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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.

Director:

Shigehiro Ozawa

Writers:

Steve Autrey (english version), Kôji Takada (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shin'ichi Chiba ... Takuma Tsurugi (Terry) (as Sonny Chiba)
Etsuko Shiomi ... Nachi Shikenbaru
Goichi Yamada Goichi Yamada ... Rakuda Zhang
Fumio Watanabe Fumio Watanabe ... Renzo Mutaguchi
Masashi Ishibashi Masashi Ishibashi ... Tateki Shikenbaru
Masafumi Suzuki Masafumi Suzuki ... Kendo Masaoka
Rin'ichi Yamamoto Rin'ichi Yamamoto ... Kowloon Dinsau
Yutaka Nakajima Yutaka Nakajima ... Sarai Chuayut
Bin Amatsu Bin Amatsu ... Môrôkô
Tony Cetera Tony Cetera ... Abdul Jadot
Akira Shioji Akira Shioji ... Liang Dong-Yi
Reiko Ike
Osman Yusuf ... Kingstone
Eizô Kitamura Eizô Kitamura
Toijo Shikeharo Toijo Shikeharo
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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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The First X Rated Fight Scenes in Screen History! See more »

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Certificate:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 November 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Street Fighter See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Production Co:

Toei Company See more »
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Runtime:

| (R-rated) | (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Entertainment Weekly ranked this Number Eight in their "Guilty Pleasures: Testosterone Edition" list in their March 30, 2007 issue. See more »

Goofs

When the Yakuza attacks "Terry" in his apartment after learning who leads them, one of the Yakuza members drops to his knees before Terry gets to him so he can vault off his back to kick another Yakuza member. 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 »

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A number one man, a number one movie
11 December 2003 | by Super_Fu_ManchuSee all my reviews

God, this film is so cool. From the opening scene where Chiba tells his most recent adversary "You'll be unconscious soon through lack of oxygen- its an ancient technique", to the infamous final battle on a stormy night- this is a movie and a half. Classic 70s waow waow music, horribly wonderful dialogue and about 20 rewind moments, this deserves Tarantino's praise. A great time. Return Of The Street Fighter is less sucessful though, so only for the hardcore fans.


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