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They Still Call Me Bruce (1987)

PG | | Comedy | May 1987 (USA)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy White
Psychiatrist (as Pat Paulson)
Joey Travolta ...
Daniel Neiden ...
Irving Wurlitzer
Dana Conlin ...
Carl Bensen ...
Mr. B
Jerry Young ...
Roy Morgan ...
J. David Moeller ...
Lee Holmes ...
Master McCLean
James Mendenhall ...
Police Captain (as Jim Mendenhall)
Mrs. Brown (as Irma Hall)

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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 <goldenshadows@hotmail.com>

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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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May 1987 (USA)  »

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Ainda me Chamam Bruce  »

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Bruce: With my right foot, I can kick your face. With my left foot, I can kick your nose. With my fingers, I can poke your eyes out. Take a good look at my face. I'm an Oriental!
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I Played "Slim" in this film!!
25 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Greetings friends! This was a fun film to work on. Johnny was a hoot and a very open and approachable person. Some inside stuff, if you like: The producers ran out of money about two weeks before the film was wrapped and had to go to Korea to get some more backing. Fortunately they got it and you now can see their efforts paid off.

However, the paychecks were a little late in coming and the cast and crew laughingly called the film: "They Still OWE me Bruce". It actually took another two years to get our final checks, but get them...and cash them...we did. Got me my first Rolex! It ran all over cable in the late '80s and early '90s. It's audience was mostly youngsters, but plenty of adults have enjoyed groaning at the puns over the years, too.

I figure the offspring of those early viewers will be getting to the age where they can enjoy this flick and it might become a re-born cult phenomenon.

By the way, the acupuncture scene was done with a huge "belly" prosthesis. Looks amazingly real, doesn't it?

I met a woman from Korea the other day and told her I was in it and she said she knew I looked familiar and that it's a famous movie there! Hey, I'm a star in Soeul! Hope you enjoy it!

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