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Bruce Lee: The Man, the Myth (1976)

Li Xiao Long zhuan qi (original title)
Fighting sequences and drama of the famed martial arts icon grace this biopic as he goes from Hong Kong, to studying at the University of Washington in Seattle, to California, and the ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
David Chow ...
Murayaki
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
Chan-Chi Chung
Tsan-Chi Chung
Roberta Ciappi ...
Daughter of Italian Mobster
Ernest Curtis
Hark-On Fung ...
Challenger to Bruce Lee on 'Enter the Dragon' Set
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Fighting sequences and drama of the famed martial arts icon grace this biopic as he goes from Hong Kong, to studying at the University of Washington in Seattle, to California, and the beginnings of his Hollywood career. As he continues his film career after his return to Hong Kong, the many fight challenges to him are featured from Thailand to Italy. Bruce's family is briefly featured along with his real life long best friend Little Unicorn (who portrays himself). While liberties have been taken (as in any biopic), this is a chronologically correct depiction of his rise-to-fame to his untimely demise. Written by Lonely Soldier Boy

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28 October 1976 (Hong Kong)  »

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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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References The Green Hornet (1966) See more »

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Pretty good biopic of Bruce Lee
4 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've watched this movie long time ago, and more recently after watching Young Bruce Lee (2011). It was curious to find that this movie picks up right where Young Bruce Lee ends. Put both of them back to back, and you get a complete story of Bruce's rise to stardom.

While Young Bruce Lee was a recent production and style was of modern people and props made to look like '50s Hong Kong, this movie was made in the '70s, and all the fashion, and hairstyle are authentic '70s style. It was such a different world back then.

Bruce's greatness was he believed in himself when no one else believed that he could be a star. He had to battle his way up both as martial artist and a movie star. Without his pioneering effort, likes of Jackie Chan wouldn't have had the market to thrive in. All the kung fu movie stars of the world owes a lot to Bruce in this sense.

It's amazing that after almost 40 years since his death, his presence has not diminished.I guess that's the true quality of a star. In this sense, he's maybe topped the likes of Humphrey Bogart, Joan Crawford etc. in that they remain as old actors, but Bruce Lee continues to find new audiences.

It would be interesting to see how this segment of Bruce Lee's life would be remade into a movie using modern production.


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