5.4/10
296
18 user 4 critic

Bruce Lee: The Man, the Myth (1976)

Li Xiao Long zhuan qi (original title)
A highly fictionalized biography of the famous Bruce Lee, this movie traces his college life, his marriage to Linda Lee, his relationship with his master, and his untimely death.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A well-to-do villager decides learning kung fu is the best way to protect himself and his family from the local gangsters. But the mentor he visits is a conman who is only after his money.

Director: Bong Luk
Stars: Bruce Li, Siu Tin Yuen, Meg Lam
Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

An undercover cop has been assigned to bust up a narcotics ring but comes up against the mob's hired martial arts assassin. Both men are the best in their field and in a battle to the death, only one will survive...

Director: Bruce Li
Stars: Bruce Li, Lieh Lo, Yuan Chuan
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

It's approaching World War 2, China is suspecting an invasion from Germany and Japan. Mr. Ang is hired by a Chinese group after a secret document on the top floor of a tower, Mr. Ang must ... See full summary »

Directors: Kuo-Hsiang Lin, Joseph Velasco
Stars: Bruce Le, Bolo Yeung, Chi Ling Chiu
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Recruited by a clandestine police organization, "K" must stop a plot by student radicals to create anarchy in Japan. Armed with a hi-tech steel yo-yo, and a new name (Asamiya Saki), she ... See full summary »

Director: Kenta Fukasaku
Stars: Aya Matsuura, Rika Ishikawa, Erika Miyoshi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Young Tokiko works at a geisha house as a maid, waiting for her maiko practice (apprenticeship of geisha) to begin. The movie depicts detailed lifestyle of geishas at that time, showing their rules, loves, beauties and humanities.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Maki Miyamoto, Sumiko Fuji, Kaho Minami
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A handful of mysterious Japanese women take part in a deranged web show that makes them strip off their clothes when they lose a round of Mahjong. When there is nothing left to hide, ... See full summary »

Director: Mac P. Forever
Stars: Mako Higashio, Hiroaki Kawatsure, Nina
Hot Road (2014)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

About a sad and fierce love between 14-year-old Kazuki and 16-year-old Haruyama. Kazuki lives with her mom but she doesn't like her mom's lover and feels deserted. This leads Kazuki to get into trouble.

Director: Takahiro Miki
Stars: Rena Nônen, Hiroomi Tosaka, Yoshino Kimura
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Over one day at this love hotel in Shinjuku, Tokyo - where guests have the choice of staying for a short time or overnight - the dreams and desires of these characters intersect while aspiring for something greater.

Director: Ryuichi Hiroki
Stars: Shôta Sometani, Atsuko Maeda, Roy 5tion
Pale Moon (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A mellow drama following the moral decline of a housewife turned bank employee who embezzles a fortune from her customers and indulges in an affair with a younger man. Set in 1994, shortly after the burst of Japan's economic bubble.

Director: Daihachi Yoshida
Stars: Rie Miyazawa, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Renji Ishibashi
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A cook opens a restaurant that only serves from midnight till dawn. One day, je discovers am obituary urn. Follow the stories of his regulars tangled astound this urn.

Director: Joji Matsuoka
Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Mansaku Fuwa, Tamae Andô
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A spin-out sequel to the popular Japanese thriller. This time it focuses on the character "L."

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Sota Aoyama, Shunji Fujimura
Our Family (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A family drama about a family's struggles as their mother's impending death when she is diagnosed with a brain tumor brings to light financial burdens that need to be shouldered by her sons.

Director: Yûya Ishii
Stars: Mieko Harada, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Kyôzô Nagatsuka
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
David Chow ...
Murayaki
Kuei Chang
Chi-Min Chin
Little Unicorn ...
Himself
Carl Scott
Ping Ou Wei
Hsiao-Hu Lin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chih-po Chao
Betty Chen
Alan Chung San Chui
Chieh-Chi Chung
Tsan-chi Chung
Roberta Ciappi
Ernest Curtis
Hark-On Fung ...
Challenger to Bruce Lee on 'Enter the Dragon' Set
Edit

Storyline

A highly fictionalized biography of the famous Bruce Lee, this movie traces his college life, his marriage to Linda Lee, his relationship with his master, and his untimely death. Written by Caryn White <cmwhite@yalevm.cis.yale.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 October 1976 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Bruce Lee: The Man, the Myth  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The score over the opening scene depicting paramedics rushing an unconscious Bruce Lee to the hospital is actually "Hell is Comin' to Breakfast Part 2," a cue recycled from Clint Eastwood's classic western, The Outlaw Josey Wales. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Small Change (1978) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not a Bad Kung-Fu Flick Only It Was Supposed to Be A Biography.
23 February 2006 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

Bruce Li turns in one of his best performances in this mostly fictional biography about the life of Bruce Lee. Li does a very good imitation of Bruce Lee but not surprisingly, falls slightly short of capturing the true essence of what made Bruce Lee such a special presence on film.

While this was supposed to a biography about the life of Bruce Lee, it is much more concerned with presenting Kung Fu street fights rumor and gossip, whether based on any true factual reality or not, might have at one time had it said Lee had a penchant for getting involved in. The fights themselves are not badly executed and again Li has most of Lee's mannerisms down pat. Still he always falls slightly short of the mark as you might well expect even from the best of imitators.

In the end, I have to admit to enjoying this film on a pure guilty pleasure level. It really is just using Bruce Lee's name as an excuse for yet another Kung Fu movie and cleverly ties itself to his legacy most likely hoping to cash in on his name. Still, Bruce Li isn't half bad at that and this movie moves at a nice, brisk exciting pace and is filled with decent Kung Fu fighting action. There's certainly worse efforts that this out there that also tried to cash in on the Lee name and legacy.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
All the Jazz music omen2006
Get at Walmart senventy_two_lbs
Widescreen (2:35) Version available??? pontiac383
Discuss Bruce Lee: The Man, the Myth (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?