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Director:
Writers:
Stirling Silliphant (screenplay) and
Stanley Mann (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
25 July 1978 (France) See more »
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Bruce Lee's spirit lives in ... Circle of Iron See more »
Plot:
A young martial artist, Cord the Seeker, competes for and loses the right to go on a quest for the Book of All Knowlege held by a wizard named Zetan... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
" Along the Path to Enlightenment, we meet all who would sway us from it " See more (45 total) »

Cast

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David Carradine ... The Blind Man / Monkeyman / Death / Changsha
Jeff Cooper ... Cord

Christopher Lee ... Zetan

Roddy McDowall ... White Robe

Eli Wallach ... Man-in-Oil

Anthony De Longis ... Morthond (as Anthony de Longis)
Earl Maynard ... Black Giant
Erica Creer ... Tara
Michael M. Vendrell ... Martial Artist (as Michael Vendrell)
Leo Whang ... Martial Artist
Donnie Williams ... Martial Artist
Robert Gardner ... Martial Artist
Tom Ascensio ... Martial Artist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Heinz Bernard ... Ferryman (uncredited)

Vincent Di Paolo ... Warrior (uncredited)
Larry S. Dratch ... Arena Announcer (uncredited)
Dov Friedman ... Young Monk (uncredited)
Jeremy Kaplan ... Monkeyboy (uncredited)
Paul Maslansky ... Student at Temple (uncredited)
Elizabeth Motzkin ... Japanese Woman (uncredited)
Ronen Nabah ... Beautiful Boy (uncredited)
Bobby Ne'eman ... Thug Leader (uncredited)
Michal Nedivi ... Boy's Mother (uncredited)
Zipora Peled ... Ferryman's Wife (uncredited)
Kam Yuen ... Red Band (uncredited)
Nissim Zohar ... Boy's Father (uncredited)
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Directed by
Richard Moore 
 
Writing credits
Stirling Silliphant (screenplay) and
Stanley Mann (screenplay)

Bruce Lee (story) &
James Coburn (story) and
Stirling Silliphant (story)

Produced by
Sandy Howard .... producer
Paul Maslansky .... producer
Zvi Spielmann .... associate producer
Richard R. St. Johns .... executive producer (as Richard St. Johns)
Alex Massis .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Bruce Smeaton 
 
Cinematography by
Ronnie Taylor 
 
Film Editing by
Ernest Walter 
 
Casting by
Ann Bell  (as Ann Hunter Bell)
 
Production Design by
Tambi Larsen 
 
Costume Design by
Lilly Fenichel 
 
Makeup Department
Moni Mansano .... makeup artist (as Moni Manzano)
Tom Smith .... makeup artist
Michael Westmore .... makeup artist (as Mike Westmore)
 
Production Management
Terence A. Clegg .... production supervisor (as Terry Clegg)
Gadi Levy .... production manager (as Gad Levy)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nissim Lvy .... assistant director (as Nissim Levy)
 
Art Department
Zion Kobi .... construction manager (as Zion Koby)
Jacob Kotzky .... assistant art director (as Yaako Kotzky)
Graham Sumner .... property master
 
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... sound re-recording mixer
Cyril Collick .... sound mixer
William Trent .... sound editor (as Bill Trent)
John Hayward .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Ray Caple .... mattes
 
Stunts
Terry Leonard .... stunt coordinator
Joe Lewis .... stunts (uncredited)
Mike Stone .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Danny Ben Menahem .... gaffer (as Dany Ben-Menahem)
Eli Ben-Ari .... still photographer
Eddie Collins .... assistant camera
Simon Ransley .... camera operator
Shimon Sabach .... key grip
Ian Smith .... clapper loader
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Betty St. Clair .... costume manufacturer
Rochelle Zaltzman .... wardrobe mistress (as Rochelle Saltzman)
 
Editorial Department
Christopher Lloyd .... assistant editor (as Chris Lloyd)
Noel Rogers .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Quinn Donoghue .... unit publicist (as Quinn Donaghue)
Beth Fishman .... production secretary
Joe Lewis .... martial arts coordinator
Jean Skinner .... script supervisor
Carmela Spencer .... production coordinator
Kam Yuen .... martial arts coordinator
 
Crew believed to be complete


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102 min
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Richard Moore was hired to direct this film because his work as a cinematographer convinced the producers that he could deliver a sound visual interpretation of the story.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: During the fight between Changsha and the Black Giant David Carradine's wig falls off after a high kick.See more »
Quotes:
Blind Man:Tie two birds together, and even though they have four wings, they cannot fly.See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
" Along the Path to Enlightenment, we meet all who would sway us from it ", 28 March 2011
Author: thinker1691 from USA

Bruce Lee was perhaps the world greatest Martial Artist. His many films prove to his audience that he was indeed that. As for being a writer, there is much to be desired. This is one of Bruce Lee's written works and called " The Circle of Iron. " It was originally conceived to be a teaching tool for the young student. In this offering, David Carradine plays, The Blind Man / Monkeyman / Death / Changsha all of who are guides and teachers to Cord the student (Jeff Cooper.) Cord's task is to find and defeat Zetan (Christopher Lee). Roddy McDowall and Eli Wallach round out the cast and provide philosophical statements for Cord. This film itself is a hodgepodge of information and Zen philosophy, designed to instruct those who seek to learn the Path or DOW. For audiences seeking lots of excitement and physical Martial arts confrontation, this movie is somewhat of a disappointment. Still there is enough to keep the student from wondering off till the lesson is learned. ***

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