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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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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

When Bruce Lee is preparing to fight the martial artist chosen to stop him from teaching the "Guai Lo", their warmup is obviously derived from The Way of the Dragon (1972): Lee is exercising his flexibility, while his opponent, like Chuck Norris, is instead practicing a series of "rehearsed routines." See more »

Goofs

During the Lantern Festival, Bruce Lee uses nunchakus while fighting one of the British Sailors. The scene takes place in 1961. Bruce Lee was not introduced to nunchakus until 1964 by Dan Inosanto. 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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Connections

Version of Bruce Lee: The Man, the Myth (1976) See more »

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Performed by Gene Pitney
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Dragon: The Fabrication
11 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you're looking for a good film about Bruce Lee, this is not it. Sorry, but despite Jason Scott Lee and Lauren Holly giving very good performances, this film is about as historically accurate as a tabloid story on Madonna's intact virginity.

What has been described as the director's 'artistic license' is in plain English another Hollywood huckster exploiting Bruce by manufacturing numerous inaccuracies to sell a film and line his pockets. Bruce would be outraged at this blatant deception! You should be too.

Don't reward money grubbers for ripping off Bruce Lee's legacy. If you want to know about the real Bruce, see the films Enter The Dragon, Return of the Dragon, and The Chinese Connection (aka Fists of Fury). Also read his books such as the Tao of Jeet Kune Do, the Tao of Gung Fu, and the series entitled Bruce Lee's Fighting Method by Bruce and M. Uyehara.


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