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Karate Killer (1976)

Kill or Be Killed (original title)
Two former ranking figures of the Axis powers schedule a deadly martial arts tournament in an isolated locale. The two rivals then race to assemble the top competitors from around the world... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Ryan ...
Steve Hunt
Charlotte Michelle ...
Olga
Norman Coombes ...
Baron von Rudloff
Daniel DuPlessis ...
Chico
Raymond Ho-Tong ...
Miyagi
Ed Kannemeyer ...
Ruell
Douglas Baggott ...
Luke
Stuart Parker
Jorg Henrichsen
Steve Coetzer
Klaus Zungler
Phillip Gerber
Bevan Bagott ...
Karateka
Ian Bell ...
Karateka
Pieter Burger ...
Karateka
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Two former ranking figures of the Axis powers schedule a deadly martial arts tournament in an isolated locale. The two rivals then race to assemble the top competitors from around the world, with Steve Hunt being the most sought after fighter. Written by JD-2 <Badge19@hotmail.com>

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The Greatest Hollywood Martial-Arts Movie ever Made! See more »

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Action | Drama | Sport

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17 June 1976 (South Africa)  »

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Karate Killer  »

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Filmed in 1977, the film was released three years later to capitalize on the martial arts genre that was sweeping the USA at the time. See more »

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Most of Steve's high jumps are just filmed with him jumping down and then played in reverse. See more »

Connections

Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 5 (1998) See more »

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Kill or be killed 1980 With Steve !! "Steve Like Abilities"
2 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I LOVED this movie. I am not a movie buff either. I caught this movie late at night and so did a friend of mine. We talked about it the next day by happenstance. We coined terms from it Like to be " Steve like" Or have "Steve like abilities". I though it was kick ass and would advise it to anyone. It is a perfect example of a Karate movie from the Late 70's. This movie was meant to be a bit comical in my opinion and it is fantastic. I was a big fan of Karateka on the Apple 2 and this game took me to a place that was not unlike the video game that kept my attention for hours on end. I see that several members of the production were involved with Karateka. I picked up on the similarities without even knowing it.

Great Flick !!!!! I give it a perfect 10.


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