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I Am Bruce Lee (2012)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Biography  -  9 February 2012 (USA)
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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, cinema, music, sport, dance, video ... See full summary »

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Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Cali, Jackie Chan
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Himself / Various (archive footage)
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Petrov (segment Fist of Fury) (archive footage)
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Bruce Lee is universally recognized as the pioneer who elevated martial arts in film to an art form, and this documentary will reveal why Bruce Lee's flame burns brighter now than the day he died over three decades ago. The greatest martial artists, athletes, actors, directors, and producers in the entertainment business today will share their feelings about the one who started it all. We will interview the people whose lives, careers, and belief systems were forever altered by the legendary "Father of Martial Arts Cinema". Rarely seen archival footage and classic photos will punctuate the personal testimonials. Prepare to be inspired. Written by Anonymous

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"Water Can Flow Or It Can Crash. Be Water, My Friend." - Bruce Lee


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Bruce Lee: I will live the way I please and achieve inner harmony and happiness.
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A terrible documentary
17 August 2012 | by (Edinburgh) – See all my reviews

Please just go out and get a well reviewed biography instead. Fighting Spirit by Bruce Howard is my favourite, but get a few for a more complete picture.

This documentary is done in the style of those "Review of the Year" type shows where they have multiple Z list celebrities who give their two-cents, that nobody cares about. They have no expert opinion, and have nothing to add other than fanboy enthusiasm. The whole way through there's a cheesy soundtrack, just in case you get bored. There are lots of clips of the Z list celebrities throwing punches, because that's what you want to see in a Bruce Lee documentary, other people punching.

His wife, and Dan Inosanto are interviewed, and come across well, but informative sources are few and far between. Shannon Lee is engaging, but she was 4 when her father died - her input is limited.

If you bought the Enter the Dragon Special Edition DVD you've probably seen most of the footage in this documentary. Better watch it there, than here interspersed with irritating actors and MMA fighters.

Just so you're aware of the kinds of useless people they have in this documentary. If they stripped out these nobodies and kept it down to the core group of experts, they might have had something passable.

  • Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas (Taboo? More like Tab-who?)


  • Mickey Rourke (Played a wrestler in a movie)


  • Paul Rodriguez (Professional skateboarder)


  • Ed O'Neill (Played Al Bundy in a sitcom)


  • Dana White (UFC dude)


  • Lots more fanboys wearing Bruce lee t-shirts.


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