The Challenge (1981)

Challenge
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 52mins.
Genres Action
Keywords martial arts
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jerry Goldsmith Music n/a 120781 8000001
Akio Kameda Actor Boxer 1 1000014
Tim Cooney Boom Operator n/a 215 14000001
John Glascock Sound sound recording 120816 14000002
Masatoshi Utsumi Wardrobe (women) 120823 13000006
Yukio Ueda Makeup n/a 353 13000004
John T Reitz Sound sound rerecording 120816 14000003
Hiroshi Hamazaki Wardrobe (men) 120823 13000005
Joe Citarella Sound sound rerecording 120816 14000005
Rye Kuze Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Katsumi Shirono Stunts n/a 240 19000002
Koichi Haruta Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
Alan Robert Murray Sound Editor n/a 229 14000007
Bob Dawn Makeup n/a 353 13000003
Robert Henderson Sound Editor sound editor supervisor 229 14000006
David E Campbell Sound sound rerecording 120816 14000004
Etsuko Yagyu Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
Yoshiyuki Ishida Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Koichi Hammamura Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Scott Glenn Song Performer ("Deep in the Heart of Texas") 120788 8000010
June Hershey Song ("Deep in the Heart of Texas") 120859 8000009
Don Swander Song ("Deep in the Heart of Texas") 120859 8000008
Yoshiyuki Ishida Art Director art direction 183 9000003
Hisao Nabeshima Casting (Japan) 179 10000001
Ryu Kuse Advisor martial arts coordinator 120821 12000003
Noboru Ishihara Stunts n/a 240 19000003
Steven Seagal Advisor martial arts coordinator 120821 12000002
Wai Kwan Hung Technical Advisor (production) 537 12000001
Patricia Mock Casting (USA) 179 10000002
Masato Abe Hair hairstyles 120794 13000002
Toshio Matsushima Stunts n/a 240 19000005
Yoshikazu Yoshimoto Stunts n/a 240 19000024
Kazunori Asano Stunts n/a 240 19000025
Yoshifumi Tsuboike Stunts n/a 240 19000023
Seiji Nishino Stunts n/a 240 19000022
Hiroshi Oike Stunts n/a 240 19000020
Yuichi Yoneda Stunts n/a 240 19000021
Akira Kato Stunts n/a 240 19000026
Takashi Okamura Stunts n/a 240 19000027
Rye Kuze Other sword coordinator 120795 26000001
Lou Dyer Unit Publicist n/a 231 29000001
Kyoji Sasaki Props n/a 120817 24000001
Roger Hanson Special Effects n/a 168 23000001
Shigeji Aoki Stunts n/a 240 19000028
Takafuni Yanaka Stunts n/a 240 19000019
Kenji Ono Stunts n/a 240 19000018
Yoshio Otake Stunts n/a 240 19000009
Hiroyuki Yuasa Stunts n/a 240 19000010
Mitsuyuki Oshima Stunts n/a 240 19000008
Kazuo Arai Stunts n/a 240 19000007
Kouichi Makigami Song ("Museum in the Rain") 120859 8000007
Takashi Totsuka Stunts n/a 240 19000006
Kan'ichi Hayashi Stunts n/a 240 19000011
Akiyoshi Arima Stunts n/a 240 19000012
Haruo Matsuoka Stunts n/a 240 19000016
Michio Harada Stunts n/a 240 19000017
Tsunco Ito Stunts n/a 240 19000015
Roku Yoshinaka Stunts n/a 240 19000014
Masuji Fujiwara Stunts n/a 240 19000013
Masaru Sakurai Stunts n/a 240 19000004
Robert Takagi Music Editor n/a 214 8000005
Kezunaga Tsuji Actor Hashimoto 1 1000023
Kusuo Kita Actor Thug 1 1000024
Henry Celis Actor Jorge 1 1000022
Roy Andrews Actor Hangeron 1 1000021
Pat McNamara Actor Fight Promoter 1 1000019
Pamela Bowman Actor Gym Girl 1 1000020
Naoto Fujita Actor Tanaka 1 1000025
Masao Hisanori Actor Oshima 1 1000026
Shigehiro Kino Actor Van Driver 1 1000030
Katsutoshi Nakayama Actor Taxi Driver 1 1000031
Minoru Sanada Actor Porter 1 1000029
Toshio Chiba Actor Customs Officer 1 1000028
Ryuji Yamashita Actor Toshio Yoshida--as a Child 1 1000027
Taw Matsuda Actor 2nd Television Monitor Girl 1 1000018
Yuko Okamoto Actor 1st Television Monitor Girl 1 1000017
Clyde Kusatsu Actor Go 1 1000006
Sab Shimono Actor Toshio Yoshida 1 1000007
Calvin Jung Actor Ando 1 1000005
Atsuo Nakamura Actor Hideo Yoshida 1 1000004
Toshiro Mifune Actor Sensei Yoshida 1 1000002
Donna Kei Benz Actor Akiko Yoshida 1 1000003
Kiyoaki Nagai Actor Kubo 1 1000008
Kenta Fukasaku Actor Jiro 1 1000009
Miiko Taka Actor Sensei's Wife 1 1000013
Hisashi Osaka Actor Knifeman 1 1000016
Seiji Miyaguchi Actor Old Man 1 1000012
Yoshio Inaba Actor Instructor 1 1000011
Shogo Shimada Actor Takeshi Yoshida 1 1000010
Masatoshi Ishikawa Actor Thug's Driver 1 1000032
Eriko Sugita Actor 1st Con Person in Bar 1 1000033
June Samson Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000009
Kozo Okazaki Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Toshiro Suzuki Location Manager n/a 193 5000008
Etsu Totoku Assistant Director n/a 163 5000007
Misaichi Shirai Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Toshinori Hirayanagi Assistant Director n/a 163 5000006
Michael A Bensen Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Don Smetzer Photography stills 120835 6000003
Johann Sebastian Bach Music music extract("Air From Overture in D major") 120781 8000004
Scott Glenn Actor Rick Murphy 1 1000001
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Music music extract("Symphonia in G minor No 40 (suite No 3)") 120781 8000003
Steve Polivka Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000002
Jack Wheeler Editor n/a 172 7000001
Miku Abe Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Hisao Nabeshima Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
John Frankenheimer Director n/a 2 2000001
Robert L Rosen Producer n/a 3 3000001
Kanata Uyeno Actor Waitress 1 1000036
Sanaye Nakahara Actor Cashier 1 1000035
Muneshisa Fujita Actor 2nd Con Person in Bar 1 1000034
Ron Beckman Producer n/a 3 3000002
Lyle Poncher Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Alan Levine Unit Production Manager (USA) 182 5000001
Kijuro Ohta Unit Production Manager (Japan) 182 5000002
Ivan Moffatt Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
John Sayles Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Richard Maxwell Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Masamichi Mitama Song ("Museum in the Rain") 120859 8000006
Synopsis
A samurai sword is the focus of a bitter feud between two brothers in Japan, one a businessman and the other one who has followed the traditional samurai path. Unaware of the meaning of the sword, an American boxer who is down on his luck is hired by one of the brothers to bring it back to Japan. Once there, the boxer is thrust into the middle of the conflict.