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  • The Challenge (1982)
  • R
    113 min | Action, Drama
The Challenge (1982)
R
113 min | Action, Drama

A down-and-out American boxer becomes involved in a feud between two Japanese brothers.
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Writers
Richard Maxwell (written by) | John Sayles (written by)
Composer
Jerry Goldsmith (music by)
Cinematographer
Production Designer
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Release date
Jul 23, 1982 (United States)

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Cast

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35 cast members
Name Known for
Toshirô Mifune
Yoshida Yoshida   See fewer
Sab Shimono
Toshio Toshio   See fewer
Shôgo Shimada
Father of Yoshida Father of Yoshida   See fewer
Yoshio Inaba
Instructor Instructor   See fewer
Seiji Miyaguchi
Old Man Old Man   See fewer
Miiko Taka
Yoshida's Wife Yoshida's Wife   See fewer
Hisashi Osaka
Knifeman Knifeman   See fewer
Yûko Okamoto
T.V. Monitor Girl #1 T.V. Monitor Girl #1   See fewer
Tae Matsuda
T.V. Monitor Girl #2 T.V. Monitor Girl #2   See fewer
Pat McNamara
Fight Promoter Fight Promoter   See fewer
Pamela Bowman
Girl in Gym Girl in Gym   See fewer
Roy Andrews
Hanger-on Hanger-on   See fewer
Kazunaga Tsuji
Hashimoto Hashimoto   See fewer
Naoto Fujita
Tanaka Tanaka   See fewer
Ryuji Yamashita
Toshio Yoshida (childhood) Toshio Yoshida (childhood)   See fewer
Toshio Chiba
Customs Officer Customs Officer   See fewer
Minoru Sanada
Porter Porter   See fewer
Shigehiro Kino
Van's Driver Van's Driver   See fewer
Katsutoshi Nakayama
Taxi Driver Taxi Driver   See fewer
Masatoshi Ishikawa
Thug's Driver Thug's Driver   See fewer
Eriko Sugita
Woman #1 in Bar Woman #1 in Bar   See fewer
Sôkyû Fujita
Man in Bar (as Munehisa Fujita) Man in Bar (as Munehisa Fujita)   See fewer
Sanae Nakahara
Cashier (as Sanaye Nakahara) Cashier (as Sanaye Nakahara)   See fewer
Kanata Uyeno
Waitress Waitress   See fewer
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