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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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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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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.


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