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International action superstar Jean-Claude Van Damme teams with Raul Julia for a thrill-packed adventure on an epic scale from the screenwriter of Die-Hard, 48 HRS. and Commando. Based on the best-selling video game, the film hurtles beyond imagination with explosive action, humor and amazing special effects. Van Damme is Colonel Guile, the Allied Nations commando who leads an elite team of street fighters against the forces of the mad General M. Bison (Julia). Bison, who has hatched an evil plan for world domination, takes dozens of relief workers hostage and gives the world only 72 hours to respond to his twisted demands. In that time, Guile must find the captives and confront Bison in an electrifying battle for the fate of the free world. Featuring sizzling songs by Ice Cube and Hammer, Street Fighter is an exciting, no-holds-barred action film for the whole family.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Though it offers mild entertainment through campy one-liners and the overacting of the late Raul Julia, Street Fighter's nonstop action sequences are not enough to make up for a predictable, uneven storyline.
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Common Sense Says
Campy video game-derived action-fest.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie is based on a well-known martial-arts video game (albeit one not infamous for gruesome violence, as the Mortal Kombat line was), and consequently, there's a lot fighting (believe it or not). Characters are kicked, pummeled, shot at, slashed at, electrocuted, and so on. Almost all of it is bloodless and not taken terribly seriously, though a few seconds of genuine war-atrocity news stock footage are worked into the fantasy. There's no need to be familiar with the game to enjoy the movie, but it helps with character recognition. There's some scattered swearing, smoking, and drinking, and a reference to the drug trade.
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- Genre:Action, Thriller
- Release Date:December 23, 1994
- Audio Format:5.1
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