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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) (7 October 2007)

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$52,850 (USA) (2 December 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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References Breathless (1960) See more »

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Written and Performed by Brian Tyler
Music Published by Tyler Too Music Publishing, ASCAP
Sony / ATV Music Publishing, 2007
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2 February 2007 | by (Bahamas) – See all my reviews

I was at Park City and have to say aside from a few films, it was quite a downer. Most of the films valiantly tried to explore serious topics but felt self important. After the intensity of seeing a couple of these films earlier in the morning, FINISHING THE GAME, a lighthearted spoof was the perfect movie to let out some tension via laughter. Director Justin Lin skillfully takes aim at racial stereotypes and the ridiculous nature of the movie biz, mocking everyone from door to door salesman to the diligent Asian med students. Lin's actors, many of whom he has previously worked with, inhabit the world he has created perfectly. Among others, there's Roger Fan as "Breeze Loo", the B-movie star who is perfectly delusional; Meredith Scott Lynn as casting director "Eloise Gazdag", the character you'd love to hate; and Sung Kang as "Cole Kim" the over-eager bumpkin" actor vying for the part. The costume design adds a wonderful visual element to the piece, and I take my hat off to all who had to don the Bruce Lee-esquire jumpsuits. Overall, it was everything it set out to be.


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