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Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)

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A lionized 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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The character "Jerome Sprout" is based on Jesse Glover who was Lee's first student. Glover refused to give the filmmakers the permission to use his real name. See more »

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Bruce Lee was already running his own kung-fu school (in Seattle) when he met his wife-to-be; he did not open this school at her suggestion, as the film indicates. See more »

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Bruce Lee: [Coming Home] Hello.
Linda Lee: What were you're doing.
Bruce Lee: I'm working on the Game of Death.
Linda Lee: Bruce.
Bruce Lee: I don't have a choice, we've been through this before.
Linda Lee: Maybe you don't, but I do. I'm taking the kids home for a while
Bruce Lee: This "is" home.
Linda Lee: No. Here is where we watch you work.
Bruce Lee: I know all about America, a mountain of gold, we are so good. But you can't believe that, you gotta read the small print.
Linda Lee: This is place is eating us up, can't you see that Bruce?
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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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