Longstreet: Season 1, Episode 1

The Way of the Intercepting Fist (16 Sep. 1971)

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Mike Longstreet enlists the Teachings of martial arts expert Li Tsung in order to defend himself despite his blindness.

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Duke Paige
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Sergeant Cory (as Lou Gossett)
John Milford ...
Jim Bolte
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Li Tsung
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Mrs. Kingston
Johnny Haymer ...
Harv
Del Monroe ...
Gunman
Brett Pearson ...
Pete
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Truck Driver
Eugene Peterson ...
Arvin
Ray Galvin ...
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Mike has been investigating a series of hijackings of high valued goods that have just come off the docks. Mike believes that a man named Arvin is behind the hijackings, but he has no proof yet. But when he is attacked one night by three men telling him to stay off the docks, Mike knows he must be close to nailing Arvin. The only reason why Mike was not more severely beaten is that a third party intervened to save him, namely a Chinese man named Li Tsung. Li was able easily to fend off the three men using a form of martial arts, translated into English called Way of the Intercepting Fist. Li is the only eyewitness who would be able to identify the men. Mike is hoping that Li will be able to do two things, first identify the men so that he can tie them back to Arvin in some manner, and second teach him the Way of the Intercepting Fist. Although Mike believes that learning the martial art form will eventually help him catch the three thugs and thus Arvin, he has ulterior motives in that... Written by Huggo

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Mike Longstreet: Why don't I stand in front of Bolte and recite that to him, maybe he'll faint or drown.
Li Tsung: When is it?
Mike Longstreet: Tomorrow.
Li Tsung: You are not ready.
Mike Longstreet: I know.
Li Tsung: Like everyone else, you want to learn the way to win. But never to accept the way to lose. To accept defeat, to learn to die is to be liberated from it. So when tomorrow comes, you must free your ambitious mind and learn the art of dying... May it be well with you Mike.
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Longstreet learns a martial art
6 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cast changes were made for the series - Peter Mark Richman takes on the role of Duke Paige, the manager of the Great Pacific Insurance Company and Marlyn Mason now has the role of Nikki Bell, Longstreet's assistant. A welcome new character is the mildly curmudgeonly housekeeper Mrs. Kingston played by the ever reliable character actor Ann Doran. It is Mrs. Kingston who adds a bit of humor to the series. Longstreet is investigating a series of thefts on the docks and one evening he is waylaid by three thugs who then badly begin beating him. Fortunately, a martial arts instructor, Li Tsung, just happens by and quickly dispatches the thugs. Longstreet hires Li Tsung (Bruce Lee) to teach him the art of Jeet Kon Do ( the Way of the Intercepting Fist). The episode is more about the martial arts lessons than about the investigation into the thefts but that's okay as it was interesting to see and hear Li Tsung expound on the theory and techniques of Jeet Kon Do - a martial arts method that Lee actually invented. The final fight between Longstreet and the leader of the dock thefts ring was interesting but not entirely believable. Lou Gosset, Jr. had a good role as Sgt. Corey. An entertaining episode.


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