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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bruce Lee ... The Martial Arts Master (archive footage)

Fred Williamson ... Hammer, the ladies man
Ron Van Clief ... The Boxer

Adolph Caesar ... 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
Mark Messina ... Animal
Raymond Loperfido ... Blade
George Lopez ... Tornado
Charles Odwin ... Robot
Raymond F. Martineau ... Boxer (as Raymond Marinteau)
Frankie Italo ... Tattoo
Angelo Spergo ... Magician
Alphonse Hewitt ... Killer
David Pedernera ... Doc
Danny Reilly ... Bullit
Glen Perry ... Threads
Dean Brockway ... Bike Man
Danny Weatherspoon ... Bomber

Ricardo Cruz ... Macho Man (as Richard Cruz)
Jose Miranda ... Flash
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Clint Eastwood ... Himself, at the Academy Awards (archive footage) (uncredited)

Liza Minnelli ... Herself, at the Academy Awards (archive footage) (uncredited)

John Wayne ... Himself, at the Academy Awards (archive footage) (uncredited)

Raquel Welch ... Herself, at the Academy Awards (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Matthew Mallinson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ron Harvey  screenplay
Ron Harvey  story
Matthew Mallinson  story

Produced by
Terry Levene .... producer
Original Music by
Keith Mansfield 
Cinematography by
John Hazard (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jeffrey D. Brown  (as Jeffrey Brown)
Matthew Mallinson 
Makeup Department
Jean Morris .... makeup artist
Production Management
Scott D. Hello .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vincent Giordano .... assistant director
John Gray .... second unit director
Sound Department
Jeffrey D. Brown .... sound (as Jeffrey Brown)
Russell C. Fager .... sound editor (as Russell Fager)
James Y. Kwei .... sound (as Jimmy Kwei)
Skip Lievsay .... sound editor (as John Lievsay)
Aaron Nathanson .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Wierda .... sound editor
Bill Louie .... stunt coordinator
Ron Van Clief .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Daniel Ducovny .... camera operator (as Dan Decovney)
Buffy Gardella .... still photographer
Kevin Jones .... gaffer
Lisa Rinzler .... assistant camera (as Liza Rinzler)
Harry Savides .... key grip
Editorial Department
Cheryl Bloch .... assistant editor
Buffy Gardella .... assistant editor
Paul Kahaner .... assistant editor
Anne-Marie J. McNeil .... assistant editor
Music Department
Keith Mansfield .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Jim Harte .... production assistant
Terry Levene .... presenter
Laura Milado .... assistant to producer
Rudy Pagan .... Rolls Royce
Camila Velez .... script supervisor
Frank Ruiz .... special thanks: Nisei Goju Ryu
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fist of Fear" - USA (video box title)
"The Dragon and the Cobra" - USA (video title)
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90 min | USA:82 min | 85 min (DVD)
Color (Technicolor) | Black and White
Sound Mix:
Iceland:16 | Norway:16 (video premiere) | Singapore:PG | USA:R

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This is the worst piece of crap I've ever seen. IT IS VERY FUNNY THOUGH!, 20 February 2000
Author: zer0-3

Ok. I rented this movie last night with my friends thinking that it would be a good kung fu movie starring Bruce Lee (that's what it said on the cover). Bruce isn't even in this movie, except for a few clips that were poorly dubbed. There is this one part that shows the life of the young Bruce Lee. It uses some great 1950's jive. My personal favorite was "superstious mumbo jumbo". Oh yeah, I am still wondering why the Chinese people were named Jack, and Sue...

The fight scenes were not just okay.. they were pure cheese. I think they were the inspiration for the Power Rangers. They were totally unrealistic and they made me nausiated trying to follow the close up camera angles that were off center.

My favorite part of the film (there were actually about 6 of them spliced together) came in the first unrelated fight scene flashback when Bruce's great-grandfather dodges arrows from 4 bowmen, picks the arrows up and in one throw kills all 4 bowmen. There are so many outrageously cheesy parts to this film I can't name them all in 1,000 words!!

When watching this movie I have to suggest a few things:

1. See this with at least one or two friends. Seeing it alone is dangerous, and you will probably try to break something.

2. Watch this movie all the way through. My friends and were laughing so hard at some parts we were teary eyed.

3. Don't try to drink anything while seeing the fight scenes, I almost choked during one.

4. Watch the end credits where it says the names of all the people in the movie. Notice were it says "featuring:" and then gives the names of the members of the gang at the end (none of them were actually mentioned during the "film"). My favorite is Ron Harvey as "Jasper Milktoast".

5. When finished with this movie go back to the bad fights scenes and play them in slow motion. Pay careful attention to the guys in the background running around aimlessly. They almost stole the show!

I know this is a long review, but there's so much to be said about it. Even though this movie is probably the worst film I have ever seen, it is one of the funniest. If you want a good laugh and have a few hours to waste, please see this POS movie! It's craptacular!

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