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Bu ze shou duan (1978)

R | | Action, Drama | 1980 (USA)
Kung Fu idol Bruce Li plays Lee Ting Yi, A Hong Kong taxi driver whose striking resemblance to Bruce Lee catches the eye of one of his passengers who happens to be a movie producer. Lee is ... See full summary »

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(as Haw I Hung)

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(as Chan Wai Lin)
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Bruce Li ...
Lee Tien-yee (as Ho Chung Tao)
Feng Ku ...
Teacher Cheung
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(as Ma Li Han)
Dan Lau ...
(as Tan Liu)
Li-Chuen Chou
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bobby Canavarro
Kwok Kuen Chan
Hsi Chang
Kung Chang
Tien Lung Chen
Yi-Hsiung Chi
Chuen Chiang
Tao Chiang
James Griffiths
Il-shik Jang
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Kung Fu idol Bruce Li plays Lee Ting Yi, A Hong Kong taxi driver whose striking resemblance to Bruce Lee catches the eye of one of his passengers who happens to be a movie producer. Lee is quickly thrust into the lime light and becomes a star but things grind to a halt when he is forced to fight in a fixed martial arts tournament.

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Action | Drama

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2.35 : 1
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Based loosely on the exploitation of Bruce Lee at the height of his success including triad pressure, womanizing and extended film pressures. See more »

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The Devil's Gun
Written by Barry Green, Gerry Shury and Ron Roker
Performed by CJ and Company
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Good choreography from Yuen Woo-ping lifts an otherwise average Bruceploitation movie
4 July 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A classic slice of Bruceploitation from Hong Kong, featuring Bruce Li who I always thought was the most believable and talented of the Bruce Lee imitators; he was certainly a better fighter than his rival Bruce Le. The plot is quite an odd one to begin with, with Li's character noted for his resemblance to the deceased Bruce Lee, at which point a movie producer decides to make him a star in his own right. However, he soon discovers that fame comes at a price...

It's almost like a non-fiction story, but you needn't worry too much as DYNAMO is very much a typical kung fu film in that the plot is very slim and merely used as an excuse for endless fight scenes, this time with a contemporary setting. Li spends the running time battling various goons and taking time to romance a few, typically naked, beautiful women. He even dons Bruce's yellow jump suit from GAME OF DEATH at one point.

The notable thing about DYNAMO isn't the story or even the rather uninteresting cast, but instead the action, which is choreographed by the inimitable Yuen Woo-ping. In fact the whole 'Yuen clan' is involved here and eagle-eyed viewers will seen the likes of Brandy Yuen and Yuen Cheung-Yan keep appearing as various opponents. Their presence and the solid choreography gives the action an edge over rival fare and although DYNAMO is never a film that breaks the mould, it's nonetheless a well-paced and fitfully exciting movie.


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