In 1994, Street Fighter high-kicked its way into cinemas, bringing a popular computer game franchise to the big screen. The movie boasted some well-known faces, and it promised to deliver plenty of action, but alas, Street Fighter was not well received.
The picture – which starred Jean-Claude Van Damme and Kylie Minogue – was a bit of a dud, and it flopped at the box-office. Fans were less than impressed with the finished feature, while general audiences were mostly confused about the whole thing.
However, over time Street Fighter gained cult status. This was largely due to its camp characters, ham acting, and one legendary performance from the late, great Raul Julia.
Julia played chief villain, M. Bison, and he stole the entire movie. It was a part he strongly committed himself to, despite his failing health, and he delivered some of the film’s best scenes… and daftest dialogue.
And speaking of dialogue, today is a great day to revisit some of the best lines from Street Fighter. And when I say “best lines”, I really mean cheesiest.
Below you will find all the good (and not-so good) lines from the movie. Whether you’re a Street Fighter fan or not, be sure to dive in and get a flavour of the film!
Best Street Fighter movie quotes
Chun Li – “It was twenty years ago. You hadn’t promoted yourself to general yet. You were just a petty drug lord. Huh! You and your gang of murderers gathered your small ounce of courage to raid across the border for food… weapons… hmph. Slave labour. My father was the village magistrate. A simple man with a simple code: justice. He gathered the few people that he could to stand against you. You and your bullies were driven back by farmers with pitchforks! My father saved his village at the cost of his own life. You had him shot as you ran away! A hero… at a thousand paces.”
Bison – “I’m sorry. I don’t remember any of it.”
Chun Li – “You don’t remember?”
Bison – “For you, the day Bison graced your village was the most important day of your life. But for me, it was Tuesday.”
Bison – “You have made me a very happy man.”
Colonel Guile – “And next, I’ll make you a dead one.”
Dr. Dhalsim – “If good men do nothing, that is evil enough.”
Zangief – “General Bison is a bad guy? If you know then why do you work for him?”
Dee Jay – “Because he paid me a freakin fortune, Man! If you know what’s good for you you’ll save your own ass!”
Zangief – “…you got paid?”
Bison – “I was hoping to face Guile personally on the battlefield, one gentleman warrior to another, in respectful combat. Then I would snap his spine. Ah.”
Bison – “The road not taken. But why? Why do they still call me a warlord? And mad? All I want to do is to create the perfect genetic soldier! Not for power, not for evil, but for good. Carlos Blanka will be the first of many – they shall march out of my laboratory and sweep away every adversary, every creed, every nation, until the very planet is in the loving grip of the Pax Bisonica. And then peace will reign, and the world, and all humanity, shall bow to me in humble gratitude…”
Zangief – “That vas beautiful.”
Bison – “You still refuse to ACCEPT my God-hood? Keep your own God! In fact, this might be a good time to pray to Him. For I beheld Satan as he fell FROM HEAVEN! LIKE LIGHTNING!”
Capt. Sawada – “A single boat against everything he’s got? The pilot would have to be out of his mind.”
Colonel Guile – “Luckily, Bison has driven me crazy… so I’m going to do it.”
Ken – “I’m sorry I talked you into this.”
Ryu – “I’m sorry I listened.”
Bison – “All I want to do is rule the world, is that so much to ask?”
Colonel Guile – “Troopers! I have just received new orders. Our superiors say the war is cancelled, and we can all go home. Bison is getting paid off for his crimes, and our friends will have died here… will have died for nothing. But… we can all go home. Meanwhile, ideas like peace, freedom and justice – they get packed up. But… we can all go home. Well… I’m not going home. I’m gonna get on my boat, and I’m going up-river, and I’m going to kick that son-of-a-bitch Bison’s ass so HARD… that the next Bison wanna-be is gonna feel it. Now who wants to go home… and who wants to go with ME!”
Bison – “Hiding? What do I have to fear from you? Worker ants scurrying about with their pitiful weapons, afraid of the purity, of unarmed combat!”
Bison – “The temple above us was the wonder of the ancient world. Bisonopolis shall be the wonder of my world. But I think the food court should be larger. All the big franchises will want in.”
Victor Sagat – “This isn’t over, Guile. I own this city!”
Colonel Guile – “Well, I’m the repo man, and you’re out of business.”
Bison – “Ah! Doctor Dhalsim! How is your research today?”
Dr. Dhalsim – “The same. Warped. Corrupted. My science twisted to serve perversion instead of peace.”
Bison – “Tell you what. After I’ve crushed my enemies, we’ll see about getting you published. That should cheer you up, hmm?”
A.N. Official – “Colonel, have you lost your mind?”
Colonel Guile – “No! You’ve lost your balls!”
Colonel Guile – “It’s the Collection Agency, Bison. Your ass is six months overdue, and it’s mine.”
Bison – “Something wrong, Colonel? You come here prepared to fight a madman, and instead you found a god?”
Colonel Guile – “Bison, you’re off the air.”
Victor Sagat – “Is this a joke? This money isn’t even worth the paper it’s printed on!”
Bison – “On the contrary. Every Bison dollar will be worth five British pounds. That is the exchange rate that the bank of England will implement after I kidnap their queen.”
E. Honda – “Watch your back, Li.”
Chun Li – “Oh, I didn’t know you cared.”
Balrog – “We don’t. You’re the only one who can sign our expense accounts.”
Victor Sagat – “Are you with me, or against me?”
Ken – “Uh… is that multiple choice?”
Colonel Guile – “Bison. Are you man enough to fight me?”
Bison – “Anyone who opposes me will be destroyed.”
Bison – “Your masters at the A.N. call me a wild beast. So be it! You do not deserve the martial dignity of a firing squad! No! You shall be killed BY a wild beast, a beast BORN of my own genius! Raise the incubation chamber!”
Cammy – “Cammy here. Are you all right?”
Colonel Guile – “I’m okay. I’m just half dead.”
Cammy – “And Bison?”
Colonel Guile – “All dead.”
Bison – “You think you’re so clever, Guile. Think about this. You have three days. If my twenty billion dollars are not delivered by then, the hostages will die, and the world will hold you responsible! Victory!”
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