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Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)

 -  Action | Biography | Drama  -  7 May 1993 (USA)
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A lionized account of the life of the martial arts superstar.

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Bruce's Father
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The Demon
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Young Bruce
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Based on the life and career of Martial Arts superstar, Bruce Lee. Haunted by demons. Bruce was taught Martial arts at childhood. Bruce then was told by his father to flee to the United States. There, he opened up a Martial Arts school, then was chosen to be the Green Hornet's sidekick, Kato. Then, his big movie career that included "The Big Boss" and "Enter the Dragon". Fighting many enemies along the way, including his childhood demon. Written by John Wiggins

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The Mystery. The Life. The Love. The Legend


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Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

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7 May 1993 (USA)  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,723,230 (UK) (12 November 1993)
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Trivia

During the Festival of Lanterns dance and fight scene, the song being sung is a Mandarin translation of lyrics by the movie's director, Rob Cohen (1960s pop songs in Hong Kong were sung in Mandarin, not Cantonese). See more »

Goofs

When Bruce punches the first block of ice thrown at him in Thailand, you can see an enclosed explosive charge detonate just before the block shatters. See more »

Quotes

Bill Krieger: [after Bruce's 60 second fight] Hey, there.
Bruce Lee: Yes?
Bill Krieger: You look pretty fast out there, kid.
Jerome Sprout: No. He was too slow, and he took too long.
Bill Krieger: [to Bruce] You looked fast to me. Can you do some of that in front of a camera? You see, I am a producer.
Jerome Sprout: [not believing a word Kreiger is saying] Right, and "I'm" Marvin Gaye.
[laughs]
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Written by Claudine Clark
Performed by Claudine Clark
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"Dragon:The Bruce Lee Story" * * * *
28 June 2002 | by (Amherst,Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

My brother used to go to this rundown movie theater in Springfield,Massachusetts called The Jefferson Street Theater.From what I heard,it was a pretty bad place to go to.My brother would go there to see these kung fu flicks which probably excited him a lot being that he was a kid.A lot of kids went to or snuck to a martial arts film that probably made there day a lot better.Unfortunately,back on July 20,1973,the master of martial arts mysteriously died.His name was Bruce Lee.Years after his death,he is remembered throughout millions of fans,which includes me and is remembered around the world for his knowledge of martial arts."Dragon:The Bruce Lee Story" seems to be an appropriate title for a movie about the legend who reinvented martial arts .There has been a few biographies on Bruce Lee back in the 1970s.But none of those films didn't even bother to pay close attention to his lifestyle."Bruce Lee:The Man and the Myth" paid attention to Bruce Lee's fighting style and for that time the actor who played him did a fairly good job,but treated the character like a school kid performing kung fu moves after watching a martial arts movie.In "Dragon:The Bruce Lee Story",the actor,Jason Scott Lee,just doesn't portray Bruce Lee.His is Bruce Lee.He seems to take the role very seriously and surrounds his presence with Bruce Lee's spirit.This happens to be one of the best films of 1993 and happens to be a film that shows respect to the martial arts legend.The martial arts cheorography are one of the best that I have seen and I was really pulled into the action.Historicaly,"Dragon:The Bruce Lee Story" falls on its knees.Anyone who has studied Bruce Lee knows that what happens in this film didn't actually happen the way it actually did.For example,the scene in which he left Hong Kong and traveled to America in 1961.Any super Bruce Lee fan will know that he left Hong Kong in 1958.Biographies don't always get it right and I don't expect them to.Filmmakers usually do a pretty good job telling someone's true lifestory.Sometimes,they don't.The filmmakers who made "Dragon:The Bruce Lee Story",even though were not historically accurate,were accurate enough to qualify this as one of the best biographies that I have seen based on the martial arts legend.Jason Scott Lee should have been nominated an Academy Award for this film.I would given this film five stars.But the filmmakers failure to get into his life historicaly lowered down to four stars.This film I think works for fans of Bruce Lee.


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