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Karate Killer (1976)
"Kill or Be Killed" (original title)

PG  |   |  Action, Drama, Sport  |  17 June 1976 (South Africa)
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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... 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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Not just a challenge...the only way to survive! See more »

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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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Several times the lips don't match the words spoken, probably due to language dubbing. See more »

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worth watching for the the bad acting and its unintentional comedic value
15 April 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

i liked this movie,mainly just because of its entertainment value.there are some pretty funny moments,most of them unintentional,i imagine.it is also not very politically correct compared to most of todays movies.if you go into this movie expecting good acting,i think you will be disappointed.but,the movie does have some pretty good martial arts fighting scenes,though at times they are ridiculously absurd and unrealistic.i did like the different fighting styles shown in the movie.the sound effects are horrible,yet are great for their comedic value.the movie is very low budget and the plot is almost non existent.but for action and comedy,you can't go wrong with this movie.it is a classic and very hard to find,but if you come across it, you will likely be very amused,at the least.based on the fight scenes and the comedic value,i give "Kill or be Killed" 8/10*


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