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Director:
Writer:
Wei Lo (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 March 1972 (Hong Kong) See more »
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Tagline:
Bruce Lee is DYNAMITE! [UK] See more »
Plot:
A young man seeks vengence for the death of his teacher. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins See more »
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(99 articles)
User Reviews:
Lee's most conventional martial arts film, but still classic stuff See more (68 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Bruce Lee ... Chen Zhen
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
Wei Lo ... Inspector
Yi Feng ... Yoshida (as Fung Yi)
Ping Ou Wei ... Interpreter Wu
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Chan ... Japanese fighter
Tom Chan
Hsi Chang ... Wake eulogist
Chuan Chen
Ching-Ying Lam ... Japanese fighter

Jackie Chan ... Jing Wu student (uncredited)
Alexander Grand ... Gate Guard (uncredited)
Kwok Choi Hon ... Dojo student (uncredited)
Hsing Chung Hung ... Dojo student (uncredited)
Jim James ... Extra (uncredited)
Mars ... (uncredited)
Hidy Ochiai ... Japanese fighter (uncredited)
Chien-Po Tsen ... (uncredited)
Little Unicorn ... Jing Wu student (uncredited)
Ming-Tsai Wu ... Dojo student (uncredited)
Biao Yuen ... Extra (uncredited)
Corey Yuen ... Japanese fighter (uncredited)

Wah Yuen ... Man who mocks Chen at the gate (uncredited)
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Directed by
Wei Lo 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Wei Lo  screenplay (as Lo Wei)

Produced by
Raymond Chow .... producer
Liang Hua Liu .... associate producer (as Liu Liang Hua)
 
Original Music by
Joseph Koo  (as Ku Chia Hui)
 
Cinematography by
Ching-Chu Chen 
 
Film Editing by
Yao Chung Chang  (as Chang Yao Chung)
 
Production Design by
Wei Lo  (as Lo Wei)
 
Art Direction by
Hsin Chien  (as Chen Hsin)
 
Costume Design by
Sheng-Hsi Chu 
 
Makeup Department
Kuo Hsiung Chen .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Liang Hua Liu .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yao-Chang Chih .... assistant director (as Chih Yao Ching)
 
Art Department
Wen Chun Ma .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Ping Wong .... sound mixer
 
Stunts
Robert Baker .... stunts
Jackie Chan .... stunt double
Jackie Chan .... stunts
Ying-Chieh Han .... fighting instructor (as Han Ying Chieh)
Ching-Ying Lam .... stunts
Mars .... stunts
Little Unicorn .... stunts
Biao Yuen .... stunts
Wah Yuen .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hui-Yan Cheng .... lighting technician (as Chen Wei Jan)
Yiu-Tsou Cheung .... assistant camera
 
Other crew
Yang Kao .... script supervisor
Chia-Chen Tu .... production assistant
Chia-Cheng Tu .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jing wu men" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Fist of Fury" - Hong Kong (English title), International (English title) (imdb display title), UK (imdb display title), USA (imdb display title)
"Ching Wu School" - Canada (English title) (informal English title)
"Laugh Track: Chinese Connection" - USA (video title (redubbed comic version))
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Runtime:
Argentina:108 min | UK:102 min (PAL) | USA:107 min | Hong Kong:102 min | France:95 min | West Germany:99 min (initial release)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:14A | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (DVD rating) | Finland:(Banned) (1978) | France:-12 | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2011) | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | New Zealand:R16 (original rating, cut version) | New Zealand:M (re-rating, uncut) | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Portugal:M/16 | South Korea:15 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18
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Trivia:
In the film, Bruce Lee's character sets out to avenge the death of his teacher Huo Yuanjia (Fok Yuen Gap) and at one point during the film, the Chinese Wushu students are called "sick men of Asia" by their rivals. In real life, Huo Yuanjia was a legendary Wushu martial artist and in 1901, accepted the challenge of a Russian fighter who called all Chinese people "sick men of Asia".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The "Magic Pants" goof. Bruce Lee enters the Japanese Karate school for the first time carrying the framed and glass-covered "Dung Ya Bing Fu" sign. A fight between Bruce and the entire dojo breaks out. As he whirls around fighting his waist sash loosens and his kung fu pants sag deeply, revealing about three inches of white underwear from the back. Then a sudden cut shows Bruce posing motionless having defeated the current round of Japanese attackers. His pants? Tied up around the waist, nice and snug. Now that's some kung fu!See more »
Quotes:
Chen:Whenever you're ready, I'll take on any japanese here.See more »
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FAQ

What are the differences between the old British VHS and the Uncensored Version?
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24 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Lee's most conventional martial arts film, but still classic stuff, 19 October 2004
Author: DrLenera

The second of the Bruce Lee-starring movies is in terms of plot a lot less interesting than the first. Here, we have the 'student sets out to avenge his master's death' which was already the major storyline of most martial arts films. However, it is handled in a more realistic way then usual and technically it is far superior. Lee was allowed to choreograph his own fights and his battle with Japanese martial artists in their school and climactic duels with a Russian boxer and a Japanese swordsman remains classic fight scenes.

The film drags somewhat in the middle although the lengthy dialogue scene between Lee and his girlfriend was another step forward for the Hong Kong martial arts movie, vivid proof that Lee was a pretty good ACTOR. By contrast, Lee's final farewell to his girlfriend is all the more powerful for being done completely without dialogue at all. The ending is the most powerful and moving of all the Lee films, the final freeze frame managing to encapsulate Lee's grace and power in a single shot.

Many mock Lee's films as being silly and just consisting of fighting. Both accusations are completely untrue. They have far less fights than most films of this kind and, at least in the three Hong Kong films he made, there is a clear message that violence does not solve anything. They may not have the polish of the more recent works of Jackie Chan and Jet Lee but their power remains undiminished, as long as of course one does not watch the awful dubbed versions!

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