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Fist of Fear, Touch of Death (1980)

A reporter interviews fighters and promoters about Bruce Lee, intercut with footage from old Bruce Lee films and pseudo-documentary footage.

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Cast

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The Martial Arts Master (archive footage)
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Hammer, the ladies man
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The Boxer
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TV Anchorman
Aaron Banks ...
The Promoter
Bill Louie ...
Kato #2
Teruyuki Higa ...
Karate Instructor
Gail Turner ...
The Rape Victim
Richard Barathy ...
The Stone Smasher
Hollywood Browde ...
Hammer's Girlfriend
Louis Neglia ...
The Middleweight Champion
Cydra Karlyn ...
The Boxer's Girlfriend
Annette Bronson ...
The Jogger
John Flood ...
Cyclone
Ron Harvey ...
Jasper Milktoast
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A reporter interviews fighters and promoters about Bruce Lee, intercut with footage from old Bruce Lee films and pseudo-documentary footage.

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The 3 Greatest Masters! Bruce Lee, Fred Williamson, Ron Van Clief

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Documentary | Sport

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September 1980 (USA)  »

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Fist of Fear  »

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I gave this a rating of 4, one point each for the ways in which this succeeded in entertaining me.
22 February 2006 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

In the hype for a big karate championship bout between Louis Neglia and John "Cyclone" Flood at Madison Square Garden, a TV Anchorman named Adolph Caesar tries to tie the match into the controversy stirred up with regards to the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Bruce Lee and whether or not this karate match-up will crown his successor.

I gave this a rating of 4, one point each for the ways in which this succeeded in entertaining me. Point # 1 was awarded for the karate championship match itself which was exciting if a little too short-lived. Point # 2 was for the archival footage featuring Bruce Lee which was cool to see even if it was horrendously dubbed. Point # 3 was for the footage taken from the "Samurai" film which amused me with its utter lack of convincing effects combined with some otherwise intense and gory fight scenes. Point # 4 was for this film's sheer audaciousness as it preposterously tries to tie itself and a straightforward karate match at Madison Square Garden to the enduring legacy left behind by Bruce Lee succeeding in making me laugh and shake my head in utter amazement at this ludicrous presentation unfolded before my eyes.


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