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The Chinese Connection (1972)
"Jing wu men" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Romance  |  9 September 1972 (USA)
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A young man seeks vengence for the death of his teacher.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nora Miao ...
Yuan Le-erh (as Miao Ker Hsiu)
James Tien ...
Fan Chun-hsia
Maria Yi ...
Yen
Robert Baker ...
Petrov
Fu Ching Chen ...
Chao
Shan Chin ...
Tung
Ying-Chieh Han ...
Feng Kwai-sher
Riki Hashimoto ...
Hiroshi Suzuki
Jun Katsumura ...
Suzuki's bodyguard
Chung-Hsin Huang ...
Tien
Kun Li ...
Hsu (as Quin Lee)
Feng Tien ...
Fan
Yin Chi Lee ...
Li
Tony Liu ...
Chin
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Storyline

Chen Chen returns to his former school in Shanghai when he learns that his beloved instructor has been murdered. While investigating the man's death, Chen discovers that a rival Japanese school is operating a drug smuggling ring. To avenge his master's death, Chen takes on both Chinese and Japanese assassins... and even a towering Russian. Written by Miramax

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Bruce Lee has done the impossible... ...HE'S SURPASSED HIMSELF!!! See more »


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9 September 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fist of Fury  »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Virtually all theatrical trailers for the film (most prominently, the original Hong Kong trailer) used Richard Strauss' "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" ("Also Sprach Zarathustra") for the background music. See more »

Goofs

During the final fight between Chen and Yoshida, Chen manages to kick the katana out of Yoshida's hands. While the katana is falling, the blade end is pointing away from Chen. But in the next shot where Yoshida is stabbed, the blade end is facing the opposite direction, towards Chen. See more »

Quotes

Petrov: Now that I've escaped from Russia, I'm your man.
Suzuki: That's very pleasing to me.
Wu: [drunk] What was that? What did he say?
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Connections

Referenced in You Know What's Bullshit: DVD's (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Atmospheres
Written by György Ligeti
Performed by Das Orchester des Südwestfunks Baden-Baden
Courtesy of MGM Records
Brief excerpt, played twice, during dramatic death scenes
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underrated here but i think i know why...
11 October 2002 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

...most of you have seen the dubbed, cutted version. this review is for the uncut version.

bruce lee makes his most memorable performance in this excellent martial art film. the main character is not the perfect kind forgiving guy you always see in these types of movies. he cannot forgive all he can think of is revenge. he's even prepared to kick down some innocent people on the side if need be to achieve his goal.

martial art movies often suffer from the same problems as porn movies do. the lack of a decent plot.

in this one bad guys are really bad guys, the good guy is like 'the punisher', shows anger in every turn but is unable to show his emotions towards his girlfriend. here even the ending is an unconventional one.

a very good film, compared to the remake with jet li bruce lee's movie loses in great fighting scenes, but wins in attitude and depth. jet li wasn't very believable as chen zhen, but you can see the fire burning in bruce's eyes in every single screen.


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