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Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest Man (1990)
"Doragon bôru Z 2: Kono yo de ichiban tsuyoi yatsu" (original title)

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The evil Dr. Kochin uses the dragon balls to resurrect his mentor, Dr. Wheelo, in an effort to take over the world. Dr. Wheelo, his body having been destroyed by the avalanche that killed ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Goku (voice)
Sean Schemmel ...
Goku (voice)
Saffron Henderson ...
Gohan (voice)
Christopher Sabat ...
Piccolo / Shenron / Turtle (voice)
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Krillin (voice)
Sonny Strait ...
Krillin (voice)
Scott McNeil ...
Piccolo / Turtle (voice)
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Gohan (voice)
Don Brown ...
Shenron / Master Roshi / Ebifurya (voice)
Bradford Jackson ...
Oolong (voice) (as Brad Jackson)
Tiffany Vollmer ...
Bulma (voice)
Alec Willows ...
Oolong / Bio-Men (voice)
Mike McFarland ...
Master Roshi (voice)
Ward Perry ...
Dr. Wheelo / Misokatsun (voice)
Cynthia Cranz ...
Chi-Chi (voice)
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The evil Dr. Kochin uses the dragon balls to resurrect his mentor, Dr. Wheelo, in an effort to take over the world. Dr. Wheelo, his body having been destroyed by the avalanche that killed him fifty years before, desires the body of the strongest fighter in the world as his new vessel. Believing Roshi to be the world's strongest warrior, Dr. Kochin abducts Bulma and forces Roshi to surrender himself to save her. When Goku hears of their abduction, he goes to their rescue. Written by page8701

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Deep in the ice is earth's greatest threat that can only be stopped by one man.


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26 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dragon Ball Z: The Movie - The World's Strongest  »

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Trivia

This is the only Dragon Ball Z movie that does not feature any character transforming. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the fight with Dr. Wheelo, the Z-Fighters are apparently breathing in space, which is impossible. See more »

Quotes

Chi-Chi: [as Gohan sneaks past her] And where are you going?
Gohan: Um...I gotta pee?
Chi-Chi: The bathroom's not that way!
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Followed by Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (2013) See more »

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Performed by Hironobu Kageyama
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Pretty nice.
18 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

Out of the three DBZ films I've seen--Dead Zone, The World's Strongest, and Tree of Might--The World's Strongest is the one I most enjoyed. The plot is decent enough: evil guy tries to take over the world, Goku and pals have to stop him...there's a little bit in there about Goku's rival/ally, Piccolo, getting mind controlled and having to fight Goku. This all leads up to some nice, fast-paced action with the least stalling ever featured in DBZ. ^_^ What's really great about the action in this film is that unlike most other DBZ stuff, it concentrates mostly on martial arts rather than the flying and massive blasts of power and charging up that is the center of the action on the TV show. The martial arts action is very well-animated, and the fights manage to be very dramatic for the most part. Now for the bad. Gohan...sings...a...song...in...honor...of...Piccolo. I will never get those few minutes of my life back. "Di di di, Pic-co-lo..."

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! Sorry...having flashbacks. That is seriously one of the most screwed-up, insane songs in the world and I worry that the people who made that sequence were on some sort of mind-altering substance...there is no other explanation for its existance. Anyway, fast-forward past THAT insanity and this is a film you should enjoy.


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