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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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Jerome Sprout
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The Demon
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Luke Sun
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Sam Hau ...
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)  »

Also Known As:

A sárkány - Bruce Lee élete  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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

The alley set where Bruce Lee fights his fellow restaurant workers was washed out for three days straight as a typhoon moved through Hong Kong, putting the production three days behind schedule. The scene was going to be cut altogether when a Chinese gaffer told director Rob Cohen that he could erect a giant tent over the set that would allow the shoot to continue. At 3 a.m. the next morning, Cohen came down to the ballroom of his hotel to see the entire Chinese crew and their families piecing together the giant plastic tent. At 8 a.m. it was erected over the alley set and Cohen began filming. See more »

Goofs

Lee did not even fight at the Karate tournament, he merely did an exhibition. See more »

Quotes

Principal Elder: [Bruce Lee drops the message the Elders sent him, interrupting their game] Bruce, I know that you like to be called Bruce. You have been charged with violating the martial arts code. We've had several complaints from Wu Zuolin and Wong Jack Man and many others. You've been teaching the gwai lo, this must stop.
Bruce Lee: I'll teach whoever wants to learn.
Principal Elder: Bruce, we do things differently here. One of the things we do not do is teach our secrets to white, blacks. They are the enemy.
Bruce Lee: [...]
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The greatest legend ever in martial arts history
20 April 2004 | by (US) – See all my reviews

This movie was amazing. Before I saw this movie, I had an idea of who Bruce Lee was. I knew he was one of the greatest martial arts masters of all time and I knew he was in a couple of movies. But, I had know idea about the kind of man he was and the struggles he had to go through. He is, in my eyes, an amazing human being with an unimaginable amount of courage and a whole lot of heart. This movie showed me that much. The score is also one of the best I have heard in my life. All in all, this movie is an inspiring take on a legend's life. Great story, great music, great human being.... What more can I say? Amazing!

A solid 8/10


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