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DBZ: A Final Solitary Battle! The Z Warrior Son Goku's Father Challenges Frieza (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  -  9 October 2001 (USA)
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The tale of Bardock, the father of Goku, and his rebellion against his master the mighty Frieza.



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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)
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)
Demetrious (voice)
Justin Cook ...
Planthorr (voice)


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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9 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bardock: The Father of Goku  »

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Although it bears the Dragon Ball Z (1989) logo and opening, this story is a prequel to Dragon Ball (1986) and takes place 12 years before the beginning of the Dragon Ball saga. See more »


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 »


[first lines]
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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Spun-off from Zenbu Misemasu Toshi Wasure Doragon Boru Zetto! (1993) See more »


The Drone
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The untold story of Goku's dad.
15 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Goku's father, Bardock was a low ranking Saiyan soldier working for Frieza along with the rest of the Saiyan. His son, Goku was only an infant and is being schedule to be sent to Earth to destroy. But little did his dad know, is that his son will be a savor for the Earth in years to come.

This tells the full story of Bardock, who was only mentioned briefly in the anime. As well as featuring familiar characters including Nappa, a Young Vegeta, Zarbon, Frieza, and Grandpa Gohan.

It's highly recommended for those who want to see what Bardock was really like, and what was his thoughts on the son he hardly seen or knew in person.

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