Bruce Lee Fights Back from the Grave (1976)
"America bangmungaeg" (original title)

R  |   |  Action  |  12 June 1976 (South Korea)
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A lightning bolt strikes the grave of Bruce Lee. However, that is as much as Bruce Lee has to do with it. Then a kung fu instructor starts a quest to avenge a friend's death, and on the way... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Jun Chong ...
Wong Han (as Bruce K.L. Lea)
Susan (as Deborah Chaplin)
Su-cheon Bae
Anthony Bronson
Mun-ju Kim
Steve Mak
Charlie Chow
Jack Houston
Philip Kennedy
Jimmy Sato
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jang Lee Hwang


A lightning bolt strikes the grave of Bruce Lee. However, that is as much as Bruce Lee has to do with it. Then a kung fu instructor starts a quest to avenge a friend's death, and on the way has a romance with a girl with similar problems. He eventually finds the bad guys behind it all, and has several fights with them... Written by Parca Mortem <>

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Can Bruce Lee defeat the invincible and unbeatable BLACK ANGEL OF DEATH? See more »




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12 June 1976 (South Korea)  »

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The Stranger  »

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Just before Sasaki goes to attack Wong Han, the room suddenly goes from being almost totally dark to being fully lit. See more »


Suzuki: You had better listen to me for your own damn good. Understand?
Wong Han: Your threats don't frighten me one little bit.
Suzuki: You should be!
Wong Han: Why, what are you gonna do about it?
Suzuki: Hold it! Why should I help you?
Wong Han: Alright, if you can't help me then who can?
Suzuki: Marc Welby.
Wong Han: Where can I find him?
Suzuki: You can try the race course.
Wong Han: I've some questions for him.
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Of course it's terrible! That's what makes it fun.
27 July 2005 | by (Alabama) – See all my reviews

*Possible Partial Spoilers*

Originally entitled "The Stranger" and directed by Umberto Lenzi (under a Korean pseudonym), who helmed the infamous grossout cannibal flick "Make Them Die Slowly", "Bruce Lee Fights Back from the Grave" is the most hilariously awful installment in the Bruceploitation subgenre of 1974-80. It doesn't even star one of the three well-known Bruce Lee impersonators (Bruce Li, Bruce Le, and Dragon Lee). "Bruce K.L. Lea" is actually Jun Chong, a Korean taekwon do instructor based in Los Angeles. He's terrible as far as imitating Lee's mannerisms goes, but he's a fine kicker. You have to enjoy this for what it is. PLEASE don't expect a Bruce Lee movie! He only made four films--"Fists of Fury", "The Chinese Connection", "Return of the Dragon", and "Enter the Dragon" ("Game of Death" doesn't qualify)--and he wasn't identified by a name other than Bruce Lee in any of them. Not Li, not Le, not Lea, not Lai. The story has nothing to do with Bruce Lee fighting back from the grave, either. Jun Chong does not play Lee nor a character based on Lee, but rather a Korean martial artist who comes to Los Angeles to find out how his best friend died...only to discover that he's being stalked by a weird assortment of bad guys (a Japanese swordsman played by future "Revenge of the Ninja" star Sho Kosugi, a tall, bald black man with a cape and an earring, and a cowboy among them). As I mentioned, Chong does a kind of dimestore Bruce Lee impression during the fight scenes (thumbing his nose, going "waaaaahhhh!"), and the dubbing is truly hilarious--even for a martial arts movie. Particularly amusing is the evil cowboy's voice; he sounds about as masculine as the guy who wore the stetson hat in the Village People. Now that you know what to expect...enjoy! And look around for the original poster art for this film, too. The company that released the DVD is really doing its customers a disservice by not including this wild, cartoony art on the box!

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