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They Call Me Bruce? (1982)

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A goofy Korean finds his life hopelessly complicated with people continually confusing him with Bruce Lee.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Yune ...
Bruce / Grandfather
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Karmen
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Freddy (as Ralph Mauro)
Pam Huntington ...
Anita
Martin Azarow ...
Big Al
Tony Brande ...
Boss of Bosses
Bill Capizzi ...
Lil Pete
Harvey Vernon ...
Officer Hangten
Heshimu Cumbuka ...
Curtis
Bob Hannah ...
Officer Carp
René Le Vant ...
Reverend
Vidonne Sayre Linn ...
Angela
Ivana Moore ...
Hooker
Phillip Simms ...
Baby Moe (as Phil Simms)
Ralph Strait ...
Officer #2
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Storyline

A Korean man's resemblance to the legendary martial arts star Bruce Lee proves to be a mixed blessing when he stumbles onto the activities of the Mob. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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A chopstick comedy! See more »

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Comedy | Action

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12 November 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Fistful of Chopsticks  »

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Trivia

The person who Johnny Yune was said to resemble was Bruce Lee. This was represented in one of the film's English titles which was "They Call Me Bruce?". See more »

Goofs

In the movie, "Bruce" sees the Boss of Bosses giving Freddy the "Kiss Of Death" and mentions that he knows about the kiss because he watched the Godfather movies. "Bruce" also mentions to the Boss of Bosses that he doesn't kiss as good as Marlon Brando. In actuality, Marlon Brando never gave the kiss of death in the original film "The Godfather". The kiss of death was actually first given by Al Pacino in "The Godfather Part II" to John Cazale. See more »

Quotes

Bruce: I am a sex object. I always ask women for sex, and they object.
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Spoofs Rocky (1976) See more »

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Old gags, tired gags: but good gags.
22 November 2001 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

To answer the implied question about Australians in an earlier comment, I saw the film for what it was: a spoof comedy. I thoroughly enjoyed it as such. I didn't look for errors of continuity or consistency; that seemed rather pointless; or for any hidden meanings. I simply took the gags at face value and enjoyed them.

I would not draw any conclusions about "real" Asians from this movie; any more than you would say draw conclusions about any other nationalities from comedy movies. I guess that Woody Allen comedies would be a perfect example of how that would not work.

As for the best line, in my opinion it is:

"...and then I got run over by a Toyota. Oh, what a feeling".


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