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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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Luke Sun
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Young Bruce
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Storyline

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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When Linda tells Bruce that she's pregnant, a band is visible in the background. The lead singer of this band is played by Shannon Lee, the real-life daughter who is the result of the pregnancy. The role for Bruce Lee was first offered to his real-life son Brandon Lee, who declined. See more »

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At one point in the film, Bruce and Linda are watching on television the premier of the pilot movie for the TV series Kung Fu. Bruce then gets a phone call informing him that his father is dead. Bruce goes to Hong Kong for his father's funeral and afterward is cast in the film The Big Boss. All of this took place between 1970 and 1971. However, the pilot film for Kung Fu was not premiered until 1972 and his father died in 1965 - just 6 days after Bruce's son Brandon was born. See more »

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Bruce Lee: [Coming Home] Hello.
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good flick, but inaccurate
17 May 2003 | by (Las Vegas, NV) – See all my reviews

I really liked Jason Scott Lee's portrayal of Bruce Lee, but I noticed many inaccuracies in the story. If I had not seen the AMC special on Lee last year, I would not have a problem.

-according to Linda Lee, Bruce was not hurt when competing for the right to teach whoever he wanted to. He hurt himself when he didn't stretch properly for a workout in 1970. That was the big inaccuracy

-Bruce auditioned for another role in early 1965 before the role of Kato was offered to him.

  • other roles he took in America were completely ignored: "Marlowe", his


appearances on "Longstreet", etc...the movie went right from 1967 to 1972 within a minute

If you want to see a really good special on Lee, as well as see lost footage from a project that was butchered after he died, check out the AMC documentary.

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