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Kôji Takada (screenplay)
Motohiro Torii (screenplay)
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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 Yakuza attacks "Terry" in his apartment after learning who leads them, one of the Yakuza members drops to his knees before Terry gets to him so he can vault off his back to kick another Yakuza member.See more »
Terry Tsurugi:Tell that bitch who sent you how sorry I am I can no longer be her friendSee more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Killing Cupid (2005)See more »


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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Blood Stained Action, 26 May 2000
Author: marquis de cinema from Boston, MA

Gekitotsu Satsujin Ken/The Streetfighter(1974) is a movie that relies more on pure action and violence then on plot. The main character is an interesting one because he's a very complex person when it comes to understanding his reasons for his job. It doesn't have the grace and polish of a Bruce Lee film but then not many Kung Fu or Karate flicks are on the level of Bruce Lee's movies. Romeo Must Die(2000) must have been influenced by this especially with the scene where a man is killed while the film is using X-rays to display this sequence. The Streetfighter(1974) is to Martial Art films as the Lone Wolf & Cub films are to the samurai genre. The best way to watch this movie is in its uncut and letterbox version.

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