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Karate Killer (1976)

Kill or Be Killed (original title)
Two former ranking figures of the Axis powers schedule a deadly martial arts tournament in an isolated locale. The two rivals then race to assemble the top competitors from around the world... See full summary »

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Ivan Hall
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Ryan ... Steve Hunt
Charlotte Michelle Charlotte Michelle ... Olga
Norman Coombes Norman Coombes ... Baron von Rudloff
Daniel DuPlessis Daniel DuPlessis ... Chico
Raymond Ho-Tong Raymond Ho-Tong ... Miyagi
Ed Kannemeyer Ed Kannemeyer ... Ruell
Douglas Baggott Douglas Baggott ... Luke
Stuart Parker Stuart Parker
Jorg Henrichsen Jorg Henrichsen
Steve Coetzer Steve Coetzer
Klaus Zungler Klaus Zungler
Phillip Gerber Phillip Gerber
Bevan Bagott Bevan Bagott ... Karateka
Ian Bell Ian Bell ... Karateka
Pieter Burger Pieter Burger ... Karateka
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Storyline

Two former ranking figures of the Axis powers schedule a deadly martial arts tournament in an isolated locale. The two rivals then race to assemble the top competitors from around the world, with Steve Hunt being the most sought after fighter. Written by JD-2 <Badge19@hotmail.com>

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The Greatest Hollywood Martial-Arts Movie ever Made! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Africa | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 1976 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Karate Killer See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Originally released as "Kill or Be Killed," it was popular enough to spawn the sequel "Kill and Kill Again". See more »

Goofs

Most of Steve's high jumps are just filmed with him jumping down and then played in reverse. See more »

Connections

Followed by Kill and Kill Again (1981) See more »

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worth watching for the the bad acting and its unintentional comedic value
15 April 2007 | by disdressed12See all my reviews

i liked this movie,mainly just because of its entertainment value.there are some pretty funny moments,most of them unintentional,i imagine.it is also not very politically correct compared to most of todays movies.if you go into this movie expecting good acting,i think you will be disappointed.but,the movie does have some pretty good martial arts fighting scenes,though at times they are ridiculously absurd and unrealistic.i did like the different fighting styles shown in the movie.the sound effects are horrible,yet are great for their comedic value.the movie is very low budget and the plot is almost non existent.but for action and comedy,you can't go wrong with this movie.it is a classic and very hard to find,but if you come across it, you will likely be very amused,at the least.based on the fight scenes and the comedic value,i give "Kill or be Killed" 8/10*


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