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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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Young Bruce
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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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During the Festival of Lanterns dance and fight scene, the song being sung is a Mandarin translation of lyrics by the movie's director, Rob Cohen (1960s pop songs in Hong Kong were sung in Mandarin, not Cantonese). See more »

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During the ice house fight scene while filming "The Big Boss", after Bruce punches the ice blocks, he and Luke Sun grapple and Bruce gets thrown by Luke into some boxes - during this, the support wire is visible on Bruce's back. See more »

Quotes

Bill Krieger: [after Bruce's 60 second fight] Hey, there.
Bruce Lee: Yes?
Bill Krieger: You look pretty fast out there, kid.
Jerome Sprout: No. He was too slow, and he took too long.
Bill Krieger: [to Bruce] You looked fast to me. Can you do some of that in front of a camera? You see, I am a producer.
Jerome Sprout: [not believing a word Kreiger is saying] Right, and "I'm" Marvin Gaye.
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Great movie, but not a biography though
27 November 2001 | by (Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie. Nice action scenes, nice soundtrack, nice photo...But it's not a biography of the greatest fighter of all time: Bruce Lee. I am a big fan of Bruce and I know his life from A to Z, and this is not what I saw in that movie. I could tell all the mistakes I saw in the movie but here's just a few: In the movie: he is a unique child Reality: He had one brother and two sisters and he didn't live with his father only, he had his mother. He didn't leave Hong-Kong because of the cops (what the?...) he left because he wanted to be famous. And please! What is that story of the ghost from the depts of hell?!?!?

No, if you want to make a great action movie, good, go ahead, the right way to do it. But if you want to make a bio of a true legend, please tell the true story.

7/10


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