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Writer:
Bruce Lee (screenplay)
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Release Date:
14 August 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Colosseum . . the battleground of Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris [Video Australia] See more »
Plot:
A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
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User Reviews:
Boards don't hit back... See more (100 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Bruce Lee ... Tang Lung / Dragon
Nora Miao ... Chen Ching Hua

Chuck Norris ... Colt
Ping Ou Wei ... Ho (as Paul Wei Ping-Ao)
Chung-Hsin Huang ... 'Uncle' Wang (as Wang Chung Hsin)

Robert Wall ... 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
Lo-Ba Chen ... Robert (as Robert Chen)
Jon T. Benn ... Thugs' Boss
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Kaye ... Tang Lung / Dragon (voice)
Homan Tapsell ... Gunman
Robert Baker ... Thug (uncredited)
Riccardo Billi ... Bank Manager (uncredited)
Russell Cawthorne ... Man at Airport (uncredited)
Franz Colangeli ... Man at Airport (uncredited)
John Derbyshire ... Thug (uncredited)
Alexander Grand ... Thug (uncredited)
Jim James ... Thug (uncredited)
Ching-Ying Lam ... Thug (uncredited)
Giuseppe Marrocco ... Man at Airport (uncredited)
Andre Morgan ... Thug (uncredited)
Anders Nelsson ... Thug (uncredited)
Ho Pich ... Thugs' Chief (uncredited)
Biao Yuen ... Thug (uncredited)

Directed by
Bruce Lee 
 
Writing credits
Bruce Lee (screenplay)

Produced by
Raymond Chow .... producer
Bruce Lee .... producer
 
Original Music by
Joseph Koo 
 
Cinematography by
Tadashi Nishimoto  (as Ho Lang Shang)
 
Film Editing by
Yao Chung Chang  (as Chang Yao Chung)
 
Art Direction by
Hsin Chien  (as Chen Hsin)
 
Makeup Department
Tse Ming Hsieh .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Chaplin Chang .... production manager
Chi-Chung Kwan .... production manager (as Kuan Chih Chung)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yao-Chang Chih .... assistant director (as Chih Yao Chang)
 
Art Department
Shun-Chang Huang .... props
Chan Chap Hung .... titles design
Wan-On Shing .... props
 
Sound Department
Shao Lung Chou .... sound recordist
Ping Wong .... dubbing (as Ping Wang)
 
Stunts
Robert Baker .... stunts
Ching-Ying Lam .... stunts
Bruce Lee .... martial arts director
Little Unicorn .... assistant martial arts director
Robert Wall .... stunts
Biao Yuen .... stunts
Wah Yuen .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hui-Yan Cheng .... gaffer
Hsi-Ming Liang .... assistant cinematographer (as Liang Hsi Min)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sheng-Hsi Chu .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Simon Broderick .... colorist
 
Other crew
Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung .... script supervisor (as Tung Jo Chang)
Little Unicorn .... production assistant (as Unicorn)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Meng long guo jiang" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Fury of the Dragon" - Europe (English title)
"Return of the Dragon" - USA (dubbed version)
"Revenge of the Dragon" - USA (cable TV title)
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Runtime:
100 min | USA:90 min
Country:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:14A | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (DVD rating: 2001) | Finland:K-16 (cut: 1989) | Finland:(Banned) (1975) | France:U | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2011) | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:12 | Ireland:18 | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:M | Norway:(Banned) (video) (1988-1995) | Norway:18 (video premiere) (1982) | Norway:(Banned) (1975-2003) (cinema release) | Portugal:M/16 (original rating) (censored) | Portugal:M/18 (re-rating) (re-release) | South Korea:15 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Sweden:(Banned) (1975) | UK:18 | UK:X (original rating) | USA:R | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the Chinese language versions of the film (Cantonese and Mandarin), Korean actor Wong In-Sik actually spoke both English ("Who can do Karate better than the Japanese?") and Japanese ("Omae wa Tang Long ka?" meaning "Are you Tang Long?).See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: In the opening credits it lists "Directed and Scriped" by Bruce Lee. It should read "Scripted", with a T.See more »
Quotes:
Chen Ching Hua:How do you like this place?
Tang Lung:Its a waste. All of this. In Hong Kong, I would build on it. Make money.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Fei Lung gwoh gong (1978)See more »
Soundtrack:
As A JudgementSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the old British VHS and the Uncensored Version? How about the US Version?
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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Boards don't hit back..., 20 April 2005
Author: YOU TALKlN TO ME from United States

...and neither do the villains, because they never have a chance to. Bruce Lee is awesome yet again in this cool story about a Martial Arts expert helping his Uncle to save his restaurant from gangsters in Rome.

The fight scenes in this movie are well done. Bruce Lee takes on hordes of bad guys as if they were flies. Possibly the most famous scene in this movie is the legendary battle between Bruce Lee and chuck Norris (Undoubtly the role that gave him his break.) It's a great fight and one that will mark this film down in the history of classic Kung Fu cinema films.

Do not let this be confused with Enter The Dragon, as they are two completely different movies. The basic misconception is that this is Enter The Dragon's sequel, when in fact that came later, and if I'm not mistaken was Bruce Lee's last film.

I wish Kung Fu movies these days were as good as this.

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