Fist of the North Star (1996)
|With spiritual guidance from his dead father, a super warrior with mystical skills roams the wastelands of the future to battle evil and rescue his love.|
Editor's NoteBased on the graphic novel HOKOTU NO KEN by Buronson & Tetsuo Hara, this live action sci-fi action epic follows the travails of legendary warrior Kenshiro (Gary Daniels), who, with the guidance of his dead father, battles an evil ruler (Costas Mandylor) who has kidnapped his love (Isako Washio). Co-starring Chris Penn, Malcolm McDowell, and Melvin Van Peebles, FIST OF THE NORTH STAR also features a cameo appearance from former MTV veejay "Downtown" Julie Brown.
Cast & Crew
|Melvin Van Peebles|
|Christopher L. Stone - Original Music By|
|Jacques Haitkin - Cinematographer|
|Mark Yellen - Producer|
|Peter Atkins - Screenplay|
|Sonny Baskin - Editor|
|Tony Randel - Screenplay|
|Tony Randel - Director|
|Zane W. Levitt - Producer|
Plot SummaryBased on a graphic novel, this apocalyptic adventure centers on a man who must reverse the cataclysmic conditions of his world.| Nietzschean hero Kenshiro wanders the wastelands of a neo-medieval future. He also attempts to liberate his imprisoned lover from the wicked despot Lord Shin.| Kenshiro carries with him the spiritual philosophy of his deceased father and hones his superhuman skills in preparation for metaphysical battles as well as mortal ones.| Because his role as "Fist of the North Star" prescribes for him an awesome and profound challenge.