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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

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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Connections

Featured in Bardock: Father of Goku Abridged (2009) See more »

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Evil Spiders
Performed and Written by Dale Kelly
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Bardock - you rule, baby!!
2 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

Well, I only saw this two days ago for the first time - and as a newly recruited Dragonball Z fan (that is, a solid fan for the past 2 years), I have to say that this was fantastic. Bardock was beautiful (and that is a term I only usually use for Piccolo and Vegeta). I have to say, that at the start, I couldn't see much resemblance between Bardock's personality and Kakarot's (Goku's). But as the film progresses, you can't help but notice the same self-sacrificing and caring nature they both share – although Bardock's was kinda buried. They are both willing to die for the people and planet that they love. And Vegeta! Well, he was beautiful. Very true to character – arrogant and proud. (I'd like to take a moment here and point out how sorry I feel for Vegeta, named after his father and his planet!). As was Frieza. I couldn't help but find myself despising that cold-hearted lizard all over again – and I must admit I had a great laugh when he was defeated by Goku on Namek (albeit temporarily) and permanently by Trunks on Earth. But anyway, all I have to say is that this is a classic piece of Dragonball Z work.


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