->''"What is, is! By your own hand, you have set your destiny in motion, Fist of the North Star!"''
-->-- '''Ryuken''' to Kenshiro

A 1995 LiveActionAdaptation of [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar the popular manga]], directed by Tony Randel[[note]](Also the director of ''Film/HellboundHellraiserII'' and ''Film/{{Ticks}}'')[[/note]].

In a post-apocalyptic future, martial artist named Kenshiro (Gary Daniels) wanders the wasteland in search of Shin (Costas Mandylor), the man who betrayed him and took away his girlfriend Julia (Isako Washio).

Kenshiro's late master Ryuken (Creator/MalcolmMcDowell) advises him on his journey, as he fights his way to Shin's capital city, where he plans the total domination of the wasteland.

!!The film has the examples of:

* AfterTheEnd
* AttemptedRape: Zeed's gang is about to rape a woman, but Kenshiro intervenes.
* BadassBoast:
-->'''Goliath:''' Good, a real fight!
-->'''Kenshiro:''' Your last.
* BaldOfEvil: Most of the bad guys.
* BarrierBustingBlow: Kenshiro kills Kemp by kicking him through a door.
* BigBad: Shin.
* BigNo: Paul can only helplessly respond with this as Zeed's men are about to rape his wife Jill.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Jackal looks at the audience and welcomes them to the future when the townspeople are enslaved.
* TheCameo: [[spoiler:Raoh, known as Rao in this version.]]
* CombatPragmatist: Instead of fighting Ryuken, Shin simply shoots him.
-->[[PreMortemOneLiner This is not a fight; it's an execution]].
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Bat]] dies from his wounds after saving Kenshiro from a bullet.
* TheDragon: Jackal to Shin.
* DualWielding: Kenshiro defeats a mook with two sticks, and then uses them to beat the next mook on his way to Shin.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Stone will gladly take part on wrongdoings, but is clearly distraught whenever children are involved.
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: Kenshiro sees a vision of undead Ryuken rising from the earth and reminding him about his destiny as Fist of the North Star.
* EvilGloating: Before leaving Kenshiro for dead, Shin tells him that he killed Ryuken.
* {{Expy}}: Jackal is basically a renamed Jagi (with the name of another villain from the manga.)
* FashionableAsymmetry: Kenshiro wears only one shoulderpad.
* FlashbackNightmare: Kenshiro dreams about his fight against Shin and the subsequent loss of Julia.
* GiantMook: Kemp of Zeed's gang and Goliath of Crossmen.
* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger: Pulled off by Vision-Zombie-Ryuken towards Kenshiro when he reminds the latter of his destiny.
* GroinAttack: When Shin has Kenshiro down in their initial fight, he stomps him on the nads.
* HostileWeather: Acid rain is a common occurrence.
* MolotovCocktail: Townspeople of Paradise Valley prepare to defend themselves from Crossmen with molotov cocktails.
* {{Mooks}}: Shin's Crossmen.
* NeckSnap: Kenshiro kills Goliath by twisting his neck.
* NoOSHACompliance: The boiler room where Jackal takes away Julia before Shin's confrontation with Kenshiro.
* NoSell: Shin does this to first three attacks from the unnamed Nanto Seiken practitioner before beating him up.
* NumberOfTheBeast: Burned on the side of Zeed's head.
* OffWithHisHead: The Crossmen set a guillotine to Paradise Valley, and Lynn almost becomes its first victim.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Shin keeps to his throne room, planning the future of Southern Cross.
* PosthumousNarration: Ryuken is dead and narrating.
* PowerGlows: Shin's hands glow when he uses his special powers.
* PsychicPowers: Lynn's screaming sends a psychic messages to Kenshiro, and he rushes to help.
* RaceLift: British MalcolmMcDowell probably isn't most people's picuture of a martial arts master named "Ryu-Ken".
* RedRightHand: Most of the Crossmen has defining physical quirks; Jackal's head is in a continual state of pre-explosion, Sandman is missing an eye, Stone has a scaly skin and is asthmatic etc.
* {{Revenge}}: Kenshiro's initial goal, before realizing his true destiny as Fist of the North Star.
* SaharanShipwreck: A submarine houses the [=McCartney=] couple in the wasteland.
* SayMyName: Ryuken calls out to Kenshiro when he is sleeping.
* ScaryBlackMan: Sandman of the Crossmen.
* ScavengerWorld
* SceneryGorn
* SissyVillain: Neuter of Zeed's gang, who wears makeup and is shown putting on lipstick when we first see him.
* SpiritAdvisor: Ryuken advices Kenshiro from the other side.
* TerribleTrio: Zeed and his goons Kemp and Neuter.
* YouAreAlreadyDead
* YourHeadAsplode: Happens to Zeed, offscreen.
** Also Jackal's fate, when Julia manages to remove his protective headstraps.
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