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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 »
NewsDesk:
(99 articles)
User Reviews:
Bruce Lee's best performance in a best revenge movie. 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)

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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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:
Anachronisms: Approx. one hour into the film, there is a scene where a phonograph player is playing. Record players of that type were not invented until near the end of the 19th Century.See more »
Quotes:
[At the Shanghai Park gate]
Sepoy:Hold it. What do you want?
Chen:I want pass.
Sepoy:Not allowed, I'm afraid.
[Points to a sign that says "No Dogs And Chinese Allowed." A dog walks in]
Chen:And that?
Sepoy:You're the wrong color, so beat it.
[a Japanese official walks by and stops at the gate]
Japanese official:Hey you, come here! You want to get in there? Now, now, tell you what. There's only one thing you have to do. Pretend you're a dog and I'll take you in.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ip Man (2008)See more »
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FAQ

What are the differences between the old British VHS and the Uncensored Version?
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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Bruce Lee's best performance in a best revenge movie., 7 July 2000
Author: obatuyio (obatuyio@hotmail.com) from Lagos, Nigeria

After seeing Fists Of Fury(a.k.a The Big Boss) on T.V, I was surprised that they showed his next movie The Chinese Connections(a.k.a Fist Of Fury) and I really enjoyed and I still love it, Bruce Lee was amazing, and his martial art skills were terrific, but what really amazed me the most was seeing him beating the s**t out of those japanese people, and fighting that Russian. This is the best movie Bruce Lee has made before starring in Enter The Dragon, and if you're a Bruce Lee fan please watch this movie, you'll love this.

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