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17 May 2009 (USA) See more »
More than just a biography, this film explores Bruce Lee's global impact to see how he has influenced all areas of popular culture including fitness... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Jackie Chan ... Himself

Margaret Cho ... Interviewee
Raymond Chow ... Himself

Rob Cohen ... Himself

Randy Couture ... Himself
Marwan Elgamal ... Himself

Eddie Griffin ... Himself
Grady Hendrix ... Himself
Taky Kimura ... Himself

Bruce Lee ... Himself (archive footage)

Shannon Lee ... Herself

Stan Lee ... Himself

Sugar Ray Leonard ... Himself
Yu Pang Lin ... Himself

LL Cool J ... Himself
Bey Logan ... Himself

Cali Nelle ... Himself (as Nelle Franck Cali)

Charles Parnell ... Narrator

Brett Ratner ... Himself

RZA ... Interviewee

John Saxon ... Himself

Lalo Schifrin ... Himself
Yan Ming Shi ... Himself

Anderson Silva ... Himself
David Tadman ... Himself
Shawn Tompkins ... Himself
Ken 'Flex' Wheeler ... Himself

Dana White ... Himself

John Woo ... Himself

Donnie Yen

Wah Yuen ... Himself

Directed by
Steve Webb 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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Produced by
Joanne Azern .... producer
Paul Cabana .... co-executive producer
Salimah El-Amin .... line producer
Dirk Hoogstra .... executive producer
Becky Lee .... field producer
Shannon Lee .... executive producer
Jon-Barrie Waddell .... executive producer
Steve Webb .... producer
Cinematography by
Rick Cullis 
Justin Evans 
Paul Jacobson 
James Mathers 
Alastair McCormick 
Mark Molesworth 
Kev Robertson 
Nathan Wilson 
Film Editing by
James Jones 
Production Management
Becky Lee .... production manager
Sound Department
Dave Eden .... sound
Steve Giammaria .... assistant re-recording mixer
Noah Mathers .... sound
Cory Melious .... re-recording mixer
Jim Moncur .... sound
Richard Munns .... sound
Ryan M. Price .... sound effects editor
Paul Stula .... sound
Editorial Department
Christi Leftwich .... assistant editor
Music Department
Chris Robertson .... music supervisor
Gary Robinson .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Marissa Branson .... researcher
Nicholas Eriksson .... production assistant
Bill Royce .... talent
Alicia Peyrano .... special thanks
David Tadman .... special thanks

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USA:120 min
Color (HD)

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1 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Extremely weak documentary, 13 March 2011
Author: PeterRoeder from Lyngby, Denmark

I really don't have much to say about this weak documentary. Unlike previous documentaries it does not capture the spirit of Bruce Lee. I has no understanding of his impact, philosophy, legacy, etc. Talks with all the wrong people. Have factual information that is ridiculous: "Glasgow is one of the most violent cities in Europe." Yeah, right, sure they would have agreed with that in Sarajevo? (I meant that ironically). With that kind of standard for documentaries you really give that art-form a bad name. It just seemed they had talked with a lot of frustrated people who says clichéd things like: "Bruce Lee used what was useful," and other meaningless garbage like that. It just goes on and on forever, for example trying to portray Jackie Chan as "a major star" (which he is not, in my opinion - in ten years time no one will remember Jackie Chan). So this movie is just all about ego and misses all opportunities to make a great philosophical documentary on the legacy of Bruce Lee.

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