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A lightning bolt strikes the grave of Bruce Lee. However, that is as much as Bruce Lee has to do with it. Then a kung fu instructor starts a quest to avenge a friend's death, and on the way... See full summary »


Doo-yong Lee (as Doo Yong Lee)


Jeong-hwan Kwak (story) (as Chong Huang Kuok), Doo-yong Lee (screenplay)

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Credited cast:
Jun Chong Jun Chong ... Wong Han (as Bruce K.L. Lea)
Deborah Dutch ... Susan (as Deborah Chaplin)
Su-cheon Bae Su-cheon Bae
Anthony Bronson Anthony Bronson
Mun-ju Kim Mun-ju Kim
Steve Mak Steve Mak
Charlie Chow Charlie Chow
Jack Houston Jack Houston
Philip Kennedy Philip Kennedy
Jimmy Sato Jimmy Sato
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jang Lee Hwang


A lightning bolt strikes the grave of Bruce Lee. However, that is as much as Bruce Lee has to do with it. Then a kung fu instructor starts a quest to avenge a friend's death, and on the way has a romance with a girl with similar problems. He eventually finds the bad guys behind it all, and has several fights with them... Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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South Korea



Release Date:

12 June 1976 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Stranger See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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2.35 : 1
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Just before Sasaki goes to attack Wong Han, the room suddenly goes from being almost totally dark to being fully lit. See more »


Suzuki: You had better listen to me for your own damn good. Understand?
Wong Han: Your threats don't frighten me one little bit.
Suzuki: You should be!
Wong Han: Why, what are you gonna do about it?
Suzuki: Hold it! Why should I help you?
Wong Han: Alright, if you can't help me then who can?
Suzuki: Marc Welby.
Wong Han: Where can I find him?
Suzuki: You can try the race course.
Wong Han: I've some questions for him.
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Typical 70s Asian martial arts movie
6 May 2017 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

At first glance, "Bruce Lee Fights Back from the Grave" seems to be indistinguishable from other 1970s martial arts movies, though there are two differences. The first is that it was filmed in the United States, and the second being that it was made by Koreans instead of Hong Kong filmmakers.

But apart from those differences, the movie doesn't really stand out from the pack. As you may have expected, while the movie's title promises a resurrected Bruce Lee - and the opening sequence shows that title action - the movie quickly forgets what it promises and makes no further actions to be "Brucey". What follows is a long and hard slog through a really thin and boring story, with occasional martial art sequences that are badly directed, badly choreographed, and badly edited.

Is there any saving grace? Well, there is some really awful dubbing that occasionally provokes a chuckle, and the Korean filmmakers' occasional misconceptions of America and American people also is unintentionally funny at times. But there are not enough unintentional laughs to make this worth a look. Even aficionados of martial art movies will find this particularly tough to sit through.

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