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Tekken (2010)

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Jin Kazama witnesses the death of his mother Jun by Tekken in the slums known as Anvil. After finding a Tekken ID he decides to seek out vengeance for his mother's death.

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Dwight H. Little (as Dwight Little)

Writer:

Alan B. McElroy (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Foo ... Jin Kazama
Kelly Overton ... Christie Monteiro
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Heihachi Mishima
Ian Anthony Dale ... Kazuya Mishima
Cung Le ... Marshall Law (as Cung Lee)
Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Raven
Luke Goss ... Steve Fox
Mircea Monroe ... Kara
Tamlyn Tomita ... Jun Kazama
Candice Hillebrand Candice Hillebrand ... Nina Williams (as Candicé Hillebrand)
Marian Zapico ... Anna Williams
Gary Daniels ... Bryan Fury
John Pyper-Ferguson ... Bonner
Roger Huerta Roger Huerta ... Miguel Rojo
Lateef Crowder ... Eddy Gordo
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Storyline

The year is 2039. World wars have destroyed everything and territories are run by corporations, the mightiest -- and cruelest -- of which is Tekken. Jin Kazama (John Foo) witnesses the death of his mother Jun (Tomita) by Tekken in the slums known as Anvil. Vowing vengeance, and armed only with his street smarts and raw fighting skills, he enters a dangerous and potentially deadly combat tournament, where he must defeat the world's most elite fighters to become the "King of the Iron Fist." Written by Official site

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Survival is no game.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and brutal fighting throughout, and for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

20 March 2010 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Teken See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$967,369
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The box office collection of the film allowed the production and elaboration of a prequel released in 2014 under the title Tekken 2: Kazuya's Revenge (also known as Tekken: A Man Called X) which received more negative views than its previous film. See more »

Goofs

Miguels tattoo switches arms in the scenes when he is waiting for Jin to enter the arena. See more »

Quotes

Kazuya: [as the gates close] What no hugs for your old man?
Jin Kazama: [charges furiously at Kazuya but Jack smacks him down]
Kazuya: [pulls out a gun and points a Jin's cheek] I remember your mother, she put up a quite a fight. Frankly, if I knew that whore was pregnant. I would have killed her right then and there.
Kazuya: [Jin angrily glare at Kazuya] You want to kill me don't you. I understand that.
Kazuya: [pulls the gun away from Jin] But in order to get to me, you have to kill the champion, Bryan Fury. That's how Iron Fist works.
Jin Kazama: [...]
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Crazy Credits

After the film's end, there's an additional scene, showing Kazuya Mishima in a jail, then Heihachi Mishima with a Tekken soldier about to execute him. Heihachi Mishima repeats that he is Tekken and that the soldier should obey him. The soldier does just that and Heihachi Mishima is spared execution. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from Tekken (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Going Down
Written by Antonina Armato (as Antonina Amato), Tim James, Emma Anzai and Shimon Moore
Performed by Sick Puppies
Courtesy of Virgin Records America
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

Tekken didn't blow me away, but it's much better than I expected.
27 September 2011 | by lewiskendellSee all my reviews

"You will fight, the world will watch, and my legacy will be written with your blood."

Tekken actually wasn't half-bad. I'm as surprised to be saying that as you probably are to be reading it. 

It probably helped that the bar is so low for video game adaptations, and that the last such movie I saw was King of Fighters, which was awful to an absurd degree. Tekken can't help but look good in comparison to that. It helps that it makes at least an effort to keep some of the story and characters from the games, while offering frequent decent, if not great, fight scenes. The overuse of flashbacks gets a little old, but that's a much more minor issue than I was expecting Tekken to have.

I have to mention that Tekken looks pretty good, with some impressive sets and a slick, high-budget veneer. The main actors are adequate, with John Foo as Jin being a capable fighter and believable enough as an earnest and ultimately good-hearted guy. Kelly Overton doesn't have a lot to do other than look hot in her greatly revised role as Christie, but she's infinitely qualified in that particular area. She does okay in her action scenes, too. Ian Anthony Dale is appropriately villainous as Kazuya, and everyone else is at least acceptable. 

Tekken is basically just another fighting tournament movie, placed in a video game setting. But, that's all it really needs to be. The story is simple and straight-forward, and I think that's a good thing. Keep in mind that this isn't supposed to be a 100% accurate adaptation of the game, and it'll probably entertain you. 


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