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Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)

PG-13  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vivian Emery
Gussie Yang
Kay Tong Lim ...
Philip Tan
Bruce's Father
Luoyong Wang ...
Jerome Sprout
The Demon
Ong Soo Han ...
Luke Sun
Principal Elder
Sam Hau ...
Young Bruce


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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Release Date:

7 May 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A sárkány - Bruce Lee élete  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)


£1,723,230 (UK) (12 November 1993)

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2.35 : 1
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Dedicated to the memory of Bruce Lee's son Brandon Lee, who died due to an accidental shooting while filming The Crow (1994). See more »


Bruce Lee is seen watching Kung Fu (which was conceived by and for him but the main character given to David Carradine instead) sometime between 1967 when "The Green Hornet" goes off the air and 1970 when he makes his first movie in Hong Kong. See more »


Bruce Lee: [explaining why he is going to the United States] I'm excited to come to America
[holds up a poster of James Dean]
Bruce Lee: James Dean, French fries, the skies the limit. That's what they said.
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References Enter the Dragon (1973) See more »


Kung Fu Main Title Theme
Written by James Helms
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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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