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The Street Fighter (1974)

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

Director:

Shigehiro Ozawa

Writers:

Kôji Takada (screenplay), Motohiro Torii (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shin'ichi Chiba ... Takuma Tsurugi (Terry) (as Sonny Chiba)
Yutaka Nakajima Yutaka Nakajima ... Sarai Chuayut (as Doris Nakajima)
Chiyoko Kazama Chiyoko Kazama ... Yang Gei-Cheun
Etsuko Shihomi ... Nachi Shikenbaru (as Sue Shiomi)
Goichi Yamada Goichi Yamada ... Rakuda Zhang (as Gerald Yamada)
Nobuo Kawai Nobuo Kawai ... Tetsunosuke Tsuchida
Akira Shioji Akira Shioji ... Liang Dung-Yat
Chico Lourant Chico Lourant ... Bondo (as Chico Roland)
Tony Cetera Tony Cetera ... Abdul Jadot
Osman Yusuf ... King Stone (as Yuseph Osman)
Jirô Yabuki Jirô Yabuki ... Gijun Shikenbaru (as Jirô Chiba)
Minken Karasawa Minken Karasawa ... Warden Yamazaki
Takuzô Kawatani Takuzô Kawatani ... Ôshima
Kojiro Shirakawa Kojiro Shirakawa ... Inspector Chan
Tetsuo Torisu Tetsuo Torisu ... Detective A
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Storyline

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! See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The blind assassin wielding a cane sword appears to be an obvious reference to the Zatoichi blind swordsman films starring Shintarô Katsu. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Terry's Father: Listen my son, TRUST NO ONE! You can count on no one but YOURSELF. Improve your skills, son, harden your body, become a NUMBER ONE MAN! Do not ever let ANYONE beat you!
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Alternate Versions

The DVD by DIGIVIEW Productions is 75 minutes long, NR Not Rated version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Binge & Purge (2002) See more »

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"Improve your skill, son. Harden your body, become a NUMBER ONE MAN!"
2 April 2002 | by Backlash007See all my reviews

In a typical action flick, the hero's loved one is murdered, causing the hero to exact his revenge on those responsible. Same boring stuff. Now what if the roles were reversed; what if the hero is the one killing loved ones and the villain is looking for revenge? That's just the start of how The Street Fighter differs from every other martial arts film. The hero is the most evil son of a b*tch in the whole movie, it's great. He breaks every rule in the hero handbook and you still root for him. Sonny Chiba is the title character and he doesn't take sh*t from anyone. Chiba fights everyone, an entire dojo of martial arts students, trained bodyguards, and hired assassins, he even takes on the Yakuza. The characters are superb, mainly the villains. Junjo, the Boss, and even the big, bald wrestler are all great. I absolutely love the blind swordsman. The violence is eye popping, literally. From teeth spittin' to throat rippin', even x-ray bone breaking (which Romeo Must Die would later steal) and a scene that will make every male cringe. And lets not forget the martial arts. Some of the best fighting ever. Chiba is an extraordinary artist. Chiba would play the Street Fighter three more times but this is him at his best. The sequels aren't as good, but still recommended viewing.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 November 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Street Fighter See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toei Company See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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