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The Way of the Dragon (1972)
"Meng long guo jiang" (original title)

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A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them.

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Cast

Cast overview:
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Tang Lung / Dragon
Nora Miao ...
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Ping Ou Wei ...
Ho (as Paul Wei Ping-Ao)
Chung-Hsin Huang ...
'Uncle' Wang (as Wang Chung Hsin)
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Bob
Ing-Sik Whang ...
Japanese Fighter
Di Chin ...
Ah Quen (as Ti Chin)
Tony Liu ...
Tony
Little Unicorn ...
Jimmy
Malisa Longo ...
Italian Beauty
Fu Ching Chen ...
Tommy (as Tommy Chen)
Wu Ngan ...
Waiter
Robert Chen ...
Robert
Jon T. Benn ...
Thugs' Boss
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Storyline

Tang Lung arrives in Rome to help his cousins in the restaurant business. They are being pressured to sell their property to the syndicate, who will stop at nothing to get what they want. When Tang arrives he poses a new threat to the syndicate, and they are unable to defeat him. The syndicate boss hires the best Japanese and European martial artists to fight Tang, but he easily finishes them off. The American martial artist Colt is hired and has a showdown with Tang in Rome's famous Colosseum. Written by Darryl Schneider <fish2@datanet.ab.ca>

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showdown | fight | colosseum | italy | gangster | See more »

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MAN, CAN WE USE HIM NOW! Bruce Lee is back in the fantastic all new adventures of the Super Hero from "Enter the Dragon..." ..his last performance is his best! See more »


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Release Date:

30 December 1972 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Return of the Dragon  »

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Budget:

$130,000 (estimated)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The whole thing was shot without sound, with the actors looping their lines in post-production. See more »

Goofs

The position of Tang Lung and the restaurant workers when they are standing at the boss's office door. See more »

Quotes

Ho: Please, we are friends! Tang Lung is our enemy. Please wait for our boss to come back to decide which one of you will take care of that chinaman. Okay?
[the Japanese fighter spits, which enrages Bob Fred. They start fighting again]
Ho: Ahhhh! Ohh, oh, no, don't, stop it! Oh, ohh, stop it! Stop it!
Boss: STOP IT!
[the fighting stops. Bob Fred spots Colt with the Mob boss and walks over]
Fred: Sensei!
[bows]
Colt: [smirks] Bob's my student.
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Connections

Spoofed in Kung Fu Hustle (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

As A Judgement
(Colt's Theme)
by Ennio Morricone
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Bruce Lee rules!
11 March 2004 | by (Helsinki) – See all my reviews

Bruce Lee really rules. Before this I had seen only "enter the dragon". It is usually considered to bee his best film, so I didn´t really know what to expect from "way of the dragon". I liked it very much. Biggest problem I had with it was that I had to watch the english dubbed version. I prefer the original language! Lee really knew how to entertain the audience. He was funny, but not too funny. I particulary enjoyed the last fighting scene when "Colt" was defeated. For once the bad guy went down with honour! I recommend this to anyone who likes a good kung-fu movie. There might be better ones, but no complains. 8/10


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