The Streetfighter

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Main Details

  • Released in 1974
  • Color
  • Running Time: Australia: 91 min | UK: 87 min (cut version) | USA: 75 min (R-rated version) | USA: 91 min (unrated version)
  • Production Co: Toei Company
  • Distribution Co: New Line Cinema (1974) (USA) (theatrical) (dubbed)
  • Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa
  • Written by Kôji Takada, Motohiro Torii
  • Starring Sonny Chiba, Goichi Yamada, Yutaka Nakajima, Tony Cetera, Masafumi Suzuki, Masashi Ishibashi
  • Original Music by Toshiaki Tsushima
  • Cinematography by Ken Tsukakoshi

Also Known As

  • Autant en emporte mon nunchaku (France)
  • Chiba ti-mal'la (France) (Creole title)
  • Clash! Killer Fist (International) (literal title) (English title)
  • I Kitrini tigris tou karate enantion tis Mafias (Greece)
  • Sudden Attack: The Killing Fist (literal English title)
  • The Street Fighter
  • Der Wildeste von allen (Germany)


  • If you've got to fight...fight dirty!


Japanese action star Sonny Chiba stars as Terry Tsurugi a cruel killer for hire that gets caught in the center of the yakuza and Chinese triad's plan to kidnap the daughter of a wealthy oil executive. This film was the first ever to be rated X for violence and since its release into Grindhouses in the 70s, it has become a cult classic.