A practitioner of the deadly martial art "Hokuto Shinken" allies with two children and an expert in "Nanto Suicho-Ken" to fight against the rivals who kidnapped his lover and threaten the prosperity of mankind.
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Screaming Mad George,
Greg Joung Paik,
Ken is backstabbed by Shin (Fist of The South Star) who kidnapped his love, and claimed Kens powers to stop conflict . So Ken now almost dead , goes through the post apocalyptic wasteland to learn to fight for the innocent ,and reclaim his title as the legendary fighter .
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It is post-World War III. War is outlawed. In its place, are matches between large Robots called Robot Jox. These matches take place between two large superpowers over disputed territories.... See full summary »
In the movie Lynn is blind. In the original manga series she is mute. See more »
When Kenshiro is visited by his father in the shape of the zombie, you can see a bit of the zombie-actor's right arm under the zombie costume. See more »
[Kenshiro preforms his Hokuto Shin Ken technique on Zeed]
What are you trying to do, tickle me to death?
[Kenshiro walks away]
Don't turn your back on me!
You're already dead.
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In a post apocalyptic world where the mullet is the hairdo of choice, Kenshirô (Gary Daniels) of the North Star school of martial arts fights to free the people of Paradise Valley from the rule of the evil Lord Shin (Costas Mandylor), leader of the Southern Cross school.
Most films I finish in one sitting. Some take me two, if they're a bit slow or extremely long. Very rarely does a film take me three successive evenings to complete, and when they do, they're usually the worst kind of garbage. Fist of The North Star is one such film.
Directed (and I use that term loosely) by Tony Randel, who also helmed the disappointing sequel to Hellraiser, this live-action anime/manga is a terrible mess from start to finish, with a muddled narrative, a pitiful performance from lead Gary Daniels (who has just the one expression throughout: mildly miffed), hammy acting from the supporting cast (which includes Chris Penn, Malcolm McDowell and Clint Howard), irritating kids, and unexciting martial arts scenes.
About the only thing going for this crap is the occasional spot of graphic violence (both Kenshirô and Shin can cause their opponents' bodies to erupt in a spray of gore) and a bit of welcome eye candy for fans of Asian beauties in the form of Julia (Isako Washio), Kenshirô's love interest.
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