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Bruce Lee: The Man, the Myth (1976)
"Li Xiao Long zhuan qi" (original title)

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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.

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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 Chui Chung San
Tsan-chi Chung
Roberta Ciappi
Ernest Curtis
Hark-On Fung ...
Challenger to Bruce Lee on 'Enter the Dragon' Set
Alexander Grand
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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>

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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 »

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Referenced in Times Square (1980) See more »

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Bad Brucesploitation flick that's in a world of it's own.

Bruce Lee, the Man, the Myth and the Legend (1976) was one of the many and I do mean many Bruce Lee rip-offs, knock-offs and wannabe Bruce Lee films that were being cranked out of Asia and parts unknown after the "Master" died in 1973. One of them is this one. It details certain points in the young Dragon's life. Reportedly based upon his life but it's a cheesy, clichéd filled and heavy fictionalized account of his life. But it's perversely entertaining. A companion film to this would be The Game of Death II. which also stars several of the participates and is directed by the same man who directed this schlock.

Watch out for brief cameos from Mars, Yuen Biao, Lee Hoi Sang and Hark Fung-On. The woman co-starring as Bruce's wife looks just like her! Bruce's former buddy Unicorn Chan makes a guest star appearance. Karma would later claim his life a few years later. I would recommend this one for it's sheer lunacy. Check out his "electromagnetic" therapy and Futuristic computerized training!

I would give this film a B+


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