'''''[[caption-width-right:300:[[MemeticMutation "OF COURSE!"]] ]]'''''

->''"Van Damme's motivating speech is rightly famous, just as the Hindenburg is a well-known aircraft."''
-->-- '''''Website/{{Cracked}}''''' [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18605_7-baffling-moments-from-worst-video-game-movie-ever.html#ixzz33YRnYxJD on]] Colonel William F. Guile

''Street Fighter'' is a 1994 LiveActionAdaptation of the wildly popular ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series.

In the remote southeast Asian country of Shadaloo, the power mad dictator General M. Bison (Creator/RaulJulia) is trying to usurp power and take over first the country, then the world. [[MemeticMutation OF COURSE!!!]] To fund his megalomaniacal schemes, he's captured several dozen relief workers, who totally are not from the Red Cross, and is holding them hostage for the sum of twenty billion US dollars. It is up to the [[FictionalUnitedNations Allied Nation]] forces, led by Col. William F. Guile (Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme), to get in there, take out Bison, and rescue the hostages. And they have three days to do so before hostages start dying. His immediate subordinates include Lieutenant Cammy (Music/KylieMinogue). and Sergeant [[MagicalNativeAmerican T. Hawk]] (Gregg Rainwater).

Ace reporter Chun-Li Xiang (Creator/MingNaWen), joined by former champion boxer Balrog (Grand L. Bush) and sumotori E. Honda (Peter Navy Tuiasosopo) are sucked into the action, while smugglers Rye-you and Ken (played respectively by Byron Mann and Damian Chapa) conduct shady business deals with local Muay Thai god Victor Sagat (Wes Studi). They, along with the cage fighter Vega (Jay Tavare) are thrown in jail. Meanwhile, Guile's old buddy [[CompositeCharacter Carlos "Charlie" Blanka]] (Robert Mammone) is used in Dr. Dhalsim's (Roshan Seth) SuperSoldier project, to turn him into a green-skinned, super powerful monstrosity. Eventually all parties involved converge on Bison's base for the epic final showdown.

If you're even slightly familiar with the ''Street Fighter'' storyline (at least of what was established at the time ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Super Street Fighter II]]'' was released), you'll notice something seems a little... well, ''off''.

The producers had some strange ideas about how to work the complex characters and storylines in the live action production. They didn't get a lot of them right, to say the least. Though to be fair, at the time the series was still in its infancy and hardly had any information on the characters let alone the story (really, [[ExcusePlot the plot of the second game was that Bison was a bad guy hosting a tournament; that was about it]]), so the writers had to make do with what they had. Adding to this was ExecutiveMeddling from both Capcom and Van Damme on the story as well.

The film is also notable for the late Raul Julia's portrayal of Bison which would be his final role. He took the job knowing he was dying of stomach cancer and [[SoMyKidsCanWatch let his children pick out which movie would be his last]], and apparently wanted to [[HamAndCheese go out on a loud note]] for his final performance.

To say the least, the film is very polarizing to fans of the series. Some consider it [[SoBadItsGood chuckle worthy]] and a GuiltyPleasure, others claim it is a hackneyed presentation of the series. But considering all the memes that stemmed from it, it's most likely a CultClassic.

Aspects of the movie were expanded on in the cartoon ''WesternAnimation/StreetFighter'', which came out shortly after the film.

Fifteen years would pass before another live-action ''Street Fighter'' film would be made, ''Film/StreetFighterTheLegendOfChunLi''.
!!This film provides examples of:

%% Please don't add AdaptationDecay here. It was retooled for InUniverse examples only.
* ActionGirl: Chun-Li and Cammy. They also happen to be the only major female characters in the movie.
* ActuallyIAmHim:
-->'''Sagat:''' Vega is the greatest cage fighter since Iron Fist.\\
'''Ken:''' What happened to him?\\
'''Sagat:''' He retired... and [[RetiredBadass became me]].
* AdaptationalComicRelief: Bison, who is taken seriously as a villain in the games, is presented as LaughablyEvil here.
* AdaptationalDumbass: Zangief may not be the most cerebral character in the games, but he's not an oblivious buffoon like he is in this movie.
* AdaptationalHeroism: Balrog (the boxer) is one of the good guys in this film.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Zangief (a characterization that stuck in [[WesternAnimation/StreetFighter the cartoon]], although he's more ObliviouslyEvil here) and, very glaringly, Dee Jay. Ryu and Ken are a minor case, because they're more on the neutral side of things here. Downplayed with Sagat, whose NobleDemon aspect in the games was not as emphasized as it would be later within the ''SF'' canon.
* AdaptationalWimp:
** Dhalsim, who goes from a [[RubberMan stretching]], fire-breathing yoga master, to a bullied lab technician with no powers. Supposedly, he would have gotten his powers in the sequel, but it was never made. The American cartoon had Dhalsim resemble his video game counterpart more closely, but he still had a role in turning Blanka into a monster.
** Chun-Li at first gives the appearance of being this, but it turns out to be ObfuscatingStupidity.
** Dee Jay goes from being a kickboxer to a computer technician in the employ of Bison.
* AdaptedOut: Fei Long couldn't be worked into the script and was left out of the film. Captain Sawada serves as a substitute of sorts.
* AffablyEvil: Zangief genuinely believes that Bison is a wise leader and that he's fighting for the good guys. He sees their organization as some inspiring movement and expresses love for their "team spirit" while instructing Ken and Ryu.
* AmazonChaser: Only briefly. When Chun-Li manages to get away after finding out Guile faked his death, he says "what a woman" in response to her being called crazy.
* AmbiguouslyBrown:
** Sagat is supposed to be Thai. In this film, he is portrayed by a full-blooded American Indian Cherokee actor, Wes Studi, who plays the Muay Thai master with his thick Oklahoma accent.
** Bison is from an unspecified country, but is portrayed by the great Puerto Rican actor, Raúl Juliá, with no mention at all of the character's origins. It's even stranger when you factor in Ming-Na, an actress from Macau. In the games, Chun-Li is an Interpol agent whose father, a detective, was killed while investigating the global Shadaloo syndicate. But this film seems to suggest Bison is concentrated in a single backwater country.
* AntagonistInMourning: Bison really wishes that Guile was alive... [[SubvertedTrope so he can snap his spine]]. Ah, the road not taken.
* ArtImitatesArt: Bison's RearingHorse painting is just ''Napoleon Crossing the Alps'' after a [[http://s9.postimage.org/l951nxll9/tumblr_ly3dzy2w_Er1qghhwyo1_500.jpg switcheroo.]]
* BananaRepublic: Shadaloo fits the description to a T (backwards tropical country ruled by a small corrupt clique), except that its located in Southeast Asia instead of Latin America.
* BareFistedMonk: Bison carries no weapons and has disdain for anything other than unarmed combat. Upon meeting, Guile is happy to oblige. Later, [[SupernaturalMartialArts things get weird]].
* BerserkButton: Openly [[YoureInsane questioning Bison's sanity]] is definitely ''not'' recommended for anyone keen on staying alive and healthy. He plans to sic Blanka on the kidnapped AN workers simply because they called him "mad".
* BicepPolishingGesture: Guile does this to taunt Bison while being interviewed at the beginning of the movie. Given that it's Jean Claude Van Damme doing it, it's probably the ''[[FlippingTheBird bras d'honneur]]''.
* BigBad: Bison.
* BluntYes:
-->'''Bison:''' You dare to interfere?\\
'''Ryu:''' ... yeah.
* BollywoodNerd: Dhalsim, a yoga master in the games, is now an Indian scientist forced to work for Bison.
* BrandX: The AN, analogous to the United Nations. According to the director's commentary, the UN threatened to sue the pants off the filmmakers if they portrayed them.[[note]]Since that film shows the UN stand-in willing to give in to a terrorists' demands, it's not surprising.[[/note]]
* BrickJoke:
** The Bison Dollars, which Sagat is disgusted at. [[spoiler:Sagat and Dee Jay ultimately end up with a box full of worthless Bison dollars at the end.]]
** The Bisonopolis set [[spoiler:becomes a battleground for Zangief and Honda]].
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: A line so awesome it [[TropeNamer named a trope]]. After Chun-Li explains how Bison's forces attacked her village and [[YouKilledMyFather killed her father]], Bison responds with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVzAMmpMra8 this.]]
-->'''''Website/{{Cracked}}'':''' That's why Dhalsim can't breathe fire in this movie. They needed all the burn for '''that one line'''.
* CallingYourAttacks: A few different examples:
--> '''Cammy:''' ''THRUST KICK!''\\
'''Bison:''' ''[[AltumVidetur PAX BISONICA!]]''
* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: This is why Bison allows Dhalsim to live after Dhalsim makes the mistake of pressing Bison's BerserkButton by calling him psychotic. Dhalsim is the one designing his army of {{Super Soldier}}s that he needs to TakeOverTheWorld, after all.
* CanonForeigner: Captain Sawada, who substitutes [[BruceLeeClone Fei Long]] from the games. He only appeared as a playable character in the two games based on the movies.
* ChewingTheScenery:
--> '''M. Bison:''' You still refuse to ACCEPT...my [[AGodAmI godhood?]] KEEP your own {{God}}! In fact, this might be a good time to PRAY to Him! [[Literature/TheBible For I beheld Satan as he]] '''''[[Literature/TheBible FELL FROM HEAVEN!...LIKE LIIIIIIGHTNIIIIIING!!!]]'''''
* ColonelBadass: Guile. Though he still gets whipped by [[Website/{{Cracked}} a flying punchmonger]]
-->'''Good Bad Flicks:''' Couldn't he have just side-stepped to dodge? I guess it's like the game, and [[SNKBoss Bison's cheap.]]
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The AN Soldiers are clad in blue, while the Bison Troopers sport evil red.
* CoolBoat: The experimental AN stealth ship that Guile, Cammy and Hawk use to spearhead the raid on Bison's base at the climax. Turns invisible, is armored and has a deployable gatling gun. Unfortunately for said boat, Bison's got mines and anti-stealth countermeasures.
* CompositeCharacter: Carlos "Charlie" Blanka, combination of ''Street Fighters'' Charlie Nash and Blanka.
* CrazyPrepared: [[spoiler:Bison has a life support system (CPR, defibrillator, adrenaline injection) built into his uniform, which kicks in after Guile defeats him the first time.]]
* CreateYourOwnHero: Chun-Li says to Bison that her father used to lead an uprising against him when he was killed, supposedly by one of Bison's cronies, and it drove her to avenge him. Bison's response?
--> "For you, the day Bison graced your village was the most important day of your life. ButForMeItWasTuesday."
* CreatorCameo: Capcom's CEO at the time (Kenzo Tsujimoto) makes a cameo appearance during Guile's speech near the end (he's the stout middle-aged Japanese guy who appears prominently in a few shots).
%%* DeadpanSnarker: Dee Jay, oddly enough.
* DeathByIrony: When Bison captures a bunch of AN soldiers, he tells them: "You came from across the world to fight me soldier. Now's your chance." He then challenges each of them to hand-to-hand combat and kills them one by one. Bison also attempts to kill the hostages in this manner by setting Blanka loose on them.
--> '''Bison:''' Your masters at the AN call me a wild beast. So be it. You do not deserve the martial dignity of a firing squad. You shall be killed ''by'' a wild beast!
* {{Dedication}}: "For Raul. Vaya con Dios."[[note]]Go with God.[[/note]]
* DemotedToExtra: Cammy, T. Hawk, and Captain Sawada have very little screen time.
* TheDitz: Zangief. They see on a live video feed that a large vehicle filled with dynamite rigged to blow is about to crash into the very building they are in. Zangief's solution is "Quick! Change the channel!"
* DoNotAdjustYourSet: Bison does this when Guile taunts him on live TV.
* DumbMuscle: Zangief, to the point where he ''actually thought'' that Bison's group were the good guys, fighting against the evil, oppressive AN despite the fact that he knew Bison had taken hostages and was in the middle of ransoming them. And, of course, the scene with the TV, where he thinks changing the channel will make the exploding truck coming at them on live TV go away.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome of the real life kind: see AwesomeDearBoy in the Trivia tab. Julia did it because he was dying of cancer. His children chose his final role.
* {{Egopolis}}: Bisonopolis, the planned future capital of the world under M. Bison's rule.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Bison recruits minions and henchmen from all over the world. The end of the movie even has a joke segment using national stereotypes to make fun of his international regiments.
* EstrogenBrigade: Invoked with Vega's female fans at the prize fight. One of them has a sign asking him to marry her, which she quickly discards after she sees [[ShirtlessScene Ryu.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Subverted. Dee Jay is clearly dismissive of Bison's more insane plans like taking hostages and conquering the world with super-soldiers, but happily ignores Bison's megalomania because of [[OnlyInItForTheMoney the money he's getting paid]].
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Bison can't seem to grasp why people call him horrific and evil. This is coming from the man who never remembers people he's murdered due to his enormous ego considering them so far beneath him, is holding people hostage, and ''has a chandelier made of human bones''.
* EvilCounterpart: Sagat to Ken, as by the end Ken sees Sagat as what he could have become if he had given to his selfishness and greed. And possibly by association Vega to Ryu.
* EvilIsHammy: '''''[[OverlyLongGag OF COURSE!]]'''''
* EvilLaugh: Bison delivers one after gassing most of the heroes.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Bison is willing to do this and expects Dee Jay to do the same, but Dee Jay isn't so enthusiastic about it.
* FailedASpotCheck: Ken and Ryu walk right into the middle of a standoff between Bison and Sagat's forces, loudly announcing the place is going to blow up in 10 minutes. This is justified as Ken and Ryu are working as Guile's undercover agents and if Bison dies at the black market, the hostages will never be found.
* FakingTheDead: Guile's death was staged so that Ken and Ryu could [[ShootYourMate gain acceptance]] with Sagat's gang and [[ReverseMole infiltrate Shadaloo.]]
* FauxActionGirl: Bison accuses Chun-Li of being this, [[spoiler: but that was part of her plan.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Bison is respectful and polite (unless you push his BerserkButton, that is) while making no secret of the fact that he's also a murderous dictator. Bison voices his regret at Guile's apparent demise, for he wanted the two of them to [[WorthyOpponent meet each other in combat as noble warriors]]... right before he would personally snap his spine. He also makes a rather emotional speech that he wants to help mankind by enslaving the world with an army of super soldiers and is very cordial when explaining to Chun-Li why he can't remember killing her father.
* FictionalUnitedNations: The Allied Nations. The organization was created because the real United Nations threatened to sue the filmmakers.
* ForcedToWatch: Sagat placed Ryu in the cage match against Vega, and is making Ken watch because he'll be next.
* FreezeFrameBonus: The barrel that Chun-Li, Balrog, and E. Honda use in their magic act has the Creator/{{Capcom}} logo on it.
* FromBadToWorse: Ken actually says "It got worse" when he and Ryu are lamenting their situation in Sagat's arms market, saying it can't possibly get any worse, right before realizing they're in the middle of a stand off between Bison's and Sagat's {{mooks}}.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: When Balrog and E. Honda are imprisoned in Bison's lair, Balrog tells Honda to give him a hand.[[note]]In helping him break his handcuffs.[[/note]] Honda replies that [[PrisonRape they've only been in jail for two hours; maybe next month]].
* GlobalCurrency: This is what Bison intends for his Bison Dollars to be. As he says, each one will be worth exactly five British pounds, "for that is the price they will set when I kidnap their Queen!" Of course, until that time they're about as valuable as TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}} dollars, which Sagat rudely points out when Bison tries to use them in their arms deal.
-->'''[[http://comicsalliance.com/street-fighter-movie-review/ Chris Sims]]''': On the contrary, Matt. It will only take one Bison Dollar to have your maroon uniform cleaned and pressed. That is the exchange rate that Tide will agree to… once I have kidnapped the Queen of Detergent.
* GlovedFistOfDoom: "Pax Bisonica!"
* GoGoEnslavement: After Bison gets his hands on Chun-Li, she ends up in a {{Qipao}} and make-up. Of course, she's only letting him ''think'' she's helpless.
* AGodAmI: Bison's megalomania grows so large that he claims to be a god in the final showdown with Guile.
-->'''Bison:''' Something wrong, Colonel? You come here prepared to fight a madman, and instead you found a god? [...] You still refuse to accept my godhood? Keep your own God! In fact, this might be a good time to pray to Him!
* HandyCuffs: Chun-Li has her hands bound in front of her. It takes her about two seconds to snap the leather, leaving her with [[MythologyGag spiked wrist guards]] and Bison's ass to kick.
* HeelRealization: Zangief thought he was fighting for the ''good guys''. As soon as he gets the alignments straightened out, he proceeds to help the AN troops:
--> '''Zangief:''' You got... ''paid?''
* HitYouSoHardYourXWillFeelIt:
--> '''Guile:''' I'm gonna get on my boat, and I'm going up river, and I'm going to kick that [[PrecisionFStrike son of a bitch]] Bison's ass so hard that the next Bison wannabe is gonna feel it!
* HolidayInCambodia: Shadaloo is a Southeast Asian country somewhere near Thailand.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Guile tells Chun-Li that the war isn't about her personal vendetta... it's about ''his''. Of course, he also plans to save the hostages, so he's at least thinking more rationally and considering the larger and longer-term consequences of his actions.
* HypocriticalHumor: Chun-Li teases Cammy about her [[GirlishPigtails change in hairstyle]] toward the end of the movie, which Cammy responds with "Look who's talking!" Chun-Li looks up at [[OdangoHair her own hairstyle]] and wordlessly concedes that Cammy is right.
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: Notably ''{{averted|Trope}}'' in the scene when Sagat is making his weapons deal with Bison, everybody is keeping their fingers off the triggers and appears to be pointing the weapons away from each other (though of course, they are in a large room and it's unclear if they are pointing the weapons at anybody ''[[WhatMeasureIsAMook else]]'').
* IgnoredEnemy: Ryu and Ken ignore their captors and have a brief fistfight in the prison camp, but it's a ruse to grab the keys to the lock.
* JerkassRealization: Zangief is stupid enough to not realize that he's working for a colossal asshole until much, much later.
* {{Kaiju}}: The battle between E. Honda and Zangief in the [[ThisIsWhatTheBuildingWillLookLike model of Bisonopolis]] looks like a Kaiju battle when viewed through a security camera.
* LargeHam: Julia's version of Bison is even more fondly remembered than Creator/NorioWakamoto's portrayals:
-->'''''Website/{{Cracked}}'':''' Raul Julia acted like his whole movie was a pantomime and displayed so little knowledge of the game that he probably thought a joystick was something you rented from a Thai ladyboy. But at least he was obviously enjoying himself. Raising the total number of people enjoying the movie to "One," or "[[TakeThat One more than]] ''[[Film/StreetFighterTheLegendOfChunLi Legend of Chun-Li]]''." (To be fair, though, Julia was dying and knew this would be his final film, so he had fun with it.)
* LoadBearingHero: When a door that leads to outside of Bison's doomed fortress threatens to close right on front of our heroes, Zangief, who just had a change of heart, steps in to keep it open.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: There are so many characters who are there just to be there, that you can't really care about any of them.
* LogoJoke: The globe in the Universal VanityPlate becomes embossed into the Shadaloo emblem seen on Bison's cap.
* MercyKill: Subverted. Guile is about to give one to Blanka but is stopped by Dhalsim.
* MindRape: Used on Blanka to transform him into a killing machine. [[spoiler:Blanka overcomes it.]]
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Zangief isn't actually evil, he just happens to be fighting for the wrong people. Fortunately, he realizes this at the end.
* {{Mooks}}: The Shadaloo army, who, appropriately enough given how many are mowed down, wear [[RedShirt red uniforms]].
* MotiveRant: Bison explains to Zangief and Dee Jay that his SuperSoldier-fueled army is intended to unite the world under one rule (his). [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Sound Familiar?]]
* MythologyGag:
** Before Guile and Bison face off, they say their win quotes from the game to each other. Doubles as [[PreAssKickingOneLiner Pre-Asskicking One-Liners]] for them both:
-->'''Guile:''' Are you man enough to fight with me?\\
'''Bison:''' Anyone who opposes me will be destroyed.
** In Bison's bedroom there are several matching sets of officer's caps and bathrobes in bright colors. These all follow Bison's alternate color schemes in the game.
** Toward the end, when Guile finds Blanka and Dhalsim in the laboratory as the Shadaloo base is being destroyed, Dhalsim has lost his hair and has three rivulets of blood running down from the top of his head, much like Dhalsim's face paint in the games.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: Several characters are given first and last names. Ryu and Chun-Li's surnames are Hoshi and Xiang/Zhang, respectively, Sagat's first name (Victor), and Guile's full name and rank (Colonel William F. Guile). Dhalsim is considered his last name since he is referred to as Dr. Dhalsim in the movie.
* NeckLift: Bison does this to Dhalsim after he makes the mistake of pressing Bison's BerserkButton.
* NeckSnap: Inverted. Cammy is shown attempting a neck snap on a mook, but it doesn't seem to work as the guy stays standing and she has to flip him and punch him hard in order to finish him off.
* NewEraSpeech: Bison gives a pretty epic one to his henchmen, who have somewhat different interpretations of it.
* NewscasterCameo: Real NBC/ABC newscaster Sander Vanocur makes an audio-only appearance at the start, as the anchor of "GNT" coverage of the "Crisis in Shadaloo".
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Charlie is mutated and tortured halfway into insanity because Guile decided to make it clear, in front of the ''psychotic dictator'', that he was friends with the leader of the Allied Nations forces.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Bison chooses to sic Blanka on the hostages instead of killing them via firing squad. This allows them to survive long enough for Guile to get them out of harm's way right before the final confrontation.
* NightmareFace: Bison's eyes are disturbingly huge at times. Especially when he says ''"Anyone who opposes me shall be destroyed."''
* NoPronunciationGuide: Ryu's name is incorrectly pronounced "Rye-you". Ironically, Guile, who fails to pronounce every other word in the dictionary, is the only character capable of saying it right. Bison gets it right, too, but he screws up Zangief's name right before that.
* NonIndicativeName: Despite being a fighting game, relatively little of the run-time involves martial arts combat, with Guile vs. Bison being the only extended fight sequence. The large ensemble spends more time shooting and fighting mooks than other named characters.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Guile in the games is American. Guile in the movie is a Belgian-American immigrant? Classic JCVD at work.[[note]]The closest thing to an American accent Guile could claim could be Cajun, but even that's a stretch.[[/note]]
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:After the credits, Bison punches his way out of that wall of monitors.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: A variant with Chun-Li. She never goes anywhere without her two burly bodyguards, Balrog and E. Honda, leaving Bison to think that she's defenseless without them:
-->'''Chun-Li:''' That's exactly... what I ''wanted you to think.''
* ObliviouslyEvil: Bison can't seem to grasp why people call him horrific and evil. This is coming from the man who never remembers people he's murdered due to his enormous ego considering them so far beneath him, is holding people hostage, and ''has a chandelier made of human bones''.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Just as Col. Guile is about to take the fight to Bison's front door, a representative from the AN arrives to give him orders to stand down, as they have decided to accept Bison's ransom demands. Guile then holds a big speech, and goes to battle anyway.
* TheOnlyBeliever: Zangief appears to be the only one of Bison's followers who buys Bison's line of propaganda and thinks that he's a good guy. Everyone else is there to get paid.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Dee Jay only works for Bison because he promised him a fortune, and was fully aware that Bison was a power mad dictator unlike the DumbMuscle Zangief. This became a case of LaserGuidedKarma [[spoiler:as his "fortune" turns out to be stacks of worthless Bison dollars.]]
* OnlyMostlyDead: Bison after the first part of the fight with Guile. His computer quickly revives him.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Bison invokes this when informed of Guile's (fake) death, lamenting that he wanted to be one to defeat Guile.
* OnlySaneMan: Dee Jay serves this role for the villains. When your organization consists of [[AGodAmI a deranged megalomaniac]], a [[DumbMuscle hulking idiot]], and a bunch of mooks who graduated with flying colours from the ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy, it's not hard to qualify as this.
* OneWingedAngel: Guile kills Bison, then calls Cammy to give an update. Meanwhile, the computer revives Bison, pumps him full of adrenaline, then gives him the power to fly and shoot electricity. This is quite funny when you realize this pretty much accurately portrays how FinalBoss AI tends to work in {{fighting game}}s. [[LetsGetDangerous You kick their ass in the first round, and then in the next, they suddenly get way tougher]]. [[SNKBoss And sometimes even use moves they didn't before]] (although Bison could only use electricity in [[RecursiveAdaptation the game of the movie of the game]]).
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Bison, especially with his "[[TemptingFate I know women and you are harmless]]" remark towards [[ActionGirl Chun-Li]]. He also makes fun of the one-eyed Sagat with an "I guess you didn't SEE that, did you?"
* PowerUpgradingDeformation: What was done to Blanka.
%%* PragmaticAdaptation
* PsychoElectro: Bison was already apeshit insane, but he gets even more loopy when his revival causes him to have electric powers.
* PunchClockVillain: Dee Jay, who's OnlyInItForTheMoney:
--> '''Dee Jay:''' Oh, man. I shoulda stayed at Microsoft!
* RaceLift: Most glaringly, E. Honda went from Japanese to Native Hawaiian. Guile changes ethnicity, largely due to [[Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme who's playing him]].
* RaisedHandOfSurvival: At the end, Bison's hand rises out of the debris while a computer voiceover informs us that his batteries are still working. We then see him opening a computer file labeled "[[TakeOverTheWorld World Domination]]" and hitting the replay button.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The reason why Vega only has three lines throughout the entire movie is because Jay Tavare was still learning English at the time.
* RealityEnsues: Chun-Li is shocked to discover that Bison doesn't remember attacking her village or killing her father. It may have been the defining moment of her life, but for him it was just another day at the office and didn't matter one bit.
* RousingSpeech: Guile's "We Can All Go Home" speech:
-->'''Guile:''' Well, I'm not going home. I'm going to get in my boat, and I'm going up the river, and I'm going to kick that son-of-a-bitch Bison's ass so hard, that the next Bison wannabe is gonna feel it. Now who wants to go home, and who wants to go with me?!
* SandInMyEyes: Or, as Cammy claims, tear gas.
* ScaredOfWhatsBehindYou: At one point a weaponless Guile faces off with a bunch of armed Bison mooks. He pulls his knife, and the mooks start backing off. This makes Guile cocky and overconfident until he realizes that Cammy and the rest of his troops have shown up behind him, and that's what the mooks were actually scared of.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: On the one hand, Guile did take out Bison in the end, but on the other hand, he disobeyed a direct order from his superiors and would very likely be court-martialed for military insurrection.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Realizing his job will soon [[StuffBlowingUp cease to exist]], Dee Jay hilariously drops out during Bison's LastStand speech.
* ShipTease: Guile/Chun-Li. Also a bit of Guile/Cammy, though more on her end than his.
* ShirtlessScene: Twice for Ryu. When his shirt is ripped off by one of Sagat's lady followers before he fights Vega at the beginning and by himself, after Vega claws him (shredding the shirt and leaving scratches on Ryu's abdomen) to begin their fight near the films end.
* ShockAndAwe: Bison uses this against Guile in their final battle.
--> '''Bison:''' This is merely Superconductor Electromagnetism.
* SignedUpForTheDental: Dee Jay knows his employer is a power mad dictator. But he pays well.
* TheStinger: [[spoiler:Bison survives the massive explosion and immediately orders his computer to restart his world domination plans.]] [[WesternAnimation/StreetFighter This is to kick start the cartoon.]]
* StockScream: And it's one you'd least expect... wait for it... [[spoiler:[[WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} WAH-HOO-HOO-HOO-HOOEY!]]]]
* SuperSoldier: Bison attempts to turn Blanka into one as the prototype to create an army of them.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute:
** Captain Sawada served as a substitute for Fei Long, who is the only character from the series at the time who didn't appear in the film. This was because of copyright issues due to Fei Long's resemblance to Creator/BruceLee. Among the other reasons, the producers deemed Fei Long "too generic" a character, the uncertainty of how a Hong Kong action movie star would fit in the story and the fact he would risk making Ken and Ryu seem redundant.
** According to one story, Capcom wanted the actor to play Ryu, but his English skills weren't strong enough for the part, so the Sawada character was created to give him something similar he could do.
* SwissBankAccount: Bison has one, which he wants the $20,000,000,000 ransom wired to.
* TakeOverTheWorld: Bison's final objective. It's probably worth noting that he doesn't even come very close. His whole scheme is the hostage thing, at least in the short term. On the other hand, he is flipping ''insane''. If we believe the map, he did take over Burma. That's better than some supervillains.
* ThisIsWhatTheBuildingWillLookLike: The model of Bisonopolis, M. Bison's planned personal capital.
* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: Guile and Bison order their respective allies to leave them alone for the final battle.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Ryu and Ken.
* TitleTheAdaptation: Subverted. The movie is simply called ''Street Fighter''. ''Street Fighter: The Movie'' was the title used for [[RecursiveAdaptation the video game versions]].
* TwoRightsMakeAWrong: Bison, of all people, acknowledges this, straight to their faces:
-->'''Bison:''' Had you worked together instead of against each other, you might have been successful.
* UnwantedAssistance: When Balrog, E. Honda, Ryu and Ken arrived to help Chun-Li, they distracted her long enough for Bison to get away. She said she almost had him.
* VerbThis: E. Honda socks a Bison trooper in the face with a "Fat boy THIS!", not too long after said Bison trooper yanked him and the others along with a "Move it, fat boy".
* VisionaryVillain: Bison wants to create a race of genetically-engineered SuperSoldiers to wipe out all traces of race, nation and creed so that [[WellIntentionedExtremist the whole world can live in peace under his rule]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Bison is a megalomaniacal madman, but he genuinely seems to think that his EvilPlan is for the good of mankind. As he explains in a [[VisionaryVillain visionary speech]], he wants to create an army of genetic {{Super Soldier}}s swearing absolute obedience to him. Then by conquering the world he can do away with conflicts based on race, nation, or creed, and everyone can live peacefully under his dominion.
* WhamLine: "For me, it was Tuesday."
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Dhalsim lectures Guile over this when he decides Charlie is better off dead. Without asking Charlie, of course.
* WhatTheHellHero: Chun-Li calls Guile out for flipping Bison off on live TV. Bison happens to be watching the news and is not pleased:
-->'''Guile:''' ''(to Chun-Li)'' [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor You wanted me on TV, I'm on TV now]] - leave it!
* WillNotBeAVictim: Chun-Li when she is captured by Bison.
* WithUsOrAgainstUs: Sagat says this to Ryu and Ken when they got in the middle of a standoff between Bison and Sagat.
-->'''Ken:''' Is that multiple choice?
* WorthyOpponent: Bison seems to regard Guile as this, but subverts it immediately:
-->'''Bison:''' I was hoping to face Guile personally on the battlefield. One gentleman warrior to another, in respectful combat. [[HypocriticalHumor Then I would snap his spine]].
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Cammy performs ''a victory roll'' on a mook to knock him out.
* WretchedHive: The place where Bison and Sagat were hanging out and making their BlackMarket trades.
* YeahShot: The film ends with the heroes striking poses similar to their winposes from the games shortly after Bison's castle blows up.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: Ryu, let's see: no headband, shirtless, the hair... they made Byron Mann look like he can pass ''much'' more easily as Fei Long!
* YouKilledMyFather: Chun-Li's motivation is that Bison killed her father. Unfortunately for her, Bison doesn't remember any of it. He only remembers [[ButForMeItWasTuesday it was Tuesday]].
-> ''For you, [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife the day you discovered TV Tropes was the most important day of your life]]. But for me, it was Tuesday.''