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Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 21 January 2007 (USA)
Bruce Lee's shocking death left legions of stunned fans and a legacy of 12 minutes from his unfinished Game Of Death. Undeterred, studio executives launched a search for his replacement chronicled here through the eyes of five aspiring thespians who find out what the real game is.

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Bruce Lee's shocking death left legions of stunned fans and a legacy of 12 minutes from his unfinished Game Of Death. Undeterred, studio executives launched a search for his replacement chronicled here through the eyes of five aspiring thespians who find out what the real game is.

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$500,000 (estimated)

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$11,903 (USA) (5 October 2007)

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$52,850 (USA) (30 November 2007)
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Directed by Justin Lin, this movie documents the making of Bruce Lees final movie after the death of it's star. Similarly, Lin went on to direct 4 out of 7 movies in the Fast and Furious franchise, which saw star Paul Walker die during production of its final entry. See more »

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Interviewer: Mr. Kurtainbaum, why did you decide to continue production on The Game of Death?
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Way weaker than what I expected
13 April 2008 | by (Latvia) – See all my reviews

Just watched this movie in a company of friends and got extremely disappointed with it. I first saw a trailer a couple of months ago and though it was a great premise - yes, a little goofy and maybe too post-modern for it's own good, but at least it seemed that it was a fun thing to watch.

The premise of the film is simple and is shown to you on the first minute of the movie - Bruce Lee dies while filming "Game of Death", he leaves behind 12 minutes of footage that a studio producer is willing to exploit. They start a nation-wide search for a double, so that they can film "the rest" of the movie. And so enter the bunch of hopefuls wishing to take the place of the master or just get a first acting job.

The jokes are tongue-in-cheek, but the problem with them is that they are simply not funny. The whole movie is filmed in a pseudo-documentary style that has become a most overused technique in the last 10 years of independent movies. The situations and plot lines are sometimes cute, but mostly predictable and definitely not intelligent enough. The story actually looks like a long episode of "Office" (the US version), and you have a twitch to start channel surfing instead.

I'm not sure how many Bruce Lee fans are still out there, but this film has very little to do with his work and just takes the premise and runs with it - unfortunately the end result is bland and devoid of any creative spark.


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