "he's just a bad motherf**ker, he gets paid by people to f**k guys up." Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa, Sonny Chiba's Terry Tsurugi is that lethal, that ruthless, that dirty a fighter. He's a one-man hit-squad, paid by gangsters to spring a condemned fighter from prison but when his price gets too high on his next assignment - a kidnapping - he's forced to make his hands and feet do the talking. The action in "The Street Fighter" is fairly gruesome, allowing it to become the first film to be rated "X" for violence in the United States. He pokes eyes, kicks feet, slaps around women, rips out tonsils (and other choice body parts), targets the solar plexus, and throws dudes out of top-floor windows. I loved it from start to finish, and it's easy to why it's so beloved to Quentin Tarantino.

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