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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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Wah Yuen doubled for Bruce Lee in the fight scene between Chen and Yoshida where Chen does a somersault, while Jackie Chan doubled for the villain Suzuki when he is kicked back through the large paper windows. See more »

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When Chen is wheeling his enemy's drunk servant in a rickshaw, he moves through multiple shots starting at night time. One of the shots is complete daylight. Eventually in the final shot it is night time again, making it seem like Chen had been wheeling for 24 hours to wheel this man home. See more »

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Chen: Eat. This time you're eating paper. The next time it's going to be glass.
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Referenced in Kiss of the Dragon (2001) See more »

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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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Lee's most intense movie
14 April 2002 | by (Swindon, UK) – See all my reviews

Undoubtedly Lee's most intense performance, Wei's powerful kung fu classic is ripe with anti-Japanese hysteria and propaganda, so much so that there's not a single pleasant Jap' in the movie (unlike the up-to-date modern re-make). That aside, essentially this is a riotous Bruce Lee vehicle, kicking out trademarks and smashing up all evil in the process. The plot (Lee's sifu poisoned by Japanese school in turn-of-the-century Shanghai) is a valid excuse to string a great line-up of fight sequences together, and what great action this is: Bruce pounds the lights out of a dojo full of evil Japs using only fists, feet and nunchakus, and the duel with Baker (Lee's real-life personal bodyguard) near the movie's end is sheer entertainment typified. Though based on factual events, the subject matter is vastly exaggerated. Nevertheless, as kung fu theatre goes, Fist of Fury is an immensely satisfying experience, and stands as probably Lee's best Hong Kong work.


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