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The Street Fighter (1974)

Gekitotsu! Satsujin ken (original title)
Tough karate master Terry Tsurugi takes it upon himself to protect a late businessman's daughter from the Yakuza.

Director:

Shigehiro Ozawa

Writers:

Kôji Takada (screenplay), Motohiro Torii (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shin'ichi Chiba ... Takuma Tsurugi (Terry) (as Sonny Chiba)
Yutaka Nakajima Yutaka Nakajima ... Sarai Chuayut (as Doris Nakajima)
Chiyoko Kazama Chiyoko Kazama ... Yang Gei-Cheun
Etsuko Shihomi ... Nachi Shikenbaru (as Sue Shiomi)
Goichi Yamada Goichi Yamada ... Rakuda Zhang (as Gerald Yamada)
Nobuo Kawai Nobuo Kawai ... Tetsunosuke Tsuchida
Akira Shioji Akira Shioji ... Liang Dung-Yat
Chico Lourant Chico Lourant ... Bondo (as Chico Roland)
Tony Cetera Tony Cetera ... Abdul Jadot
Osman Yusuf ... King Stone (as Yuseph Osman)
Jirô Yabuki Jirô Yabuki ... Gijun Shikenbaru (as Jirô Chiba)
Minken Karasawa Minken Karasawa ... Warden Yamazaki
Takuzô Kawatani Takuzô Kawatani ... Ôshima
Kojiro Shirakawa Kojiro Shirakawa ... Inspector Chan
Tetsuo Torisu Tetsuo Torisu ... Detective A
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Storyline

Terry is a tough, mercenary, master of martial arts. When an important business magnate dies, leaving billions to his daughter, the Mafia and Yakuza try to hire Terry to kidnap the daughter. When they refuse to meet his exorbitant price, then try to kill him to conceal their secret plans, he promptly offers his services to protect her. Much ultra-violent martial-arts fighting action, as expected, ensues. This also includes a subplot of a family's bloodfeud with Terry over a disputed debt. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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If you've got to fight...fight dirty! See more »

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Certificate:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 November 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Street Fighter See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toei Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The blind assassin wielding a cane sword appears to be an obvious reference to the Zatoichi blind swordsman films starring Shintarô Katsu. See more »

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Near the end of the movie, on the ocean liner, Terry is fighting three men in a hallway and some equipment is visible at the bottom of the screen. See more »

Quotes

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!
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Alternate Versions

Recent ultra-budget reissue by PC Treasures claims to run 84 minutes, but actually has the 91 minute version. See more »

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Referenced in Kiss of the Dragon (2001) See more »

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4 July 1999 | by PIST-OFFSee all my reviews

I first heard about this through Christian Slater's character in True Romance, so I bought it. It's a great martial arts film, Sonny Chiba does better then anyone else could in trying to fill Buce Lee's shoes. This is probably one of the best non Bruce Lee martial arts films ever. Sonny Chiba sets himself up as an eternal movie bad-ass. He is paid by people to go around kicking the hell out of other people. Good action sequence and good directing over shadow the not so great acting. This movie originally had an X rating in the United States because of a scene where Chiba castrates a man with his bare hand. It remains the only movie ever rated X not to have any sex in it. My favorite scene is the X-Ray vision skull cracker scene which later went on to be used in the ultra ultra violent Story Of Ricky.


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