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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 | italy | gangster | colosseum | 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

Bruce Lee dubbed almost all of the English speaking characters in this film including one line for the boss. That line is: "Take him out, but be careful with that gun in public". See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, Bruce Lee is eating several different types of soups and several times he takes a spoonful of an orange colored soup and as he puts it into his mouth some dribbles on his chin. The soup he dribbles on his chin is white. See more »

Quotes

'Uncle' Wang: [betraying] I have to do this! I have to... muahahahahahahahahahahaaaaa...
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Connections

Referenced in Californication: The Way of the Fist (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

As A Judgement
(Colt's Theme)
by Ennio Morricone
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My personal favorite Bruce Lee film.
13 July 2003 | by (Omaha, Nebraska) – See all my reviews

Even though this movie was dubbed, and the dubbing isn't that great. the whole movie is great. I actually find this movie way better then Enter the Dragon. Plus, you got Bruce Lee, writing, starring and directing it, and he knew what to do to make this kung fu movie awesome. I reccomend this one to any kung fu fan who has not seen this one yet... i give it 9 out of 10.


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