The Bodyguard

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The Bodyguard (1976, USA/Japan) is a Martial Arts-Action film directed by Tatsuichi Takamori & Simon Nuchtern. Followed by Bodyguard Kiba 2.

Kiba the Bodyguard

Main Details

  • Released in 1976 | Color
  • Running Time: 87 Min.
  • Production Co: Nippon-American Productions
  • Distribution Co: Aquarius Releasing (1976) (USA) (theatrical) (recut version with added footage) (dubbed) | Teitel Amusement (1976) (USA: Midwest) (theatrical) (recut version with added footage) (dubbed) | Danton Films (1978) (Canada) (theatrical) (dubbed)
  • Directed by Tatsuichi Takamori, Simon Nuchtern
  • Starring Sonny Chiba, Sue Shihomi
  • Produced by Terry Levene, Susumu Yoshikawa
  • Original Music by Maurice Sarli
  • Cinematography by Joel Shapiro

Also Known As

Kiba, o aetos pou gremise ton Bruce Lee (Greece) | The Bodyguard (USA) (recut version) | Viva Chiba the Bodyguard | Bodyguard Kiba | Karate Kiba | Kiba, der Leibwächter - Seine Rechte mäht wie eine Sense (Germany) | Viva Chiba! The Bodyguard | Kiba, The Bodyguard | Bodigaado Kiba (original title)


  • Sonny Chiba, hired to kill... If his kick doesn't get you... his fatal fist will!


"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?" (Wikipedia)

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