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"Water Can Flow Or It Can Crash. Be Water, My Friend." - Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee is universally recognized as the pioneer who elevated martial arts in film to an art form... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Bruce Lee ... Himself / Various (archive footage)
Paul Bowman ... Himself - Author, Ph.D
Daniele Bolelli ... Himself - Martial Artist
Richard Bustillo ... Himself - Martial Artist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... Hakim (segment of Game of Death) (archive footage)

Muhammad Ali ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert Baker ... Petrov (segment Fist of Fury) (archive footage)
Jon T. Benn ... Thugs Boss (segment Way of the Dragon) (archive footage)
Pierre Berton ... Himself - Interviewing Bruce Lee (segment Bruce Lee - The Lost Interview) (archive footage) (as Pierre Barton)
Stephan Bonnar ... Himself
J.J. Brine ... Himself (archive footage)

Kobe Bryant ... Himself

Linda Lee Cadwell ... Herself

Gina Carano ... Herself
Robert Clouse ... Himself - on set of Enter the Dragon (archive footage)

James Coburn ... Himself (archive footage)

Clint Eastwood ... Himself (archive footage)

James Garner ... Himself - Training with Bruce Lee (archive footage)
Royce Gracie ... Himself (archive footage)

Jimi Hendrix ... Himself (archive footage)

Reginald Hudlin ... Himself

Dan Inosanto ... Himself / 3rd Floor Guardian / Pasqual (also archive footage)

Diana Lee Inosanto ... Herself
Jon Jones ... Himself

Jim Kelly ... Himself (segment of Enter the Dragon) (archive footage)

Cung Le ... Himself
Gene LeBell ... Himself

Brandon Lee ... Himself - as a little boy (archive footage)

Shannon Lee ... Herself

Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini ... Himself
Charles Manson ... Himself (archive footage)

Steve McQueen ... Himself (archive footage)

Nora Miao ... Herself (archive footage)

Chuck Norris ... Colt (archive footage)

Ed O'Neill ... Himself

Manny Pacquiao ... Himself - Professional Boxer

Roman Polanski ... Himself (archive footage)
Paul Rodriguez ... Himself - Professional Skateboarder

Mickey Rourke ... Himself

Jose Ruiz III ... Himself - Professional Dancer

John Saxon ... Himself (segment of Enter the Dragon) (archive footage)
Kien Shih ... Han (segment Enter the Dragon) (archive footage)

Taboo ... Himself
David Tadman ... Himself - Historian

Sharon Tate ... Herself (archive footage)
Teri Tom ... Herself - Martial Artist

Robert Wall ... Himself

Dana White ... Himself

Van Williams ... Britt Reid / The Green Hornet (segment The Green Hornet) (archive footage)
Maria Yi ... Herself (archive footage)

Jackie Chan ... Actor on Enter the Dragon (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Pete McCormack 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pete McCormack 

Produced by
John Barbisan .... co-producer
Tony Chan .... co-executive producer
Alexander W. Cox .... co-executive producer
Brian J. Diamond .... executive producer
Donald Gee .... co-executive producer
Paul Gertz .... executive producer
Shannon Lee .... executive producer
Christopher Martello .... executive producer
Pete McCormack .... co-executive producer
Derik Murray .... executive producer
Derik Murray .... producer
Adam Scorgie .... line producer
Kristopher Storti .... executive producer: Bruce Lee Enterprises
Kent Wingerak .... executive producer
Original Music by
Schaun Tozer 
Cinematography by
Ian Kerr 
Film Editing by
Tony Kent 
Art Direction by
Derik Murray 
Makeup Department
Suzy Friton .... makeup artist
Isabella Wiley .... make-up and hair stylist
Production Management
Todd Giroux .... post-production supervisor
Art Department
Ross Alexander Whelan .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Thomas Curley .... sound mixer
Chris McIntosh .... re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Greg Durrell .... graphics
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Dickieson .... camera operator
Derik Murray .... photographer
Ross Alexander Whelan .... photo retouching (as Ross A. Whelan)
G.T. Womack .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Carey Dickson .... on-line editor
Todd Giroux .... on-line editor
Achim Kapitza .... colorist
Jesse Lyon .... assistant editor
J.R. Mackie .... additional editing
Ronnie S. Riskalla .... digital cinema mastering
Alissa Roode .... on-line editor
Justin Li .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Other crew
John Barbisan .... researcher
Sergio Batarelli .... researcher
Bianca Cervantes .... production coordinator
Bianca Cervantes .... researcher
Doran Chandler .... production legal counsel
Kal Dhoot .... production accountant
Carey Dickson .... post production coordinator
Greg Durrell .... poster designer
Kevin Garus .... computer systems administrator
Hawkins Gheung .... researcher
Davin Hamilton .... broker
Amanda Hessel .... underwriter
Chris Husband .... executive: Bruce Lee Enterprises
Kean Jallad .... transcription
Pete McCormack .... researcher
Krishna Murti .... archive provider
Gardiner Roberts .... underwriters legal counsel
Adam Scorgie .... researcher
Alex Stephens .... executive: Bruce Lee Enterprises
Kristopher Storti .... researcher
David Tadman .... archive provider
David Tadman .... executive consultant
David Tadman .... researcher
James Tan .... chinese galligrapher
Mary Taylor .... archive provider (as Mary Zimbalist)
Sydnie Wilson .... executive: Bruce Lee Enterprises
Kent Wingerak .... business affairs
Brian Wynn .... underwriters legal counsel
Ken Allen .... the producers wish to thank
Robin Alvarez De Araya .... the producers wish to thank
Jeff Armstrong .... the producers wish to thank (as Jeffrey Armstrong)
Kim Arnott .... the producers wish to thank
Desmond Balakrishnan .... the producers wish to thank
James Bamford .... the producers wish to thank
Andy Bandit .... the producers wish to thank
Howard Baral .... the producers wish to thank
Darren Battersby .... the producers wish to thank
Brian Blankenberg .... the producers wish to thank
Craig Borsari .... the producers wish to thank
Tim Brown .... the producers wish to thank
Dan Cadwell .... the producers wish to thank (as Dan 'Punkass' Cadwell)
Bethany Cerona .... the producers wish to thank
Olivia Chang .... the producers wish to thank
Clara Chu .... the producers wish to thank
Gary Coutts .... the producers wish to thank
Kellie Cunningham .... the producers wish to thank
Chari Cuthbert .... the producers wish to thank
Matthew Kaplowitz .... special thanks
Scott Karp .... special thanks
James Kwan .... the producers wish to thank
Angel Kwok .... the producers wish to thank
Jonathan Ladd .... the producers wish to thank
Beatrice Lai .... the producers wish to thank
Joanna Lam .... the producers wish to thank
Dick Langer .... the producers wish to thank
David Lara .... the producers wish to thank
Paul Lazenby .... the producers wish to thank
Midge LeBell .... the producers wish to thank
Joe Lewis .... the producers wish to thank
Kimberly Lillyblad .... the producers wish to thank
Alison Mand .... the producers wish to thank
James Ng .... the producers wish to thank

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94 min
Color | Black and White (archive footage)
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Dolby Digital (DVD version)
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Did You Know?

Bruce Lee:I will live the way I please and achieve inner harmony and happiness.See more »
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51 out of 64 people found the following review useful.
One of the worst documentary's..., 27 July 2012
Author: P P from Londonium

This documentary, if one could call it that, I found to be disrespectful and a disservice to Bruce Lee. It must of been hard to juggle all those ego's in those interviews, they even asked expert Martial Artist and renowned philosopher Mickey Rourke to give his wisdom on the matter which was comical to say the least. Then they bring out embittered old man who claims to be the grandfather of MMA, small point, the first 'M' in MMA stands for 'Mixed,' doing one style is not a mixture, end of non-debate. Bruce Lee didn't start Martial Arts until he was 13, and only intensely trained later. He was far more than a mere fighter as this documentary suggests, he studied and wrote philosophy. I just found this mockumentary attempting to undermine Bruce Lee, through claims of plagiarism (even though they're his 'notes' not published works, so how they could claim plagiarism I do not know, equivalent of me being accused of plagiarism when I copy sentences and make notes in University from books I have to study.) They try to undermine he was a great fighter, their MMA fighters, if they think a real fight consists of gloves and a ring they obviously have no idea of the harsh and unfair reality of fighting. Anyhow Bruce Lee wouldn't endorse a commercialized fighting competition that offers people nothing but mindless entertainment through brutality. Please don't compare Bruce Lee to the likes of Tiger Woods and Jay Z, he has more integrity in the tip of his finger than they have in every fibre of their being.

Bruce Lee also wrote about philosophy and life, he also studied and wrote poetry, look up 'Bruce Lee poems' you'll be pleasantly surprised. The only person who spoke with grace was his courageous and wonderful wife who I can only admire for her strength of spirit. Just what we should remember Bruce Lee for, his strength of spirit, far more than a mere fighter, he had the spirit of a warrior and was a refined gentlemen, traits we should all strive for. Sorry for the long review, but I felt it needed to be said.

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