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Karate Kiba (1976)

Karate master and anti-drug vigilante Chiba returns to his home in Japan, where he holds a press conference announcing his intention to wipe out the nation's drug industry. He also offers ... See full summary »

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Ikki Kajiwara (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Etsuko Shihomi
Jirô Yabuki Jirô Yabuki ... (as Jirô Chiba)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aaron Banks Aaron Banks ... (U.S. version)
Ling Chia ... (U.S. version) (as Judy Lee)
Shin'ichi Chiba ... (as Sonny Chiba)
Saburô Date
Eiji Gô Eiji Gô
Bill Louie Bill Louie ... (U.S. version)
Hideo Murota Hideo Murota ... Hijacker
Ryôhei Uchida Ryôhei Uchida
Rin'ichi Yamamoto Rin'ichi Yamamoto
Rikiya Yasuoka
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Storyline

Karate master and anti-drug vigilante Chiba returns to his home in Japan, where he holds a press conference announcing his intention to wipe out the nation's drug industry. He also offers his services as a bodyguard to anyone who is willing to come forward and provide information about the drug lords' activities. He is soon approached by a mysterious woman claiming to have important information and asking for Chiba's protection. She seems to be legitimate, but is she really what she appears to be? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Viva Chiba! See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

September 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kiba, The Bodyguard See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The quote at the beginning of the movie was used almost word for word in the Quentin Tarantino film Pulp Fiction. This explains why the bible passage is different when looked up, as it has been translated and reworded at least three times. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: The path of the righteous man and defender is beset on all sides by the iniquity of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper, and the father of lost children. And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious anger, who poison and destroy my brothers; and they shall know that I am Chiba the Bodyguard when I shall lay my vengeance upon them!
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Alternate Versions

1976 version entitled The Bodyguard has added appearances of actors Bill Louie and Aaron Banks at beginning. See more »

Connections

References Chou (1972) See more »

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The Bodyguard is an enjoyable movie
13 October 2005 | by grshadySee all my reviews

Anything that has Sonny Chiba deserves at least a 5. I don't know what idiot would only rate this movie at 3. This movie is good for anyone that can truly appreciate a solid martial arts movie. It is about a woman who drug bosses in Japan want to kill. She asks for a bodyguard and Sonny Chiba answers the call. The movie starts with a scene in which 2 men are pretending to be Bruce Lee and Sonny Chiba from the real world. While this has nothing to do with the movie, who hasn't played that scenario in their mind? It may be a slow movie, but that doesn't make it boring. I would recommend this movie to anyone who truly likes Sonny Chiba. On top of this, the movie starts with a little quote that is supposed to be from Ezekiel 29:17 (but it is not). This will be very interesting to all of you extremely cool Pulp Fiction fans.


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