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Street Fighter (1994)

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Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Colonel Guile
Raul Julia ... Bison
Ming-Na Wen ... Chun-Li
Damian Chapa ... Ken
Kylie Minogue ... Cammy
Simon Callow ... A.N. Official
Byron Mann ... Ryu
Roshan Seth ... Dhalsim
Andrew Bryniarski ... Zangief
Grand L. Bush ... Balrog
Robert Mammone ... Carlos Blanka
Miguel A. Núñez Jr. ... Dee Jay
Gregg Rainwater ... T. Hawk
Kenya Sawada ... Captain Sawada
Jay Tavare ... Vega


Col. William Guile leads an army of soldiers into the country of Shadaloo to find traces to lead him to General M. Bison, who has captured many people including three missing soldiers. Among them is Carlos "Charlie" Blanka, in which Bison decides to turn into a hideous mutant. On the other hand, Chun Li is a reporter who seeks revenge against Bison for the death of her father years ago. Then two small time hustlers Ryu and Ken, are arrested along with Sagat, a powerful arms dealer and Vega for dealing of illegal weapons. Guile recruits them in order to find Bison's base. Now Guile, T. Hawk, Cammy, Ryu, Ken, Chun Li, Balrog and E. Honda have three days before Bison murders the hostages and takes over the world. Written by Emphinix

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for non-stop martial arts and action violence | See all certifications »

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English | Japanese | Esperanto

Release Date:

23 December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Street Fighter See more »


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,859,495, 25 December 1994

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Capcom Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS-Stereo | DTS | Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the Japanese dubbed version of the film, the characters Balrog (the African-American boxer), Vega (the Spanish cage fighter) and Bison (the leader of Shadaloo) were all addressed by their western names, despite the fact that the three characters are named differently in Japan, where the boxer is named Mike Bison, the Spanish cage fighter Balrog and the leader of Shadaloo Vega . The likely reason for not addressing those three characters by their Japanese names in the Japanese dubbed version was because of the fact that M. Bison's name referring to the dictator appears printed on-screen numerous times during the film. This also happened in Street Fighter: The Movie (1995). See more »


While Guille watches a video of him, Blanca and their wives, the Brazilian flag stitched on Blanca's uniform is clearly backwards. See more »


[the torturer cracks his whip several times at Honda's back and Honda doesn't make a sound. Balrog starts to laugh]
Bison's torturer: [to Balrog] You're next, yankee.
Balrog: Uh, I think I want to lie down first.
[the torturer punches Balrog in the face and leaves the room]
Balrog: And take a bath.
Balrog: [notices Honda's wounds] How do you keep from crying out?
E. Honda: I'm a sumo, brother. My body can be in one place, my mind another.
Balrog: Do me a favor. Next time your mind leaves, tell it to bring back a pizza.
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Crazy Credits

There is a scene after the closing credits: M. Bison is revived by his computer and restarts his plans for world domination. See more »

Alternate Versions

German theatrical release was cut by some seconds for violence (especially when Bison kills the AN-soldiers at the beginning and during the final fight at the end of the movie) to get a more profitable "not under 12"-rating. The video version is rated "not under 16" and is uncut. See more »


Referenced in Street Fighter: The Later Years: Episode #1.2 (2006) See more »


Worth Fighting For
Performed by Angélique Kidjo
Written by Angélique Kidjo, Jean Hebrail and Graeme Revell
Angelique Kidjo appears courtesy of Island Records
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hey at least Raul Julia was good....
4 May 2003 | by commielukeSee all my reviews

A lame film, yes. But how did it ever get into the bottom 100??

I can't believe there are people out there who actually manage to hate this film. Ok the plot is weak, characterisation non-existent, and most of the acting ranges from poor to mediocre, but it has a number of small things going for it and one very big thing (hey don't get excited girls)

The plot may be lame, but c'mon, you have to give it points for focusing on it rather then bogging down the run time with masses of pointless subplots. Hell even the obliquity romantic subplot is pushed so far into the background so as to be almost unnoticeable. It's not a laugh a minute, but some of the lines did strike me as funny. Yeah yeah I have a lame sense of humour, but it's not like I get to choose what I find funny.

Neither of these two points are any reason at all to watch the film. There is in fact only one reason to do that. Raul Julia. Wow. If you're playing an insane megalomaniacal villain you have to go all the way or the whole thing falls down. Raul Julia goes all the way, then a little bit further. The screen positively lights up when ever he's on it, frankly the film is worth watching once just to see him in action. I would go as far as to say that Bison is now one my favourite film villains ever, and the only thing that stops this film from becoming utterly forgettable. Don't get me wrong, it's still a bad film, but Raul Julia's performance prevents me from hating it.

I am surprised to see it so widely panned. C'mon, it's a street fighter movie, what did you expect?? You didn't go into this looking for an emotionally moving experience with numerous fine understated performances, and if you did you're a moron. It's action fluff, that's all it aims to be, and on that level the film is a success.

I have no idea what to rate this film. On one hand it's a piece of crap, on the other I can't slam a movie that had such a great villain. Watch it, but keep your expectations low and you won't be (to) disappointed.

Character by character line up (in no particular order).

Bison - well I just went into how great I thought Raul Julia was in this film. A+

Guile - huh?? Who cast Jean Claude Van Damme as an American soldier? Once you get past his accent though, he turns in a fair performance. Make no mistake though, that accent is very distracting for the most part. Weren't there any American action guys (with smaller salaries) available? C+

Cammy - again with the casting. Why is Kylie Minogue playing a British solider when she's Australian? Granted the American audience won't notice, but it was bothering me for the whole film. Anyway a small part, and again a fair (if dull) performance despite the accent. C

Ken + Ryu - well their both fairly interchangeable (hey just like the game). They both look fairly good in a fight (or at least their body doubles do), and when their required to actually say something they do a fine (albeit bland) job. C+

Zangief - the main source of the comic relief. Hey I liked this guy, and the accent actually fits! Wow! B+

Dee-Jay - apparently he's the computer guy. Huh? So why's he called Dee-Jay? The name made much more sense in the game. A lot of his part consisted of having to look at Zangief when the Russian makes a stupid comment. Not very demanding, but he it done well. B

E.Honda - this guy sucks. Only the Godzilla reference while fighting Zangief was funny. Otherwise he was just another good guy. Ho-hum. D

Balrog - like E.Honda. only without the funny Godzilla bit. D-

Vega - well he's not in it very much, just around for the fight scenes which make assessing his character difficult. Still, from what little we got he was good. C

Segat - suffered from being the second villain to Bison. Hell anyone would have paled next to that, but the fact that you actually noticed Segat in comparison says a lot. C+

Dhalism - yep, he's in it. He's the nice doctor bloke in case you where wondering. Utterly different from what he was like in the game, they really only made him the doctor because there was no other place for him. D+

Blanka - green guy with a dumb wig. Sounds interesting? It isn't. Still, the wig was funny. D+

T.Hawk - who? His name was only mentioned once in passing, he was one of the generic solider guys. Seriously, they could have cut him out and noone would notice. Hell I doubt anyone noticed him anyway. F

Chun Li - cute girl. Lame actor. But still.. She's cute, and her opening news broadcast was well done. She bought two irritating sidekicks with her though. C-

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