Armed with a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a weapons dealer in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, but things are not what they seem.
Chen Chen returns to the international compound of China only to learn of his beloved teacher's death. This is compounded by the continual racist harassment by the Japanese population in the area. Unlike his friends, he confronts it head on with his mastery of martial arts while investigating his teacher's murder. Written by
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Because of the movie's racial content and personal disagreements, Bruce Lee quit working with Lo Wei after this movie. See more »
During the extreme close-up of Chen's eyes in the final fight with Petrov, his contact lenses are visible. See more »
[a drunken Wu comes out and beckons to a rickshaw driver... ]
[Chen takes him to a deserted street. Wu staggers out and *then* sees who his driver is]
[falling to his knees]
I was being used, have pity on me! Please, sir! Have pity...
[Chen doesn't make a move, so he quietly creeps up behind him with his fist, but is struck senseless]
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This film is a classic but then all of Bruce's completed films are classics. There are strong anti-Japanese messeges (including one Japanese guy having a tash similar to a certain German dictator) in the film but it has been over 33 years since the film was made and so this can be put down to it being dated. Ultimately it is a film about injustice and Revenge. The Bushido School's general evilness, the injustice against the Chinese in Shanghai and Bruce's (called Chen in this one) hot headedness create a circle of violence which escalates completely out of control. This is an intensely gritty Kung Fu film unlike Bruce's later films which were more escapist in nature and Fist Of Fury has the highest body count in terms of Bruce actually killing people with those fists. The legendary 'Sick Man Of Asia' scene is amazing and the end of Kill Bill clearly homage's this so any Tarentino fan's will get an added joy out of watching this beautiful sequence. DO get the uncut version.
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