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Bodigaado Kiba (1973)

Karate master and anti-drug vigilante Kiba returns to his home in Japan, where he aims to wipe out the nation's drug industry.


Ikki Kajiwara (manga), Ikki Kajiwara (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shin'ichi Chiba ... Kiba / Chiba (as Sonny Chiba)
Etsuko Shihomi
Jirô Yabuki Jirô Yabuki ... (as Jirô Chiba)
Mari Atsumi Mari Atsumi ... Reiko Miwa
Kinji Takinami Kinji Takinami ... Shigeru Kumazawa
Yayoi Watanabe Yayoi Watanabe ... Maki Kasuga
Mas Oyama Mas Oyama ... Tetsugen Daito (as Masutatsu Oyama)
Takashi Hio Takashi Hio ... Alkaid Hoshino
Akira Kuji Akira Kuji ... Merak
Ryôjirô Nishimoto Ryôjirô Nishimoto ... Phecda
Toshiyuki Tsuchiyama Toshiyuki Tsuchiyama ... Alioth
Hajime Kubo Hajime Kubo ... Ayuta
Hiroshi Date Hiroshi Date ... Ishimochi
Hideo Murata Hideo Murata ... Hijacker A
Chû Takatsuki Chû Takatsuki ... Hijacker B


Karate master and anti-drug vigilante Chiba returns to his home in Japan, where he holds a press conference announcing his intention to wipe out the nation's drug industry. He also offers his services as a bodyguard to anyone who is willing to come forward and provide information about the drug lords' activities. He is soon approached by a mysterious woman claiming to have important information and asking for Chiba's protection. She seems to be legitimate, but is she really what she appears to be? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Action | Crime | Drama


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BODEE GADO KIBA series. #1of 2 films. See more »


Narrator: The path of the righteous man and defender is beset on all sides by the iniquity of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper, and the father of lost children. And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious anger, who poison and destroy my brothers; and they shall know that I am Chiba the Bodyguard when I shall lay my vengeance upon them!
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Alternate Versions

1976 version entitled The Bodyguard has added appearances of actors Bill Louie and Aaron Banks at beginning. See more »


Edited into You're Still Not Fooling Anybody (1997) See more »

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Not Chiba's Best.
2 March 2005 | by jmcgee321See all my reviews

Now I'm more of a Bruce Lee fan than a Sonny Chiba, but I always admired his films. The Street Fighters series is awesome, but this is one of his films I'm half in half on. Don't get me wrong it had it's moments, but it was just too fast for it's own good.

Sonny plays himself and offers himself to be a bodyguard to anyone who knows about the flood of illegal drugs. And this is where the film goes nowhere into endless action and cheap yet gruesome deaths.

If you are a die hard Chiba fan than get this, if not then my friend you are sadly in for a sour treat. A treat into weird camera angles of violence and stupid dialog that comes great for Chiba, but lame for others.

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Release Date:

September 1976 (USA) See more »

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Kiba, The Bodyguard See more »

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