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Sister Street Fighter (1974)

Onna hissatsu ken (original title)
A young martial artist is on a mission to rescue her brother who's being held captive by a sadistic drug lord.


Kazuhiko Yamaguchi


Masahiro Kakefuda (screenplay), Norifumi Suzuki (screenplay) (as Noribumi Suzuki)
1 nomination. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Etsuko Shihomi ... Li Koryu
Shin'ichi Chiba ... Seiichi Hibiki (as Sonny Chiba)
Asao Uchida Asao Uchida ... Tetsudo Fujita
Sanae Ôhori Sanae Ôhori ... Shinobu Kojo
Bin Amatsu Bin Amatsu ... Shigetomi Kakuzaki
Hiroshi Kondô Hiroshi Kondô ... Li Gyokudo
Emi Hayakawa Emi Hayakawa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Takashi Hio Takashi Hio ... Gomaru Akasawa (as Kôji Hio)
Masashi Ishibashi Masashi Ishibashi ... Kazunao Inubashiri
Tatsuya Kameyama Tatsuya Kameyama ... Shimura
Ryoichi Koike Ryoichi Koike ... Tesshin Uesu
Hideo Kosuge Hideo Kosuge ... Tomoyuki Obayashi
Akira Kuji Akira Kuji ... Neret
Toshio Minami Toshio Minami ... Ma Ba-Yuan
Kengo Miyaji Kengo Miyaji ... Kizaki


Lee Long is a martial-arts champion who the police use as an undercover agent to infiltrate a drug ring responsible for importing heroin from Japan to Hong Kong. When he is identified and imprisoned, the police pressure his sister, Tina Long, to help them locate and free him. She gets the help of Lee's martial-arts school, including the powerful Sonny Kawasaka, for the inevitable battle-royale with the drug gang, which includes masters of many different 'schools' of fighting. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Action | Crime


R | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


ONNA HISSATSU KEN series. #1 of 4 films. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1986 UK video featured the extensively pre-cut U.S R-rated print which had been heavily edited for violence. However the BBFC also cut a further 3 mins 41 secs from the film to remove all footage of nunchakus. See more »


Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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Bad action, cheesy plot, but hot karate!
2 July 2007 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

This isn't a Sonny Chiba film, although it has the same name as the series, and he does appear briefly in the film, it features the very capable Etsuko Shihomi, one of his students.

This is her first leading role and she would make many films before achieving award status, but she is still very watchable and entertaining in this non-stop karate exhibition.

Be it Asian beanpoles armed with Nunchukas or elderly men wielding metallic claws, our lovely heroine will crush anyone who tries to prevent her from rescuing her brother from the clutches of the vile villains that hold him.

You must really like karate to watch this film as that is all there is. Be warned that there is not a lot of gore, but there is one rape scene.

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Release Date:

20 February 1976 (USA) See more »

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Toei Tokyo See more »
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2.35 : 1
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