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 ... Fan Chun-hsia
Maria Yi ... Yen
Robert Baker Robert Baker ... Petrov
Fu Ching Chen ... Chao
Shan Chin ... Tung
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 ... Tien
Kun Li ... Hsu (as Quin Lee)
Feng Tien ... Fan
Ying-Chi Li Ying-Chi Li ... Li (as Yin Chi Lee)
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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Trivia

Because of the movie's racial content and personal disagreements, Bruce Lee quit working with Writer and Director Wei Lo after this movie. See more »

Goofs

Outside the park that only grants admission to non-Chinese, a couple in 1970s clothing and haircuts walk by. Also, deep in the background 1960s cars are parked. See more »

Quotes

Chen: Whenever you're ready, I'll take on any japanese here.
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Alternate Versions

For its original 1972 UK cinema release the BBFC requested a cut to remove a shot of a flying throat kick, though it appeared intact in all early theatrical prints and was possibly waived before release. In 1978 the film was withdrawn by BBFC director James Ferman (together with Enter the Dragon) and all nunchaku footage removed together with the previously mentioned throat kick, and these cuts, (totalling 2 mins 51 secs) would persist in all of the film's UK video releases. The cuts were fully restored for the 2001 Hong Kong Legends release. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

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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Fury of the Ultimate Action Hero
8 February 2008 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

'Jing wu men' aka 'Fist of Fury' is a classic action film carried by the late Bruce Lee. I've always admired his work and in my opinion his energetic presence alone makes his films worth the watch. Having said this, 'Jing wu men' does have its share of flaws e.g. the sound effect is very poor (good background score) and it's very anti-Japanese. However, one must take into consideration that this is a film made more than 35 years ago. The choreography of the action scenes is superb as Lee leads them with a lethal grace. The acting is competent, though most of the villains appear as caricatures). Lee shines and he excels in the emotional scenes, particularly the graveyard scene and the sequences with his beautiful co-star Nora Miao. The plot is well handled, making the film an entertaining experience that ends on a powerful note.


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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 »

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Box Office

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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