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

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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

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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


$18,000,000 (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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Did You Know?


Most of the back story setting up the alliance between Chun-Li and Nash can be found in the deleted scenes on the DVD. See more »


When Chun-Li is playing the piano at the recital, the hammers are not moving to strike the strings and create the sound of a piano playing. See more »


Bison: You see, your father has been the milk of my business. But even milk has an expiration date.
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Street fighter
10 July 2009 | by (Basingstoke, England) – See all my reviews

Im giving it a 10 just to try and balance out all of the awful reviews.

Costumes are not the same as in the game??? (well that worked for the x-men films, wolverine, yellow spandex anyone,and didn't work in the slightestfor the Van Damme version of street fighter, yeah the costumes were true to the game but in real life they are so very wrong) The costumes in the game are slightly ridiculous so to make any attempt of making this a serious film they had to change that.

Bison is wearing a suit, and has a beard (yes cos most druglords wear military outfit despite not actually being in the military, I see why people would care about that???) Some bad wire work, but lets be honest no worse than in a lot of Chinese films and how else were they gonna recreate moves from the game which are ridiculously over the top in the first place. I thought it was a good effort at bringing those into the film. As for the rest of the action their were some pretty damn good strikes and locks as well really impressive flips, rolls and break falling especially when you consider the main character is from smallville, I was really surprised.

Im surprised at how seriously people criticised this film as well as overacting, I have seen so much worse and at least someone is making street fighter movies. Oh and Chris Klein was in American Pie, so what, also shocked at how many people said this was trash compared with the Van Damme film, I don't think their is one decent martial arts technique in that film, Van Damme did none of the good stuff you see in his older films,the costumes were camp, most of the cast were rubbish in their roles, nothing about that film was good...

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