When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier whom tried to rape her, a commoner begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron-fist.
The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision corner with his older brother.
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
The style of kung fu being practiced by the young Bruce Lee and his instructor at the beginning of the movie is Wing Chun. See more »
Although Bruce Lee did not injure his back during a fight to decide whether he could teach all races martial arts (he injured it doing Good Mornings, an exercise that places the barbell on your shoulders and lean forward until your torso is 90 degrees with your legs, then repeat) the fight did take place and he did win. See more »
[explaining why he is going to the United States]
I'm excited to come to America
[holds up a poster of James Dean]
James Dean, French fries, the skies the limit. That's what they said.
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I had severe misgivings when I heard about the making of this movie. Too many deplorable attempts had been made by tenth-rate Hong Kong movie-makers over the years at portraying Lee's remarkable life that another one,even an American one, seemed to promise more of the same.How wrong I was,"DRAGON" is a remarkably well made biopic made by people who obviously had genuine respect for their legendary subject.This respect,however, did not prevent them from embellishing aspects of Lee's life and experiences with elements that were exaggerated and sometimes hokey.This is true of most biopics though and "DRAGON" is not the worst offender.The movie stands and falls by the performance of Jason Scott Lee and what he achieves here is quite extraordinary and under-rated.Although he does not look very much like the late martial arts maestro,he has captured his charisma and gestures,even the voice down to a tee.His handling of the fight sequences is perhaps the weakest element in his portrayal,relying as it does on too much showy acrobatics.He does enough though,as everyone involved does,to illustrate what it was about Lee that made him one of the key figures of twentieth century pop culture.It is sad that Scott Lee himself seems so far unable to progress very far from this very promising lead in a major studio picture.We can only hope that this changes soon as he proved to be a personable lead here and in one or two other movies.
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