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

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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
San 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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9 September 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fist of Fury  »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The international title of this film was "Fist of Fury". In the United States the English dubbed version was released under the title "The Chinese Connection" to avoid confusion with "Fists of Fury", the title for the U.S. release of Bruce Lee's previous film The Big Boss (1971). The U.S. title was a play on the title of the highly popular film The French Connection (1971). See more »

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In the final battle as Suzuki is kicked through the shoji screen, you can see his white belt wrapping itself around the stunt wire used to lower him down to the ground below. See more »

Quotes

[an exhausted Chen comes home after fighting]
Chen: [sadly, to Le-erh] To think I was going to ask you to be my wife...
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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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Fury of the Ultimate Action Hero
8 February 2008 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

'Jing wu men' aka 'Fist of Fury' is a classic action film carried by the late Bruce Lee. I've always admired his work and in my opinion his energetic presence alone makes his films worth the watch. Having said this, 'Jing wu men' does have its share of flaws e.g. the sound effect is very poor (good background score) and it's very anti-Japanese. However, one must take into consideration that this is a film made more than 35 years ago. The choreography of the action scenes is superb as Lee leads them with a lethal grace. The acting is competent, though most of the villains appear as caricatures). Lee shines and he excels in the emotional scenes, particularly the graveyard scene and the sequences with his beautiful co-star Nora Miao. The plot is well handled, making the film an entertaining experience that ends on a powerful note.


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