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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 ...
Red and yellow fighter
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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Drama | Action

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Chinese Boxing, Philosophy, and San Fransisco
6 June 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie contains some of the best fight scenes I have ever seen. The plot is typical, but it contains twists that differ from many of the Kung Fu movies from the era. This movie is packed with fighting, and has a great range of martial arts techniques. The soundtrack is unbelievable, although impossible to find nowadays. The English translation is way above par for the era.

The DVD I purchased contained no credits, or any sort of menu at all. The editing is very shaky at times, but I'm sure the equipment in those days was very difficult to use. It appears that this movie could have been filmed anywhere, as there are only a select few scenes that actually show famous places in San Fransisco.

This movie is a must see for any martial arts fan.


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