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Director:
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 »
NewsDesk:
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User Reviews:
Lee's most intense movie See more (70 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
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)
Michael Kaye ... Chen Zhen (voice) (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
Peter Cheung  (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:
Virtually all theatrical trailers for the film (most prominently, the original Hong Kong trailer) used Richard Strauss' "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" ("Also Sprach Zarathustra") for the background music.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: At the beginning of the movie when Chen is sent to see his uncle's burial he's given a green umbrella for the rain. When outside he is using an orange umbrella.See more »
Quotes:
[an exhausted Chen comes home after fighting]
Chen:[sadly, to Le-erh] To think I was going to ask you to be my wife...
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Slanted Screen (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
AtmospheresSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the old British VHS and the Uncensored Version?
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20 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Lee's most intense movie, 14 April 2002
Author: abentenjo from Swindon, UK

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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