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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

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
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English | Japanese | Esperanto

Release Date:

23 December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Street Fighter: The Battle for Shadaloo See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,859,495, 23 December 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$33,423,521

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$105,414,729, 31 December 2004
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Capcom Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS-Stereo | DTS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

According to an on-line interview with MTV, Jean-Claude Van Damme was originally offered the role of Guile in Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009). He would've been the only original cast member to reprise the role for the Street Fighter reboot. Van Damme turned down their offer. "The Legend of Chun-Li" was intended to be better and more successful than the original, but it made less money at the box office, and many fans and critics considered it a worse film. See more »

Goofs

When Bison is using the video game controls, his metal forearm protectors appear and disappear between shots. See more »

Quotes

Cammy: [crying as Guile appears alive] Uh, tear gas, sir... on the way out.
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Crazy Credits

There is a dedication in the closing credits: "For Raul, Vaya Con Dios." 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 »

Connections

Spoofed in Kickassia (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Street Fighter
Performed by Ice Cube
Written by Ice Cube
Ice Cube records exclusively for Priority Records
Ice Cube appears courtesy of Priority Records
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Re-defines the word "turkey." Elevates PLAN NINE FROM OUTER SPACE to Oscar material!
10 November 2001 | by uds3See all my reviews

"There can be only one".....film that is, which is worse than all others and THIS is it folks!

A movie for adolescent pea-brains. Not a solitary video-game has transferred to the big screen with even a modicum of success. Is money THAT available to make movies, that such an embarrassment as this could reach the point of actual RELEASE? Maybe no video distributor would touch it and they had no choice?

By far Van Dumb's worst flick. Playing Colonel William Guile, he leads his commandos against the seriously insane General Bison, dictator and megalomaniac of the fictitious Shadaloo. Filmed on the cheap, up on Australia's Gold Coast amidst the worst plasticised sets you ever saw. Phony explosions fill the sky, make-up is at the level of Grade 2 face-painting and a script to match. The acting beggars belief, Kylie Minogue's just about topping the list! This is seriously heavy-duty garbage! Much was made of the "singing budgie's" martial arts training for the film. From memory, she gets to perform a total of three high kicks which would be unlikely to cause distress to an elderly pensioner.

As for Raul Julia as General Bison? It was to be his last screen role, completed just before his death (maybe he saw the rushes?) It is a sad epitaph he would never have wished for. No-one comes out of this mess looking good, not even the paying audience - ESPECIALLY them! In hindsight, the very last scene sums up the cringe-factor..watch it!


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