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Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)

A fictionalized account of the life of the martial arts superstar.

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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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$35,112,679 (USA)
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Michael Worth was a martial arts student of fight choreographer Jerry Poteet at the time of filming, and helped design the Long Beach brawl. See more »

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Raymond Chow was the man who discovered Lee. See more »

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[Bill Krieger and Bruce Lee are discussing Lee's next series]
Bruce Lee: Ok, so he wanders the land, searching for his brother, solving problems, with no gun...
Bill Krieger: And, he has something noone else has ever seen...
Bruce LeeBill Krieger: [shouting together] KUNG FU!
Bill Krieger: Starring Bruce Lee.
Bruce Lee: Uh huh... He remembers what he was taught in the old country, by his teacher... and teaches people his culture.
Bill Krieger: After he's kicked the shit out of everybody.
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Hong Kong Cha Cha
Music by Robert Randles
Lyrics by Rob Cohen
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An exceptional biopic - vivid but highly entertaining, amongst other things!
23 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

Once you became a Bruce Lee addict and begin seeing and reading the numerous different biographies and biopics, you're going to realise that DRAGON has quite a bit of fiction in it - and in the bits you don't really expect it to. For example, Lee approached Raymond Chow's Golden Harvest production company to make a marital arts movie, not the other way round and Chow isn't even the guy! Also, due to Lee's 'mysterious' death, the film also doesn't really an idea of how its going to wrap it all up. Therefore, the film is the perfect example of the word 'vivid'.

However, what makes Dragon the fine film that it is is that it decides to look at the two lesser-known aspects which dominated Lee's life - his long, ongoing 'battles' with an inner-demon and of course the racism of sixties America. These are managed and brought to the screen extremely well although to be fair they aren't particularly well developed.

The highlights would have to be the performances of Jason Scott Lee as Bruce and Lauren Holly as his devoted wife, Linda. They share a remarkable chemistry together and are certainly a credit to their subjects. This review probably hasn't made Dragon sound like a very good movie. Well if that's the case, then please think the opposite.


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