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Bruce Lee: The Man, the Myth (1976)

Li Xiao Long zhuan qi (original title)
Fighting sequences and drama of the famed martial arts icon grace this biopic as he goes from Hong Kong, to studying at the University of Washington in Seattle, to California, and the ... See full summary »

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See-Yuen Ng

Writer:

See-Yuen Ng (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
David Chow David Chow ... Murayaki
Kuei Chang
Chi-Min Chin Chi-Min Chin
Little Unicorn ... Himself
Carl Scott
Ping Ou Wei
Hsiao-Hu Lin Hsiao-Hu Lin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chih-po Chao Chih-po Chao
Betty Chen Betty Chen
Alan Chung San Chui
Chan-Chi Chung Chan-Chi Chung
Tsan-Chi Chung Tsan-Chi Chung
Roberta Ciappi Roberta Ciappi ... Daughter of Italian Mobster
Ernest Curtis Ernest Curtis
Hark-On Fung ... Challenger to Bruce Lee on 'Enter the Dragon' Set
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Storyline

Fighting sequences and drama of the famed martial arts icon grace this biopic as he goes from Hong Kong, to studying at the University of Washington in Seattle, to California, and the beginnings of his Hollywood career. As he continues his film career after his return to Hong Kong, the many fight challenges to him are featured from Thailand to Italy. Bruce's family is briefly featured along with his real life long best friend Little Unicorn (who portrays himself). While liberties have been taken (as in any biopic), this is a chronologically correct depiction of his rise-to-fame to his untimely demise. Written by Lonely Soldier Boy

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Certificate:

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

28 October 1976 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Bruce Lee: The Man, the Myth See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Eternal Film Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The score over the opening scene depicting paramedics rushing an unconscious Bruce Lee to the hospital is actually "Hell is Comin' to Breakfast Part 2," a cue recycled from Clint Eastwood's classic western, The Outlaw Josey Wales. See more »

Alternate Versions

All UK versions are cut to remove the nunchaku fight scene See more »

Connections

References Enter the Dragon (1973) See more »

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15 October 2017 | by martin-fennellSee all my reviews

If this is the true story of Bruce Lee, he certainly led a pretty hectic life. All he seems to do is get into fights. BUt they are pretty well staged, and they make exciting viewing.. Li is a good lookalike. and does a good impression of him. But he has neither the charisma or style of the man. What it all boils down to is just another cash in. on the icon's death. THe exercise sequences are the most interesting


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