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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.

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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
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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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Sonny Chiba, hired to kill... If his kick doesn't get you... his fatal fist will! See more »

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Trivia

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

Quotes

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 »

Connections

Featured in Basket Case (1982) See more »

User Reviews

 
Awful
6 June 2007 | by yakikorosuSee all my reviews

I liked Chiba in Street Fighter, and I figured hey, no matter how stupid this movie will be, I'll at least get to see him kick some ass, right? Wrong. This is a dull, dreary mess of pointless talking, half-assed scriptwriting and meaningless scheming. There are few action scenes of any kind, even fewer martial arts scenes, and the few that are are shot and edited so poorly that you can't even make out what in the world is going on. The dub is also atrocious, and perhaps the idiocy that is this movie is best illustrated by the fact that it prominently features the *Italian* Mafia... but they're all played by *Japanese* actors! Avoid like the plague--you would see better martial arts by looking through the window of your local preschool karate class for five minutes.


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Release Date:

September 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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