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Street Fighter (1994)

Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.

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Col. William Guile leads an army of soldiers into the country of Shadaloo to find traces to lead him to General M. Bison, who has captured many people including three missing soldiers. Among them is Carlos "Charlie" Blanka, in which Bison decides to turn into a hideous mutant. On the other hand, Chun Li is a reporter who seeks revenge against Bison for the death of her father years ago. Then two small time hustlers Ryu and Ken, are arrested along with Sagat, a powerful arms dealer and Vega for dealing of illegal weapons. Guile recruits them in order to find Bison's base. Now Guile, T. Hawk, Cammy, Ryu, Ken, Chun Li, Balrog and E. Honda have three days before Bison murders the hostages and takes over the world. Written by Emphinix

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Rated PG-13 for non-stop martial arts and action violence | See all certifications »

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23 December 1994 (USA)  »

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Street Fighter: The Battle for Shadaloo  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$33,423,521 (USA)
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Trivia

In the Japanese dubbed version of the film, the characters Balrog (the African-American boxer), Vega (the Spanish cage fighter) and Bison (the leader of Shadaloo) were all addressed by their western names, despite the fact that the three characters are named differently in Japan. See more »

Goofs

While Guille watches a video of him, Blanca and their wives, the Brazilian flag stitched on Blanca's uniform is clearly upside down. See more »

Quotes

E. Honda: [Bison's logo appears on the monitor in his news van] What the hell? Balrog! Balrog, do you believe this?
Balrog: [Holding video camera] Believe this Honda? Man, I'm shootin' it.
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Extra scene at end involving M. Bison See more »

Connections

Featured in Lost in Adaptation: Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (2015) See more »

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Performed by LL Cool J
Written by LL Cool J (as J.T. Smith) and O. Harvey
Lyrics written by LL Cool J
LL Cool J appears courtesy of Def Jam Recordings, Inc./Island
Records/and Polygram Music Group
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"This is merely superconductor electromagnetism. Surely you've heard of it?"
18 May 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This movie suffers from the same problem as most video game or comic book adaptations in the '90s. The people making it just don't take the source material seriously so the whole thing comes across as one big garish cartoon with no attempt at characterizations or an intelligent plot. It's supposedly for teenagers and adults but it's intellectually on a level only pre-teen children can enjoy. There is some entertainment here, but only in that disreputable "so bad it's good" guilty pleasure way. Most of the actors ham it up, particularly a slumming Raul Julia in his last film. Jean-Claude Van Damme is about what you expect, only with ridiculous dyed blonde hair. I did enjoy Ming-Na Wen as Chun-Li but the rest are lame. This is also the disappointing film directorial debut of Steven E. de Souza, who had written the screenplays of some of the '80s best actioners. He also wrote this mess but unfortunately it's missing much of the wit that Die Hard, Commando, or Running Man had.


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