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Director:
Writers:
Kôji Takada (screenplay)
Motohiro Torii (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1 November 1974 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
If you've got to fight...fight dirty!
Plot:
Tough karate master Terry Tsurugi takes it upon himself to protect a late businessman's daughter from the Yakuza. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
User Reviews:
Become a number one man! See more (57 total) »

Cast

  (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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Additional Details

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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Runtime:
Australia:91 min | UK:87 min (25 fps) | USA:75 min (R-rated version) | USA:91 min (unrated version)
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor) | Black and White
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
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?

Trivia:
First film to ever get an X rating for violence in the US. American newspaper ads carried the quote "NOTICE: The MPAA has rated this film unsuitable for viewers under the age of 17 because of its extraordinary fight sequences."See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Terry Tsurugi:[after punching Junjou in the back] Soon you'll be unconscious through lack of oxygen; it's an ancient technique.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Darkness (2007) (VG)See more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Become a number one man!, 2 November 2005
Author: Johann from United States

Streetfighter is a show case for the karate talents of Sonny Chiba. Chiba plays Terry Tsurugi, a man who was orphaned when his Japanese father was executed in China during World War II. Terry is now back in Japan and kicking ass for a living. He's the best of the best in Japan and is hired to help get a criminal on death row out of prison. He manages to do this using an ancient technique (yeah, I know, they all use some ancient technique). Sonny then ends up killing the guy's brother due to an argument over payment and getting his sister sold into prostitution.

After this Sonny is propositioned by the Yakuza to kidnap a girl who is an oil heiress. Sonny jumps sides and starts working for her protectors after a show down with her uncle, the leader of a karate school. This flick is packed with violence galore. Sonny does some pretty cool stuff, and amazingly, the whole plot manages to come together at the end. There are also a few one liners that are pretty cool.

This is the flick that made me a Sonny Chiba fan.

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