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They Still Call Me Bruce (1987)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  May 1987 (USA)
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A Korean man comes to America to thank the American GI who saved his life, but instead winds up running a struggling karate studio.




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Bruce Won arrives in America in search of an American G.I. who saved his life in the Korean War. He meets an orphan boy and together they land themselves in a string of outrageous situations. This high-strung farce culminates when a case of mistaken identity leads a gang of thugs to think Bruce is a karate master. They arrange a nationally-televised match which pits our hero against a monstrous brute, and Bruce is beaten to a bloody pulp... Written by <>

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I'm being chased by the meanest, nastiest, ugliest gang in town... But I'm not takin' any bull.








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Ainda me Chamam Bruce  »

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Psychiatrist: I want you to make 5 appointments with my nurse.
Bruce: 5 times with your nurse? She's beautiful.
Psychiatrist: No, I want to see you 5 times. It's imperative that I see you.
Bruce: You a lonesome guy, Doc? You've been in this office too long.
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Pure 80's Cheese
25 November 2002 | by (Shaolin) – See all my reviews

And I luv every last minute of it

I saw this movie as a youngen about a million times on cable in the 80's

Through the 90's I had about 10 years to totally forget about this movie that I had liked so much

Well when I re-discovered this film in 2001 I had to get my hands on it ASAP again to see if it would stand the test of time

Guess What?It did and then some

I like this movie now more then ever(one of my top 5)

It never takes itself seriously and never really drags as the story is constantly moving

the entire movie is based around Bruce(Johnny Yune) trying to find Private Brown who saved his life during the Korean war

Throughout the movie Bruce is constantly side tracked from his pursuit of Private Brown

The ending is pretty good to as it makes you think it's going to end on a 50% down note as Bruce wins the tournament which is the plus but Private Brown the man he's been looking for turns out to be the evil crime lord...or does he ;)

Overall I don't think anyone today would enjoy this movie

But fans of feel-good cheesey 80's movies should appreciate this.

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