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Karate Killer (1976)

Kill or Be Killed (original title)
Two former ranking figures of the Axis powers schedule a deadly martial arts tournament in an isolated locale. The two rivals then race to assemble the top competitors from around the world... See full summary »

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Ivan Hall
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Ryan ... Steve Hunt
Charlotte Michelle Charlotte Michelle ... Olga
Norman Coombes ... Baron von Rudloff
Danie Du Plessis Danie Du Plessis ... Chico (as Daniel DuPlessis)
Raymond Ho-Tong Raymond Ho-Tong ... Miyagi
Ed Kannemeyer Ed Kannemeyer ... Ruell
Douglas Baggott Douglas Baggott ... Luke
Stuart Parker Stuart Parker
Jorg Henrichsen Jorg Henrichsen
Steve Coetzer Steve Coetzer
Klaus Zungler Klaus Zungler
Phillip Gerber Phillip Gerber
Bevan Bagott Bevan Bagott ... Karateka
Ian Bell Ian Bell ... Karateka
Pieter Burger Pieter Burger ... Karateka
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Two former ranking figures of the Axis powers schedule a deadly martial arts tournament in an isolated locale. The two rivals then race to assemble the top competitors from around the world, with Steve Hunt being the most sought after fighter. Written by JD-2 <Badge19@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Not just a challenge...the only way to survive! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Originally released as "Kill or Be Killed," it was popular enough to spawn the sequel "Kill and Kill Again". See more »

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Most of Steve's high jumps are just filmed with him jumping down and then played in reverse. See more »

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Featured in Trailer Trauma V: 70s Action Attack! (2020) See more »

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Good movie to watch, but it's hard to rent
3 December 2005 | by GOWBTWSee all my reviews

This is a another martial arts movie in my case a true classic. I've always wanted to see this movie when I was younger, but when times have changed, this movie was listed as a "must see" I've looked at video stores in the past, and had no luck until five years later. I've gotten that chance to see it, and it was worth it! It wasn't as violent like most martial arts films, and usually actions are mostly louder than words. The scenes speak for themselves. The weapons scene was a must. I remembered the sword and kama(sickle) fight, at first, I thought they were axes. When I got a closer look, I knew better. It was worth the watch. Then it was the final fight. The most fun scene in my opinion. It was between the hero and the huge guy. The hero was very swift and very cunning. And liked when he laid that flying sidekick on that huge guy. That made the title the way it is; "KILL OR BE KILLED" I rather Kill! If you're slow, you'll be KILLED! Check it out while you still can. It's for the martial arts minded. Rating 2.5 out of 5 stars.


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Country:

South Africa | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 1976 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Karate Killer See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kavalier Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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