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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), Alexandre Dumas (novel)
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Cast

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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Country:

Canada | India | USA | Japan | Thailand

Language:

English | Hindi | Japanese | Thai

Release Date:

27 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Street Fighter: La leyenda 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,742,261

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,764,201
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Robin Shou, who plays Gen, is the only actor in the cast who has previously featured in other movies based on a video game: he played Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat (1995) and its sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997), as well as having a cameo role in DOA: Dead or Alive (2006). See more »

Goofs

During the opening credits, a plane is shown approaching and landing at Kai Tak airport. The next shot over Hong Kong shows the completed IFC Two tower. The tower was completed in 2006; Kai Tak airport closed in 1998. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Nash: [watching Sunee walk away] I love this job.
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Connections

Version of Super Street Fighter II Turbo (1994) See more »

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Street Fighter
Written by Antonie McColister and Jean Borges
Performed by Ace Hood
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surprisingly enjoyable
28 July 2009 | by Dominik SchlatterSee all my reviews

(This is for all the people who wrote 'worst movie ever' comments.) First of all: You obviously have yet to see really bad movie. (try the fantastic movie, or hell ride, that should give you some perspective.) Second: What were you expecting? Some Oscar-winning masterpiece, based on a game like street fighter? Please! In what reality do you live in? Anyway. Now about the movie. I'm a huge (and often disappointed) fan of martial arts movies. Having of course seen the 1994-van damme-version, my expectations were low. But i actually liked it! The movie is somewhat mediocre, thank the Hollywood goods for that! OK, so some characters (vega, the two detectives) were underdeveloped and didn't quite fit in. The acting didn't have 'batman begins' quality and the fight scenes weren't all fearless-y (jet li), but so what?!! Kristine Kreuk looked great in those fight scenes. The fights were original, acrobatic and fun. Better wire work as in romeo must die! It (almost) never looked fake. But what I liked most was that there were no unnecessary special effects. (remember 1994? OMG)

In other words: The film worked for me, because it was not trying too hard. Not too much action, drama and special effects. Its not a great film, but decent. Try not to expect too much and you will not be disappointed. (If you don't agree with me, you should go rent movies like the mummy 3 and have a blast with all the terrible CGI)


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