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Release Date:
1 November 1974 (USA) See more »
If you've got to fight...fight dirty!
Tough karate master Terry Tsurugi takes it upon himself to protect a late businessman's daughter from the Yakuza. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Shin'ichi Chiba ... Takuma Tsurugi (Terry) (as Sonny Chiba)
Etsuko Shiomi ... Nachi Shikenbaru
Goichi Yamada ... Rakuda Zhang
Fumio Watanabe ... Renzo Mutaguchi
Masashi Ishibashi ... Tateki Shikenbaru
Masafumi Suzuki ... Kendo Masaoka
Rin'ichi Yamamoto ... Kowloon Dinsau
Yutaka Nakajima ... Sarai Chuayut
Bin Amatsu ... Môrôkô
Tony Cetera ... Abdul Jadot
Akira Shioji ... Liang Dong-Yi

Reiko Ike
Osman Yusuf ... Kingstone
Eizô Kitamura
Toijo Shikeharo
Angel Cordero
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tatsuo Endô ... Bayan

Seizô Fukumoto ... Mutaguchi's Thug B
Tsutomu Harada ... Wrestler
Jun'ichi Haruta
Masataka Iwao ... Mutaguchi's Thug A
Osamu Kaneda
Minken Karasawa ... Prison Warden
Ryûji Katagiri ... Hanada
Nobuo Kawai ... Tetsunosuke Tsuchida
Takuzô Kawatani ... Ôshima
Chiyoko Kazama ... Yang Ji-Chun
Ken Kazama ... Senkaku Kan
Satoshi Kurihara
Takashi Noguchi ... Yokoyama
Chico Roland ... Bondo
Shunji Sasaki
Kojiro Shirakawa ... Inspector Chen
Shiro Sumitomo ... Onaga
Jirô Yabuki ... Gijun Shikenbaru (as Jirô Chiba)
Hitoshi Ômae ... Musukari

Directed by
Shigehiro Ozawa 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steve Autrey  english version
Kôji Takada  screenplay
Motohiro Torii  screenplay

Original Music by
Toshiaki Tsushima 
Cinematography by
Kenji Tsukagoshi 
Production Design by
Takatoshi Suzuki 
Other crew
T. Harada .... wrestling direction
Reggy Jones .... wrestling direction
Ken Kazama .... kick boxing direction
Jack Sholder .... title designer
Masafumi Suzuki .... military arts direction

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Also Known As:
"The Street Fighter" - , USA (imdb display title)
"Clash! Killer Fist" - International (English title) (alternative title)
"Japanese Streetfighter" - Australia (theatrical title)
"Kung Fu Streetfighter" - UK (alternative title)
"Sudden Attack: The Killing Fist" - (literal English title)
"The Streetfighter" - International (English title) (alternative title)
"Уличный боец" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Autant en emporte mon nunchaku" - France
"Az utcai harcos" - Hungary (imdb display title)
"Chiba ti-mal'la" - France (Creole title)
"Den sorte drage" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Der Wildeste von allen" - West Germany
"I kitrini tigris tou karate enantion tis Mafias" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Il teppista" - Italy (imdb display title)
"Sokaklarin belalisi" - Turkey (Turkish title)
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Australia:91 min | UK:87 min (25 fps) | USA:75 min (R-rated version) | USA:91 min (unrated version)
Color (Eastmancolor) | Black and White
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M (DVD rating) (uncut) (self-applied) | Australia:M (VHS rating) (heavily cut) (1997) | Australia:RC (original rating) (1976) | Australia:R (re-rating) (cut) (1976) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 | France:16 | New Zealand:R13 (DVD rating) | Norway:18 (video premiere) | UK:18 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:AA (original rating) | USA:Not Rated (DVD rating) | USA:R (certificate #1216) (edited for re-rating after appeal) | USA:X (original rating) | West Germany:18 (cut)
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Did You Know?

Became public domain after rights failed to renew.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When the female yakuza boss shoots the member who failed to kill Terry, you can see his teeth when Terry knocked many of them out of his mouth in the fight scene before.See more »
Terry's Father:Listen my son, TRUST NO ONE! You can count on no one but YOURSELF. Improve your skills, son, harden your body, become a NUMBER ONE MAN! Do not ever let ANYONE beat you!See more »
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Referenced in Conan the Destroyer (1984)See more »


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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
"If you've got to fight, fight dirty!!!", 6 February 2006
Author: dee.reid from United States

Sonny Chiba has been described by some as an anti-Bruce Lee and I agree, but to a certain extent. You see, it's not really fair considering that Lee is dead, they both hail from separate nationalities, represent different martial arts ideals (Lee founded Jeet Kune Do, Chiba was a mean karate machine), and Chiba has demonstrated he can more than hold his own against the disposable bad guys sent in his direction. Like Christian Slater's character described in "True Romance" (1993) regarding Chiba's "The Street Fighter" (1974), "he's just a bad motherf**ker, he gets paid by people to f**k guys up." Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa, Sonny Chiba's Terry Tsurugi is that lethal, that ruthless, that dirty a fighter. He's a one-man hit-squad, paid by gangsters to spring a condemned fighter from prison but when his price gets too high on his next assignment - a kidnapping - he's forced to make his hands and feet do the talking. The action in "The Street Fighter" is fairly gruesome, allowing it to become the first film to be rated "X" for violence in the United States. He pokes eyes, kicks feet, slaps around women, rips out tonsils (and other choice body parts), targets the solar plexus, and throws dudes out of top-floor windows. I loved it from start to finish, and it's easy to why it's so beloved to Quentin Tarantino.


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