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The Chinese Connection (1972) More at IMDbPro »Jing wu men (original title)

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Release Date:
1 June 1973 (USA) See more »
Bruce Lee is DYNAMITE! [UK] See more »
A young man seeks vengence for the death of his teacher. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
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  (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
Chikara Hashimoto ... Hiroshi Suzuki (as Riki Hashimoto)
Jun Katsumura ... Suzuki's bodyguard
Chung-Hsin Huang ... Tien
Kun Li ... Hsu (as Quin Lee)

Feng Tien ... Fan
Ying-Chi Li ... Li (as Yin Chi Lee)
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
Hsi Chang ... Wake eulogist
Chuan Chen
Chia-Chung Chou ... Suzuki student

Ching-Ying Lam ... Japanese fighter
Chiang Lo
Wan-On Shing

Jackie Chan ... Jing Wu student (uncredited)
Tien-Chu Chin ... Wake mourner (uncredited)
Alexander Grand ... Gate Guard (uncredited)
Barry Haigh ... Fan Chun-hsia (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Chris Hilton ... Feng Kwai-sher (voice) (uncredited)
Kwok Choi Hon ... Dojo student (uncredited)
Hsing Chung Hung ... Dojo student (uncredited)
Jim James ... Extra (uncredited)
Michael Kaye ... Chen Zhen / Interpreter Wu (voice) (uncredited)
Ping Ko ... Ching Wu Neighbor (uncredited)
Chan-Hsiung Ku ... Wake mourner (uncredited)
Yung-Sheng Kuo ... Man who mocks Chen at the gate (uncredited)
Chiu Jun Lee ... Japanese fighter (uncredited)

Mars ... Dojo student (uncredited)
Hidy Ochiai ... Japanese fighter (uncredited)
Yun-Sheng Pan ... Dojo student (uncredited)
Jhoon Rhee ... Japanese fighter (uncredited)
Ted Thomas ... Tien (voice) (uncredited)
Lin Tsai ... Wake mourner (uncredited)
Chien-Po Tsen ... Dojo student (uncredited)
Little Unicorn ... Jing Wu student (uncredited)
Chi Ming Wong ... Dojo 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
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-Jan Cheng .... lighting technician (as Wei Jan Chen)
Yiu-Tsou Cheung .... assistant camera
Other crew
Yang Kao .... script supervisor
Chia-Chen Tu .... production assistant (as Chia-Cheng Tu)
Chia-Chen 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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Argentina:108 min | UK:102 min (PAL) | USA:107 min | Hong Kong:102 min | France:95 min | West Germany:99 min (initial release)
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (2001) (uncut) | Finland:K-16 (1994) (cut) | Finland:(Banned) (1978) (uncut) | France:Tous publics | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2011) (uncut) | Hong Kong:IIB | Hungary:16 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Portugal:M/16 | Russia:16+ (video rating) | Singapore:PG | Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:X (original rating) | USA:R (certificate #23693) | West Germany:18 (theatrical and VHS version) (cut)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Because of the movie's racial content and personal disagreements, Bruce Lee quit working with Wei Lo after this movie.See more »
Anachronisms: Outside the park that only grants admission to non-Chinese, a couple in 1970s clothing and haircuts walk by. Also, deep in the background 1960s cars are parked.See more »
Petrov:[Suzuki want's to kill Chen but Petrov stops him] Let me take care of him.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Martial Arts Mayhem Vol. 1 (1996) (V)See more »
AtmospheresSee more »


What are the differences between the old British VHS and the Uncensored Version?
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18 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
underrated here but i think i know why..., 11 October 2002
Author: william_blake from Finland

...most of you have seen the dubbed, cutted version. this review is for the uncut version.

bruce lee makes his most memorable performance in this excellent martial art film. the main character is not the perfect kind forgiving guy you always see in these types of movies. he cannot forgive all he can think of is revenge. he's even prepared to kick down some innocent people on the side if need be to achieve his goal.

martial art movies often suffer from the same problems as porn movies do. the lack of a decent plot.

in this one bad guys are really bad guys, the good guy is like 'the punisher', shows anger in every turn but is unable to show his emotions towards his girlfriend. here even the ending is an unconventional one.

a very good film, compared to the remake with jet li bruce lee's movie loses in great fighting scenes, but wins in attitude and depth. jet li wasn't very believable as chen zhen, but you can see the fire burning in bruce's eyes in every single screen.

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