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Writer:
Wei Lo (screenplay)
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Release Date:
9 September 1972 (USA) 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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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
Shan 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)

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)
Country:
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 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | 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
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Bruce Lee choreographed his own fight scenes.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: When Bruce is spinning the two Bushido students in the Bushido school, they are clearly two lightweight dummies.See more »
Quotes:
[Chen has overheard the cook saying he poisoned his teacher. Enraged, he bursts in and shoves him against the wall]
Chen:[shouts] Why did you kill my teacher? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why?
[With each "Why?" he puts his fist into the cook. With the last blow, the cook's ribs crack and he dies]
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FAQ

What are the differences between the old British VHS and the Uncensored Version?
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18 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Politically Conscious Kung Fu, 14 December 2004
Author: J. M. Verville from Seoul, Republic of Korea

What makes this Kung Fu classic stand out a bit more is the entire basis for the film: a group of Japanese in Shanghai (probably during the Japanese occupation of this part of China) are abusing the Chinese locals, and insulting them greatly. Constantly referring to the Chinese (as a whole) as the 'sick men of Asia,' and even thinking them lower than dogs (as is shown in some of the scenes).

The entire basis of this Kung Fu film becomes a real reaction to the pain of discrimination and the hatred of a sense of racism that the Japanese dished out to the Chinese, and is based actually off of a real story that followed similar tones. What makes this film very special is the commitment that Bruce Lee has to defeating the Japanese whose goal is to crush the will of the Chinese -- a very accurate reflection of the sentiment that existed.

Overall, this is a very good film that was well done; it has a lot of the defects that films similar to its' genre have (having the grainy feel of Kung Fu films of its' time) but other than the typical, it really sets a standard for Kung Fu and film in general. One can see it, in many ways, as being a good basis for subsequent action and Kung Fu films. A lot of the things in this film were very original and very interesting -- overall, a must see film for anybody who enjoys Action, Kung Fu, or 'political resistance' so to speak. A film for the downtrodden striking back.

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