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Teruo Ishii
Bobby White (subtitles)
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Release Date:
1978 (USA) See more »
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The meanest Chiba movie yet! See more »
Plot:
Three street toughs are hired to take down a Tokyo drug dealer in this hard-hitting Toei karate action film. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Shin'ichi Chiba ... Ryuichi Koga (as Sonny Chiba)
Eiji Gô ... Ichiro Sakura
Yutaka Nakajima ... Emi (as Doris Nakajima)

Hiroyuki Sanada ... Toga as a boy (as Hiroyuki Shimosawa)
Yasuaki Kurata ... Karate teacher
Makoto Satô ... Takeshi Hayato
Ryô Ikebe ... Arashiyama
Masahiko Tsugawa ... Mario Mizuhara
Michitaro Mizushima ... Hakusessai Koga
Rikiya Yasuoka ... Lone wolf
Hideo Murota ... Boss
Meika Seri ... Woman
Kôji Hio ... Bunshô Chin
Hiroshi Nawa

Directed by
Teruo Ishii 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Teruo Ishii 
Bobby White  subtitles

Produced by
Sunao Sakagami .... producer
Hisashi Yabe .... planner
 
Original Music by
Hajime Kaburagi 
 
Cinematography by
Yoshikazu Yamasawa 
 
Film Editing by
Fumio Sôda  (as Fumio Soda)
 
Production Design by
Baku Fujita  (as Hiroshi Fujita)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shinichi Hashimoto .... assistant director (as Shin'ichi Hashimoto)
 
Sound Department
Tadayuki Komatsu .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Yasunojô Kawasaki .... gaffer
 

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Also Known As:
"Direct Hit! Hell Fist" - USA (literal English title)
"Executioner" - USA (alternative title)
"Rebirth of Underworld Superpower" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
"The Executioner" - USA (DVD title)
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87 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Canada:13+ (Québec) | USA:R
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Brutal!, 17 March 2008
Author: Brian T. Whitlock (GOWBTW) from WILMINGTON, NC

This karate classic is one of a kind. Sonny Chiba is remember for his Street Fighter prowess plays a fighter with ninja skills who is recruited by a ex-cop now hit-man along with a another fighter who is a complete nincompoop and very sexy lady. They go after a drug syndicate who uses a deaf-mute as a pawn to their schemes. The death-scenes are a little more animated than gruesome. The fighting scenes are great as well. I liked the part where Sonny's character steps on the paint and painted the enemies up. More plans do come up, and the fighter wants to get more of his share of the cut. However, he trust in the boss is questionable. The crime syndicate gets more fighters to take on Sonny's character. Somehow, arrogance and egos clashed with some of the fighters which gave Sonny character an edge. This movie was rather corny in some areas, other than that, in was fun to watch in my opinion. A very big keeper. 5 stars!

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