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Fist of the North Star (1995)

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Based on a graphic novel, this apocalyptic adventure centers on a man who must reverse the cataclysmic conditions of his world.

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Tony Randel

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Buronson (characters from the graphic novels "Hokuto No Ken"), Tetsuo Hara (characters from the graphic novels "Hokuto No Ken") | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Daniels ... Kenshirô
Malcolm McDowell ... Ryuken
Costas Mandylor ... Lord Shin
Downtown Julie Brown ... Charlie
Dante Basco ... Bat
Nalona Herron Nalona Herron ... Lynn
Melvin Van Peebles ... Asher
Clint Howard ... Stalin
Andre Rosey Brown ... Sandman
Paulo Tocha ... Stone
Chris Penn ... Jackal
Tracey Walter ... Paul McCarthy
Rowena Guinness Rowena Guinness ... Jill McCarthy
Isako Washio ... Julia
Michael Charles Friedman Michael Charles Friedman ... Neuter
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Based on a graphic novel, this apocalyptic adventure centers on a man who must reverse the cataclysmic conditions of his world.

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A Legendary Warrior Battles Against The Forces Of Evil.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for continuous brutal and gory violence, and for brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1995 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Hokuto no Ken See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bat dies earlier in the film as opposed to the manga where he remains alive. See more »

Goofs

In the final battle between Kenshiro and Shin towards the ending you can see a hole in Kenshiro's pants between the legs presumably due to the high kicks. See more »

Quotes

Lord Shin: Pick him up!
Julia: No, Kenshiro!
[the guards pick up Kenshiro]
Julia: Kenshiro!
Kenshirô: Julia, tell me you love me.
Julia: Never! I love Kenshiro!
[Lord Shin stabs his fingers into Kenshiro's chest]
Julia: Shin! No, no, don't Shin!
[Kenshiro is screaming]
Lord Shin: Tell me you love me!
[...]
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A Thousand Lies
Written by Robb Flynn, Logan Mader, Adam Duce & Chris Kontos
Performed by Machine Head
Courtesy of Roadrunner Records, Inc.
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Just Awful
12 September 2011 | by drumax-759-417828See all my reviews

I cant even bring myself to write much about this gem but to say it was just awful. Easily one of the worst movies I have ever seen. There was a point while watching that I thought 'is this a joke? are they making fun?' but I concluded that this was no joke. The acting was as bad as the writing and the effects were just terrible. The lead character who could not act to save his life had what were supposed to be scars, they looked like condoms stuck to his body, some of which seemed to be peeling off!! How much did Malcolm McDowell need a paycheck to show up even for the 3 minutes he was on screen? Or Chris Penn who was probably the only half way believable character, even in the outlandish costume he was forced to wear? This film is a complete mess so I would say, unless you want to watch one of the worse movies ever made...avoid this one.


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