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The Chinese Connection (1972)

Jing wu men (original title)
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A young man seeks vengence for the death of his teacher.

Director:

Wei Lo

Writer:

Wei Lo (screenplay) (as Lo Wei)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Lee ... Chen Zhen
Nora Miao ... Yuan Le-erh (as Miao Ker Hsiu)
James Tien James Tien ... Fan Chun-hsia
Maria Yi ... Yen
Robert Baker Robert Baker ... Petrov
Fu Ching Chen Fu Ching Chen ... Chao
Shan Chin Shan Chin ... Tung
Ying-Chieh Han Ying-Chieh Han ... Feng Kwai-sher
Chikara Hashimoto Chikara Hashimoto ... Hiroshi Suzuki (as Riki Hashimoto)
Jun Katsumura Jun Katsumura ... Suzuki's bodyguard
Chung-Hsin Huang Chung-Hsin Huang ... Tien
Kun Li Kun Li ... Hsu (as Quin Lee)
Feng Tien ... Fan
Ying-Chi Li Ying-Chi Li ... Li (as Yin Chi Lee)
Tony Liu Tony Liu ... Chin
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Storyline

Returning to Shanghai to marry his fiancée, Chen Zhen (Bruce Lee) a student of renowned martial arts teacher Huo Yuanjia, discovers his sifu has died. During the funeral, members of a local Japanese dojo show up and insult the Chinese students. The bullying continues, with Chen fighting back, but when he discovers the truth - that his teacher was poisoned on the orders of the dojo's master - he sets off on a doomed mission of revenge. Written by Matti-Man

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Bruce Lee has done the impossible... ...HE'S SURPASSED HIMSELF!!! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese | English

Release Date:

9 September 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fist of Fury See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Golden Harvest Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (PAL) | (initial release)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to certain historical sources in China, the real-life Chen escaped from Shanghai successfully. See more »

Goofs

In the final battle as Suzuki is kicked through the shoji screen, you can see his white belt wrapping itself around the stunt wire used to lower him down to the ground below. See more »

Quotes

Petrov: Now that I've escaped from Russia, I'm your man.
Suzuki: That's very pleasing to me.
Wu: [drunk] What was that? What did he say?
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Connections

Referenced in Hardwicke House: First Day of Term (1987) See more »

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Atmospheres
Written by György Ligeti
Performed by Das Orchester des Südwestfunks Baden-Baden
Courtesy of MGM Records
Brief excerpt, played twice, during dramatic death scenes
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Bruce Lee's best performance in a best revenge movie.
7 July 2000 | by obatuyioSee all my reviews

After seeing Fists Of Fury(a.k.a The Big Boss) on T.V, I was surprised that they showed his next movie The Chinese Connections(a.k.a Fist Of Fury) and I really enjoyed and I still love it, Bruce Lee was amazing, and his martial art skills were terrific, but what really amazed me the most was seeing him beating the s**t out of those japanese people, and fighting that Russian. This is the best movie Bruce Lee has made before starring in Enter The Dragon, and if you're a Bruce Lee fan please watch this movie, you'll love this.


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