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The Dragon Dies Hard (1975)

Jin se tai yang (original title)
A fan of Bruce Lee investigates the martial arts master's death.


Kuan-Chang Li


Chung Yen




Credited cast:
Bruce Le ... Bruce (as Ho Chung Tao)
Hui Ouyang Hui Ouyang
Fei Lung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fang-Hsia Chang
Yi-Mu Chang Yi-Mu Chang
Chin-Hai Chen Chin-Hai Chen
Pei-Ling Chen
Chun Chou Chun Chou
Ming Chou Ming Chou
Yun Fei Yun Fei
Ying Hei Ying Hei
Kuang Hu Kuang Hu
Bruce Li ... Bruce (as Ho Chung Tao)
Yun-Lung Li Yun-Lung Li
Chang Ma


Stone, a martial arts teacher and avid Bruce Lee fan, is crushed when he learns of his hero's sudden death. After a night of trying to drink himself out of his depression, Stone receives a vision of Lee instructing him to investigate the circumstances of master's death. Stone soon finds that Lee was the victim of foul play, and quickly puts into action his plan for bringing the murderers to justice. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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HOW HE LIVED! HOW HE LOVED! HOW HE FOUGHT! HOW HE DIED! (USA THe Dragon Dies Hard posters-all caps) See more »


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Referenced in Aaron Loves Angela (1975) See more »

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Pathetic Waste of Film
14 February 2020 | by FalconeerSee all my reviews

During the heyday of the Kung Fu craze, countless movies like this were being churned out, some good, a few great, but mostly terrible. "Dragon Dies Hard" is one of the worst I have seen. Usually the problem is a weak story but worthwhile fighting scenes, but this trash has neither. There is literally no understandable plot beyond some guy being obsessed with Bruce Lee's death. He starts dating some bimbo and suddenly these old men become obsessed with HIM.. because he's dating the bimbo. Fights ensue, the end. And sadly the fight scenes are very few and totally unspectacular. Bruce Li was a fine athlete, but he seems to be sleep walking through this drivel. It's depressing to watch a movie knowing that nobody involved in its creation cared in the least about what they were doing.

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July 1976 (USA) See more »

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