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Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)

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When a teenager, Chun-Li witnesses the kidnapping of her father by wealthy crime lord M. Bison. When she grows up, she goes into a quest for vengeance and becomes the famous crime-fighter of the Street Fighter universe.

Director:

Andrzej Bartkowiak

Writers:

Justin Marks (screenplay), Takashi Nishiyama (based on: Capcom's "Street Fighter" video games) (as Capcom) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristin Kreuk ... Chun-Li
Chris Klein ... Charlie Nash
Neal McDonough ... Bison / Vega (Japan)
Robin Shou ... Gen
Moon Bloodgood ... Det. Maya Sunee
Josie Ho ... Cantana
Taboo ... Vega / Balrog (Japan)
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Balrog / Bison (Japan)
Pei-Pei Cheng ... Zhilan (as Pei Pei Cheng)
Edmund Chen ... Xiang
Inez Yan Inez Yan ... Chun-Li (5 yrs)
Elizaveta Kiryukhina Elizaveta Kiryukhina ... Rose
Emilze Junqueira Emilze Junqueira ... Jeanne Xiang
Katherine Pemberton Katherine Pemberton ... Chun-Li (10 yrs)
Siri Sirijane Siri Sirijane ... Liu
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Storyline

Chun-Li lives a calm life with her father, when one day, the local mobster Bison kidnaps her father. After her mother's death, she embarks into a quest to rescue her kidnapped father from the clutches of powerful criminal lord Bison. Written by paulrichard

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Some fight for power. Some fight for us.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and martial arts action, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Rick Yune was originally cast as Gen, but he was replaced by Robin Shou, who played Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat (1995) and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997). See more »

Goofs

Chun-Li goes to the docks to find the White Rose the first time. As she roles off the back of the truck, comes to a stop, and Bison steps on her arm they pan up. As they pan up, after the guns are shown, a boom mic is visible just before the close-up on Bison. See more »

Quotes

Bison: When people are hungry, there's nothing they won't do.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

We On
Written by Marty James Garton (as Marty James), Ricardo Thomas and Zamon Christian
Performed by One Block Radius
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
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Some thrills for fans, but sadly uneven...
27 February 2009 | by FilmverseSee all my reviews

Having enjoyed the game as I a kid, I was excited to see Chun Li in a new feature adaptation. The cast showed signs of "mixing it up," with its choices and I was willing for the ride.

While the overall origin story is strong (the piano playing a very nice touch for depth) unfortunately many scenes come off as campy. On a scale, the strongest scenes are easily those between Kristin Kreuk and Robin Shou as Chun Li and Gen, and sadly the weakest being Michael Clark Duncan and Chris Klein's characters of Balrog and Nash.

That was the central problem for me here, there is an exciting action piece at work but is jumbled with various other plot lines and set pieces that really feel out of place. The feeling of the film comes off as uneven as was also the case with Director Andrzej Bartkowiak's previous works in CRADLE 2 THE GRAVE and DOOM. This film unfortunately continues Bartkowiak's pattern.

Nevertheless, Chun Li was carried well by Ms. Kreuk and the effort was well mounted.

RT.


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Canada | India | USA | Japan | Thailand

Language:

English | Hindi | Japanese | Thai

Release Date:

27 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,721,110, 1 March 2009

Gross USA:

$8,742,261

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,764,201
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Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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