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The Chinese Connection (1972)

Jing wu men (original title)
A young man seeks vengence for the death of his teacher.

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Yuan Le-erh (as Miao Ker Hsiu)
James Tien ...
Fan Chun-hsia
Maria Yi ...
Yen
Robert Baker ...
Fu Ching Chen ...
Chao
Shan Chin ...
Tung
Ying-Chieh Han ...
Feng Kwai-sher
Chikara Hashimoto ...
Hiroshi Suzuki (as Riki Hashimoto)
Jun Katsumura ...
Suzuki's bodyguard
Chung-Hsin Huang ...
Tien
Kun Li ...
Hsu (as Quin Lee)
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Fan
Ying-Chi Li ...
Li (as Yin Chi Lee)
Tony Liu ...
Chin
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Returning to Shanghai to marry his fiancée, Chen Zhen (Bruce Lee) a student of renowned martial arts teacher Huo Yuanjia, discovers his sifu has died. During the funeral, members of a local Japanese dojo show up and insult the Chinese students. The bullying continues, with Chen fighting back, but when he discovers the truth - that his teacher was poisoned on the orders of the dojo's master - he sets off on a doomed mission of revenge. Written by Matti-Man

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Bruce Lee claims his revenge through death and beyond. See more »


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9 September 1972 (USA)  »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Robert Baker was a student and friend of Bruce Lee's and was recommended for the role by Lee. See more »

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When Bruce is spinning the two Bushido students in the Bushido school, they are clearly two lightweight dummies. See more »

Quotes

Petrov: [Suzuki want's to kill Chen but Petrov stops him] Let me take care of him.
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Referenced in Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014) See more »

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Written by György Ligeti
Performed by Das Orchester des Südwestfunks Baden-Baden
Courtesy of MGM Records
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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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