Legendary martial artist Bruce Lee is the subject of this thoughtful documentary by Lee aficionado John Little. Using interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and action sequences from Lee's ... See full summary »
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In this movie, Bruce Lee is a very famous martial-arts master who stars in many films. After an unsuccessful murder attempt against him, everyone thinks his is dead, but he's just hiding, preparing his revenge... Written by
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Sammo Hung almost didn't appear in the movie; after being asked personally by Bruce Lee to be part of the film, Hung waited for eight months without follow-up and eventually went to film projects in Korea and Thailand, only flying back to the set in China when promised that it would only take a couple days to film his part. See more »
Throughout the fight in the dressing room of the theater people get punched in the face yet not a single person bleeds. However during the fights at the mansion, the climax, and Carl Miller they bruise and bleed. In reality if somebody gets punched at least twice chances are they'd bleed from their nose and mouths. See more »
Cut! Okay, that's a print. That was great, Billy! Okay everybody...
[stage light collapses, crew gasps]
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Bruce's premature death, the disposal of the original script, the inclusion of the current one, the cop-out ending, "Bruce's" punking out...
The double used through mist if the film meant to be passed off as Bruce Lee, the blatant use of stock footage from other Bruce films, the acting...
The score is very underrated, one of John Barry's finest (I have the soundtrack to this movie, along with another Barry film, Night Games.) Some real good martial arts sequences make the wait for the real Bruce footage towards the end, especially the locker room fight between "Bruce" and Bob Wall (choreaographed by Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao, who reportedly portrayed Bruce in that scene.) Sammo himself appears as a fighter in the film. I give this movie a modest recommendation.
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