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Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)

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A fictionalized account of the life of the martial arts superstar.



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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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Release Date:

7 May 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A sárkány - Bruce Lee élete  »

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Box Office


$14,000,000 (estimated)

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2.39 : 1
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Dedicated to the memory of Bruce Lee's son Brandon Lee, who died (March 31, 1993) due to an accidental shooting on the set while filming The Crow (1994). See more »


The ARRI camera has a single canister for both exposed and unexposed film. Tearing open the canister would immediately ruin enough film that it would most likely be written off as a total loss.Some may have been salvageable, but it would have been the stuff at the very center, and probably none of the film shot for that scene. Additionally, there is nothing that says "all" of the film was ruined, nor was there anything that stated that he targeted only the film just shot. "Film Crew from 1993" or not, the scene was 100% accurate for what would happen if someone took that camera, tore open the door, and blindly started pulling film out. See more »


Luke Sun: [coming onto the film set of "The Big Boss"] You. You've beaten my brother, he ca'nt walk straight, he ca'nt talk right. You've dishonored my family.
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Kung Fu Main Title Theme
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Good as a movie, not really as a biography.
19 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

The story told in the movie is really excellent and entertaining. However it feels more like a story based on the life of Bruce Lee rather then an actual biopic of his life.

Jason Scott Lee perfectly plays Kung Fu legend Bruce Lee. Not only the way he plays Lee is impressive but also his fighting skills.

The music by Randy Edelman was also surprising good.

There are way too many fictitious and untrue things added in the movie to be considered a fair biography. But does it really matter for the movie? It's like "Ed Wood" that was also filled with altered things and false truths but still it was a movie that told us the story of an unique character and what drove him. "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story" isn't much different in that way. OK it's not completely fair to compare this movie to "Ed Wood" since that was a far superior movie to "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story" (what a horrible title by the way).

The fight sequence are probably the best thing about the movie and they were highly entertaining, although very hard to believe that they actually really happened that way.

It's a good entertaining movie but if you want to get to know more about Bruce Lee this isn't the best material for you to start with.



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