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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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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)  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,723,230 (UK) (12 November 1993)
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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 »

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Bruce Lee did not create his famous "battle cries" until he worked on _Jing Wu Men (1972)_. However, the film shows Bruce performing his battle cries when he was a child and every moment on. See more »

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Confusion in the narrative and an overly comic book approach does not hinder the lead performance...
18 November 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

The turbulent, sometimes trying life of Bruce Lee, born Lee Jun-Fan in San Francisco and raised in Hong Kong, who was the leading proponent of Wing Chun Gung Fu and Wu style Tai Chi Chuan in the mid-'60s, as well as a boxing champ, a California martial-arts teacher, loving husband to a young American woman who soon gave him two children, and an international television and movie star in the early 1970s. Jason Scott Lee gives a commanding, one-of-a-kind performance as Bruce Lee, and the film is a well-produced chronicle of one of the most curious and intriguing icons of the last 50 years. Still, the picture seems to play a little fast and loose with the facts, and anyone hoping for a comprehensive look behind the legend is likely to be disappointed. Because this is a dramatized biography of possibly the most popular of martial-arts masters, there's certainly a whole lot of mortal combat (some of which is purely extraneous, pumped up to satisfy the target audience), and the approach is a bit more 'comic book' than serious students might like. The supporting characters and extras are over-directed in their enthusiasm, yet nothing seems to get in the way of Jason Scott Lee who, though perhaps more bulky in frame than the real Bruce Lee, does everything he can with this role and more. ** from ****


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