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The adventures of a drifter turned illegal prize-fighter during the Depression Era in New Orleans.

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Chaney
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Speed
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Lucy Simpson
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Poe
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Gayleen Schoonover (as Maggie Blye)
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Gandil
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Le Beau
Edward Walsh ...
Pettibon
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Doty
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Jim Henry
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Street
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Hammerman
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Caesare
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Madam
Lyla Hay Owen ...
Waitress
John Creamer ...
Apartment Manager
Robert Castleberry ...
Counterman
Becky Allen ...
Poe's Date
Joan Kleven ...
Carol
Anne Welsch ...
Secretary
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Caesare's Hitter
Jimmy Nickerson ...
Barge Fighter (as Jim Nickerson)
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Speed's Hitter (as Charles Hicks)
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Pool Player
Max Kleven ...
Pool Player
Valerian Smith ...
Handler
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Zack
Larry Martindale ...
Driver
Charles W. Schaefer Jr. ...
Card Player
Leslie Bonano ...
Card Player
Ronnie Philips ...
Cajun Fighter
Greater Liberty Baptist Church Choir and Congregation
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Party Guest at Mansion (uncredited)
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Laura Misch Owens ...
Prostitute (uncredited)

Directed by

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Walter Hill

Written by

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Walter Hill ... (screenplay) and
Bryan Gindoff ... (screenplay) &
Bruce Henstell ... (screenplay)
 
Bryan Gindoff ... (story) &
Bruce Henstell ... (story)

Produced by

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Lawrence Gordon ... producer
Fred Lemoine ... associate producer
Paul Maslansky ... executive producer

Music by

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Barry De Vorzon ... (as Barry DeVorzon)

Cinematography by

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Philip H. Lathrop ... director of photography (as Philip Lathrop)

Film Editing by

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Roger Spottiswoode

Editorial Department

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Dennis Dolan ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Jane Feinberg
Mike Fenton

Art Direction by

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Trevor Williams

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Dennis W. Peeples

Costume Design by

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Jack Bear

Makeup Department

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Joe DiBella ... makeup artist (as Joseph Dibella)
Phil Rhodes ... makeup artist (as Philip Rhodes)
Joe Torrenueva ... hair designer: men (as 'Little Joe' Torrenueva)
Ferdinand Zoren Veltman ... hairstylist: Miss Ireland
Vivienne Walker ... hairstylist

Production Management

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Fred Lemoine ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Michael Daves ... assistant director
Nathan Haggard ... second assistant director (as Nate Haggard)

Art Department

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Allan Gordon ... property master (as Allen J. Gordon)
Alex Tavoularis ... sketch artist
James T. Woods ... set painter
David Coleman ... assistant property master (uncredited)
Bill Gold ... poster designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Michael Colgan ... sound editor
Robert Hernandez ... assistant sound editor
Donald F. Johnson ... sound mixer (as Donald Johnson)
Arthur Piantadosi ... rerecording
Donald C. Rogers ... technical director of sound (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Gerald Endler ... special effects

Stunts

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Max Kleven ... stunt coordinator
Nick Dimitri ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Wilbur Kinnett ... gaffer
Calvin A. Maehl ... gaffer
Carl Manoogian ... key grip

Location Management

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Norman Webster ... location auditor

Music Department

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Jerry MacDonald ... music editor (as Jerry McDonald)
Albert Sendrey ... orchestrator (as Al Sendry)
Eddy Lawrence Manson ... musician: harmonica solos (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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J.W. Coffman ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Ernest Anderson ... publicist (as Ernie Anderson)
Buzz Feitshans ... production executive
Lynda Gordon ... executive producer's secretary
Elaine Gyorke ... assistant to the producer
Bonnie Prendergast ... script supervisor
Karen Rasch ... production secretary
Sandy Siegel ... director's secretary
Howard R. Schuster ... financing (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

During the Great Depression, the mysterious drifter Chaney befriends the promoter of illegal street fights Speed and they go to New Orleans to make money fighting on the streets. Speed is welcomed by his mistress Gayleen Schoonoverand invites his former partner Poe to team-up with them. Meanwhile Chaney has a love affair with the local Lucy Simpson. Speed has a huge debt with the dangerous loan shark Doty and borrows money to promote the fight of Chaney and the local champion Jim Henry, who is managed by the also promoter. Casey wins the fight, they make a lot of money but Speed is an addicted gambler and loses his share in the dice table. But Doty wants his money back and Speed's only chance is Chaney accepts to bet his own money that he is saving and fight a winner that Gandil brought from Chicago. Will he accept the challenge? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines New Orleans, 1933. In those days words didn't say much. [DVD] See more »
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Also Known As
  • Street Fighter (United States)
  • Street Fighter (Philippines, English title)
  • The Streetfighter (United Kingdom)
  • Le bagarreur (France)
  • Ein stahlharter Mann (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 93 min
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Budget $2,700,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Charles Bronson was nearly 53 when he appeared in this movie. See more »
Goofs Dollar bills Chaney waves around at oyster bar are contemporary currency. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Behind the Action: Stuntmen in the Movies (2002). See more »
Soundtracks Hard Time Blues See more »
Quotes Speed: Every town had somebody who thinks he's tough as a nickel steak; but, they all come to old Speed for the do-re-mi.
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