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The Street Fighter (1974)

Gekitotsu! Satsujin ken (original title)
Tough karate master Terry Tsurugi takes it upon himself to protect a late businessman's daughter from the Yakuza.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Takuma Tsurugi (Terry) (as Sonny Chiba)
... Nachi Shikenbaru
Goichi Yamada ... Rakuda Zhang
Fumio Watanabe ... Renzo Mutaguchi
Masashi Ishibashi ... Tateki Shikenbaru
Masafumi Suzuki ... Kendo Masaoka
Rin'ichi Yamamoto ... Kowloon Dinsau
Yutaka Nakajima ... Sarai Chuayut
Bin Amatsu ... Môrôkô
Tony Cetera ... Abdul Jadot
Akira Shioji ... Liang Dong-Yi
... Kingstone
Eizô Kitamura
Toijo Shikeharo
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Terry is a tough, mercenary, master of martial arts. When an important business magnate dies, leaving billions to his daughter, the Mafia and Yakuza try to hire Terry to kidnap the daughter. When they refuse to meet his exorbitant price, then try to kill him to conceal their secret plans, he promptly offers his services to protect her. Much ultra-violent martial-arts fighting action, as expected, ensues. This also includes a subplot of a family's bloodfeud with Terry over a disputed debt. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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If you've got to fight...fight dirty!

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1 November 1974 (USA)  »

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First film to ever get an X rating for violence in the US. American newspaper ads carried the quote "NOTICE: The MPAA has rated this film unsuitable for viewers under the age of 17 because of its extraordinary fight sequences." See more »

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Near the end of the movie, on the ocean liner, Terry is fighting three men in a hallway and some equipment is visible at the bottom of the screen. See more »

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Terry Tsurugi: Tell that bitch who sent you how sorry I am I can no longer be her friend
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Blood Stained Action
26 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

Gekitotsu Satsujin Ken/The Streetfighter(1974) is a movie that relies more on pure action and violence then on plot. The main character is an interesting one because he's a very complex person when it comes to understanding his reasons for his job. It doesn't have the grace and polish of a Bruce Lee film but then not many Kung Fu or Karate flicks are on the level of Bruce Lee's movies. Romeo Must Die(2000) must have been influenced by this especially with the scene where a man is killed while the film is using X-rays to display this sequence. The Streetfighter(1974) is to Martial Art films as the Lone Wolf & Cub films are to the samurai genre. The best way to watch this movie is in its uncut and letterbox version.


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