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The Lonely Final Battle (1990)
"Doragon bôru Z: Tatta hitori no saishuu kessen - Furiiza ni itonda Z senshi Kakarotto no chichi" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Animation | Fantasy | Sci-Fi  -  17 October 1990 (Japan)
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A prequel to the original Dragonball series, this TV movie tells the story of Son Goku's father Bardock and his futile attempt to stop Freeza from destroying his planet Vegeta. It also ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sonny Strait ...
Bardock (voice)
Linda Young ...
Frieza / Fasha (voice)
Christopher Sabat ...
Zarbon / Vegeta / Borgos / Grandpa Gohan / Nappa (voice) (as Christopher R. Sabat)
Chris Forbis ...
Dodoria (voice)
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Young Goku (voice)
Sean Schemmel ...
Goku (voice)
Mike McFarland ...
Tora / Toolo / Saibaman (voice)
John Burgmeier ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Bart Myer ...
Additional Voices (voice) (as Bart Meyer)
Ceyli Delgadillo ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Chris Rager ...
Shugesh / Additional Voices (voice)
Chuck Huber ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Dale Kelly ...
Narrator (Original) / Commander (voice) (as Kelly D. Dale)
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Demetrious (voice)
Justin Cook ...
Planthorr (voice)
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A prequel to the original Dragonball series, this TV movie tells the story of Son Goku's father Bardock and his futile attempt to stop Freeza from destroying his planet Vegeta. It also shows how little Kakarotto (Son Goku) ends up on earth! Written by Anonymous

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This TV special is the prequel to 'Dragon Ball' despite being called 'Dragon Ball Z'. See more »

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After biting Grandpa Gohan, baby Goku starts acting happy. According to the series, though, Goku didn't start behaving as a baby until he fell off a cliff on his head. See more »

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Narrator: Planet Vegeta. Many years ago, a small child was born. Uninherited and unattended by it's father and mother, the baby cried out, making it's only plea to the universe. The Saiyans were people of war, and like all Saiyan babies, the child was destined to fight!
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Hikari no Tabi
by Hironobu Kageyama and Kuko
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Another Great DBZ Special
4 April 2001 | by (california) – See all my reviews

Originally broadcast almost 11 years ago, this tv special shows how advanced japanese animation is, nowadays people have jumped on the DBZ bandwagon.

This special "Story of Bardack" reveals Goku's father and his battle with Freeza, who would become a familiar character to DBZ fans.

Freeza would die and later get resurrected numerous times as well as Goku.

The story mainly is about Freeza killing of of Bardack's friends when he finds out Bardack is a super saiyan.

Bardack has dreams that he will have a son who is a mighty warrior. Soon he realizes this dreams are real when Freeza target s him. Bardacks knows he has to protect his futher son, and so like in the movie "Superman" Goku is sent in a space pod, to live on Earth and avenge his father Bardack.

Great DBZ special.


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