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Year 1994
Studio studio
Country United States

Street Fighter

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Street Fighter is a 1994 American action film written and directed by Steven E. de Souza. It is based loosely on the same-titled video games produced by Capcom. The film features an international cast that included Belgian actor Jean-Claude Van Damme (in the role of William F. Guile), Puerto Rican actor Raúl Juliá (as General Bison) and Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue (as Cammy) along with Native American actor Wes Studi (as Victor Sagat), Chinese American actors Ming-Na (as Chun-Li) and Byron Mann (as Ryu), Mexican American actor Damian Chapa (as Ken), African American actor Grand L. Bush (as Balrog) and Hawaiian actor Peter "Navy" Tuiasosopo (as E. Honda).

The film altered the plot of the original game and motives of the Street Fighter characters. It also significantly lightened the tone of the adaptation, inserting several comical interludes (for instance one particular fight scene between E. Honda and Zangief pays homage to the old Godzilla films).

The film was also Raúl Juliá's last performance in a major motion picture before he died of a stroke later that year.

The film was a commercial success, making approximately three times its production costs, but was universally panned by critics and fans of the video game series alike, although the performance by Raúl Juliá as Bison was widely praised by audiences and garnered him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the Saturn Awards.

Two video game tie-ins based on the film were released which used digitized footage of the actors performing fight moves, similar to the presentation in the Mortal Kombat series of games.

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Jean-Claude Van Damme
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Colonel William Guile
Raúl Juliá
Raúl Juliá
General M. Bison
Ming-Na Wen
Ming-Na Wen
Chun-Li Zang
Damian Chapa
Damian Chapa
Ken Masters

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