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Game of Death
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Director:
Writer:
Robert Clouse (written by)
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Release Date:
8 June 1979 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Bruce Lee challenges the underworld to a Game of Death.
Plot:
A martial arts movie star must fake his death to find the people who are trying to kill him. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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dubious but entertaining See more (109 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Bruce Lee ... Billy Lo (archive footage)

Colleen Camp ... Ann Morris

Dean Jagger ... Dr. Land

Gig Young ... Jim Marshall
Tai Chung Kim ... Billy Lo (as Kim Tai Jong)
Biao Yuen ... Billy Lo (as Bill Yuen)

Robert Wall ... Carl Miller

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... Hakim (archive footage)

Mel Novak ... Stick

Hugh O'Brian ... Steiner
James Tien ... Charlie Wang (also archive footage)
Dan Inosanto ... Pasqual (also archive footage) (as Danny Inosanto)

Chuck Norris ... Fighter (archive footage)
Roy Chiao ... Henry Lo
Russell Cawthorne ... Surgeon
Casanova Wong ... Lau Yea-chun (archive footage)
Han Jae Ji ... Fighter (archive footage)
Yuan Chieh ... Fighter (archive footage)

Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Lo Chen (as Hung Kim Po)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stephen Chang ... Ming Tao
Warwick Paul Evans ... Ringside Commentator
Jim James ... Surgeon
Robert Kerver
Taky Kimura
John Ladalski ... Carl Miller's second
Chia Yung Liu
Andre Morgan
Betty Ting Pei
Bolo Yeung (as Yeung See)

Wah Yuen ... Lo Chen's second
Robert Baker ... Fighter (closing credits) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Robert Clouse ... Carl's Second #1 (uncredited)
Christopher Kent ... Billy Lo (voice) (uncredited)
Ching-Ying Lam ... Macau fighter (uncredited)
Kun Li ... (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mars ... Thug (uncredited)
Nora Miao ... (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ing-Sik Whang ... Fighter (archive footage) (uncredited)
Maria Yi ... (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Clouse 
Bruce Lee (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Robert Clouse (written by) (as Jan Spears)

Bruce Lee  uncredited

Produced by
Raymond Chow .... producer
Andre Morgan .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
John Barry 
 
Cinematography by
Godfrey A. Godar 
 
Film Editing by
Alan Pattillo 
 
Sound Department
Danny Daniel .... sound recordist
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Mark Eggenweiler .... assistant sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Anthony Matt .... digital restoration
 
Stunts
William H. Burton Jr. .... motorcycle stunts (as Billy Burton)
David R. Ellis .... motorcycle stunts (as David Ellis)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... motorcycle stunts
Koo Loo Kuen .... stunt double
Mars .... stunt double
Robert Wall .... stunt coordinator
Biao Yuen .... stunt double: Bruce Lee (as Bill Yuen)
Jackie Chan .... stunts (uncredited)
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung .... stunts (uncredited)
Robert Wall .... stunts (uncredited)
Wah Yuen .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
Kenneth Hall .... music editor
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
John Barry .... music producer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung .... martial arts director (as Hung Kim Po)
John Strong .... title designer (as John Christopher Strong)
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung .... action choreographer (uncredited)
Bruce Lee .... action choreographer (uncredited)
Bruce Lee .... martial arts director (uncredited)
Biao Yuen .... action choreographer (uncredited)
Biao Yuen .... double: martial arts and acrobatics (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
85 min | Germany:92 min | Hong Kong:103 min (original premiere) | Hong Kong:125 min | Hong Kong:54 min (current existing footage) | Japan:115 min | Japan:40 min (2000 incomplete version) | USA:97 min (digital release) | USA:110 min (original premiere) | USA:35 min (2000 incomplete version)
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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
In this movie, Bruce Lee's character is shot with a prop gun that was secretly made to fire a real bullet and kill him. Lee's son, Brandon, was killed on the set of The Crow (1994), when a prop pistol accidentally shot him in the abdomen.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the beginning of the movie when Billy, Anne and Jim Marshall were talking, Marshall told Billy that Charlie Wang was fished out of the harbour the next day but right when Billy goes to fight Hakim, behind him you see Charlie's dead body lying there.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Director:Cut! Okay, that's a print. That was great, Billy! Okay everybody...
[stage light collapses, crew gasps]
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Street Dance No. 1See more »

FAQ

If Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Was Only In The Archive Footage, Why Is He In Some Scenes That Were Never Filmed On The Archive Footage?
What are the differences between the old British VHS and the Uncensored Version?
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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
dubious but entertaining, 5 August 2000
Author: molotov85 from england

lee didn't manage to finish this film but director robert clouse (of e.t.dragon fame) manages to pick up the pieces left behind and make a film out of it which is where the film falls down. you see they had to bring in stunt doubles to replace Lee so everytime he's wearing shades or has his back to you you just know that it's not really lee. for the scene in which lee is shot they reused scenes from the superb fist of fury(it is sooooo obvious because the colour quality is different)!!! apart from the fun of spotting which scenes lee failed to complete, the changing room scene is fantasticly good fun to watch, your jaw will drop open at lee's two final finishing moves the penultimate kick is compareable to lee's complete bicycle kick in e.t.dragon. overall this film is well worth the mere £5.99 of which it costs in england

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