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The Bodyguard

R 1977 1h 30m Adventure List
Reviews 45% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
A crime-fighting martial-arts expert tries to crack a particularly tough case. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member Sonny Chiba (apparently playing himself) swears to wipe out the drug trade in Japan, and soon volunteers to become the personal bodyguard of a woman who possesses valuable information. Some stuff happens about the Yakuza fighting the Mafia ... there's a bar that is involved in the drug trade and human trafficking ... and I really have no idea what was happening in this film, but I was grooving at the weirdness and fight scenes. One of the bad guys in this film carries a hatchet with him everywhere, and in one scene he's using it to hack cooked flesh off the head of some animal he's carrying around with him. How can you go too wrong with a film that has that in it? Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Sonny Chiba apparently plays himself so I guess this is a documentary. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Viva Chiba, Viva Chiba, Viva Chiba. The film starts with this repetitive chant and the narrator resisting Ezilkeo 25:17 popularized in the cult film Pulp Fiction. Necro features this narration in his song Viva Necro from his album Die! This classic includes brief but memorable fight scenes from Chiba the Karate master. Based on a popular Japanese comic book by the same name created by Ikki Kajiwara. The film was first released in 1973 and released then in the states in 1976. Sonny Chiba vows revenge when drug traffickers make an attempt on his life. A woman who is being targeted by the same drug dealers hires Sonny Chiba as her bodyguard. Chiba uses the girl to find the drug dealers hideout to eliminate them. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Not a good movie, but this film is where Quentin Tarantino got his Ezekiel speech. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Pretty dull and formulaic. Chiba is badass, and there is some fun violence and exploitative excess, but nothing to really hold your interest for the entire running time. Notable for Tarantino fans, who will recognize the Ezekiel 25:17 quote which originated with this film. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Bloody, violent fun. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A crime-fighting martial-arts expert tries to crack a particularly tough case.
Simon Nuchtern
Original Language
1h 30m