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Bruce Lee: A Dragon Story (1977)

Yong chun jie quan (original title)
Bruce Li plays a young kung fu expert (and waiter) who is trying to live peacefully in San Francisco with his marital arts-challenged friend. But they run afoul of some American thugs, and the fight is on...right!

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Credited cast:
Bruce Li ...
Bruce
Carter Wong ...
(as Wang Chia-Ta)
Kuei Chang
Chi-Min Chin
Jang Lee Hwang ...
Ching Yun-Cheh (as Wang Chang-Li)
Alan Ellerton ...
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Hsiao-Hu Lin
Robert Kerver ...
Mr. Grace
Roy Horan ...
Charlie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Bonet
Phil Cohen ...
White and Brown fighter
Kuan-Hsien Huang
Fa Yuan Li
Chung Lin
Fong Lung
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Bruce Li plays a young kung fu expert (and waiter) who is trying to live peacefully in San Francisco with his marital arts-challenged friend. But they run afoul of some American thugs, and the fight is on...right!

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Pepper can be dangerous
9 February 2004 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

NOTE: This review is for BRUCE'S DEADLY KUNG FU aka BRUCE LEE'S SECRET. The previous one I wrote below was for BRUCE LEE: A DRAGON STORY. Apparently, lots of Bruce Li's films have several names for some reason....

Hmm, this movie's is in middle of the road. Sure it's nothing as sloppy as FISTS OF BRUCE LEE, but not up there with CHINESE STUNTMAN or BRUCE LEE: TRUE STORY. Poor jobless Bruce is down on his luck looking for work. The restaurant scene has Bruce utilizing the Deadly Pepper attack. Very odd. Bruce kills time working out at home much to the dismay of his friend. The biggest laugh in the film comes when the two try to avoid their neighbor referred to endearingly as the `Dragon Lady'. Bruce becomes Bruce the Box Mover and is berated by a toddler. You've got lots of scenes of thugs pulling the "run away!" technique and scenes of dojos, storage docks, and lots of low budget locations. Carter Wong shows up and actually plays a decent role.

Overall, BRUCE LEE'S DEADLY KUNG FU is not bad, but not Bruce Li's best. Will Bruce sell out to Mr. Grace? Who is the guy wearing that FABULOUS cape? See it yourself to find out.


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