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Fist of the North Star (1995)

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Based on a graphic novel, this apocalyptic adventure centers on a man who must reverse the cataclysmic conditions of his world.

Director:

Tony Randel

Writers:

Buronson (characters from the graphic novels "Hokuto No Ken"), Tetsuo Hara (characters from the graphic novels "Hokuto No Ken") | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Daniels ... Kenshirô
Malcolm McDowell ... Ryuken
Costas Mandylor ... Lord Shin
Downtown Julie Brown ... Charlie
Dante Basco ... Bat
Nalona Herron Nalona Herron ... Lynn
Melvin Van Peebles ... Asher
Clint Howard ... Stalin
Andre Rosey Brown ... Sandman
Paulo Tocha ... Stone
Chris Penn ... Jackal
Tracey Walter ... Paul McCarthy
Rowena Guinness Rowena Guinness ... Jill McCarthy
Isako Washio ... Julia
Michael Charles Friedman Michael Charles Friedman ... Neuter
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Based on a graphic novel, this apocalyptic adventure centers on a man who must reverse the cataclysmic conditions of his world.

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A Legendary Warrior Battles Against The Forces Of Evil.


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Rated R for continuous brutal and gory violence, and for brief language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Is the worst rated movie/anime of the Fist of the North Star Franchise See more »

Goofs

In the final battle between Kenshiro and Shin towards the ending you can see a hole in Kenshiro's pants between the legs presumably due to the high kicks. See more »

Quotes

Lord Shin: Pick him up!
Julia: No, Kenshiro!
[the guards pick up Kenshiro]
Julia: Kenshiro!
Kenshirô: Julia, tell me you love me.
Julia: Never! I love Kenshiro!
[Lord Shin stabs his fingers into Kenshiro's chest]
Julia: Shin! No, no, don't Shin!
[Kenshiro is screaming]
Lord Shin: Tell me you love me!
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Dancin': It's On! (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

A Thousand Lies
Written by Robb Flynn, Logan Mader, Adam Duce & Chris Kontos
Performed by Machine Head
Courtesy of Roadrunner Records, Inc.
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Love or hate film
13 July 2000 | by EstravenSee all my reviews

Gary plays the dark-haired Kenshiro, the Fist of the North Star, opposite Costas Mandylor as Kenshiro's evil bro Lord Shin of the Southern Star school. The film is based on an extremely violent Japanese manga/anime. And extremely violent describes the film well. It is definitely not everyone's cup of tea, so beware. If you're not into exploding heads avoid the film - though you'll be missing out on feasting your eyes on Gary's stunning physique! There is plenty of action, and I enjoyed it, but this is a film people either love or hate. It isn't a great film by a long shot, though the Mad Max milieu of the post-apocalyptic world the story is set in is well realised. The inevitable climactic showdown between Gary and Mandylor is a bit of a let-down since the latter is simply no match for Gary physically. Watching Gary despatch the main villain's soldiers is a lot more fun. The fight choreography was handled by Gary's trainer Winston Omega. The character of Kenshiro embodies values which Gary upholds as well, and which endeared Kenshiro to him so much that he named his son after him.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1995 (Japan) See more »

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Fist of the North Star See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Ultra Stereo

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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