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The Bodyguard(Movie, 1976)

Original title: "ボディガード牙" (Japanese/JA)
PG
| 1h 27min | Genres: Action, Thriller
The BodyguardRating: 2.1/5 (with 33 votes)
Karate Kiba or Bodyguard Kiba (ボディガード牙) is a martial-arts film starring Sonny Chiba, released in 1973 and based on an action manga by Ikki Kajiwara. A recut version was released in the U.S. in 1976 as The Bodyguard, with added footage in the first ten minutes of the film. There were three more film adaptations released in 1993, 1994, and 1995 by Takashi Miike at the beginning of his career. ()
Movie poster of The Bodyguard

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About The Bodyguard

Karate master and anti-drug vigilante Chiba returns to his home in Japan, where he holds a press conference announcing his intention to wipe out the nation's drug industry. He also offers his services as a bodyguard to anyone who is willing to come forward and provide information about the drug lords' activities. He is soon approached by a mysterious woman claiming to have important information and asking for Chiba's protection. She seems to be legitimate, but is she really what she appears to be?


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Trailer for The Bodyguard + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

"Kiba - The Bodyguard" (Trailer)(Trailer, 3:46)

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Additional Information

Production country: Japan
Original language: Japanese (JA)
Spoken languages: Japanese (JA)
Translated into 4 languages: German (DE), English (EN), French (FR), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 09/01/1976 (World premiere: 06/30/1973)
Cast: Sonny Chiba, Mas Oyama, Etsuko Shihomi
Director of Photography: Joel Shapiro
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Bodigaado Kiba"
"Bodyguard Kiba"
"Karate Kiba"

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