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Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Fantasy  |  27 February 2009 (USA)
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When a teenager, Chun-Li witnesses the kidnapping of her father by wealthy crime lord M. Bison. When she grows up, she goes into a quest for vengeance and becomes the famous crime-fighter of the Street Fighter universe.



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Chun-Li lives a calm life with her father, when one day, the local mobster Bison kidnaps her father. After her mother's death, she embarks into a quest to rescue her kidnapped father from the clutches of powerful criminal lord Bison. Written by paulrichard

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Some fight for power. Some fight for us.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and martial arts action, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 February 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Street Fighter: La leyenda  »

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Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,721,110 (USA) (27 February 2009)


$8,742,261 (USA) (8 May 2009)

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2.35 : 1
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A potential sequel with Ryu and Ken was planned but was cancelled due of the poor box officer performances of the film. See more »


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Not worth the time
27 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was terrible to put it simply. I wasn't expecting it to be great, but I wasn't expecting it to be as bad as it was. It seemed that they took a really bad, wannabe Kung-Fu movie added some Street Fighter names and thought that would good enough to pass it off as a Street Fighter movie. Horrible, almost nonexistent plot, bad acting, and terrible fight scenes make this movie not worth the time it takes to watch it. At times it was funny though, but not intentionally. When certain characters try to be serious or they throw out some line they think would be good catch phrase you can't help but laugh at how poor the acting was.

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