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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 »
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Awards:
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NewsDesk:
(99 articles)
User Reviews:
Bruce Lee ACTS!! See more (67 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-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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Because of the movie's racial content and personal disagreements, Bruce Lee quit working with Lo Wei after this movie.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: As Chen makes his way through the Japanese school at the end of the movie he cautiously goes to open the sliding doors by using one hand and standing to the side. Upon opening the door the scene cuts to the other side and he is suddenly standing centrally and opens both doors together. This happens more than once.See more »
Quotes:
Petrov:Now that I've escaped from Russia, I'm your man.
Suzuki:That's very pleasing to me.
Wu:[drunk] What was that? What did he say?
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Game of Death (1978)See more »
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FAQ

What are the differences between the old British VHS and the Uncensored Version?
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11 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Bruce Lee ACTS!!, 20 March 2000
Author: Enigma-10 from London

This is the one film of Bruce's where I have actually seen him act (Outside of fighting scenes) with any credibility at all.

This film clearly demonstrates the anti-japanese feeling that Hong-Kong and mainland Chinese still posess. This is partly based upon WWII and partly on the thousand years or so of history before then, when China tried to invade Japan, Japan invaded China ect etc.

In fact, the way the Japanese are portrayed in this film is a very stereotypical Chinese one, long, thin pencil moustaches, usually large round glasses, oiled hair and well, evil.

This film goes over the top with this kind of view, and it's a pity as it tends to lessen the impact they were trying to make with the now infamous sign.

The end scene was excellent. It's truly disturbing how close this was to what happened to Brandon.

Shots to the head: Bruce acts - Better storyline than most of the genre - martial arts scenes ok from Bruce

Shots to the foot: Anti-Japanese characterisations go too far - martial art choreography of Bruce's opponents bad - "Kick" scene patently ridiculous.

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