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Shen wei san meng long (1980)

Bruce Lee has just died, but the BSI is swinging into action to salvage the situation. Aided by the brilliant Professor Lucas, cells from the martial arts master's body are removed and ... See full summary »


Joseph Kong


Kuang-Hsin Wu

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Credited cast:
Dragon Lee ... Bruce Lee One
Irina Shevchenko Irina Shevchenko ... Bruce Lee One
Bruce Le ... Bruce Lee Two
Yi Tao Chang ... Bruce Lee Three (as Bruce Lai)
Bruce Thai Bruce Thai ... Chuck Lee
Jon T. Benn Jon T. Benn ... Professor Lucas (as Jon Benn)
Bolo Yeung ... Martial Arts trainer (as Yang Tze)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shao-Chia Chen
Ka-Sang Cheng
Kei-Ying Cheng
Tao Chiang ... Martial Arts trainer (as Do Kong)
Chiang Chou
Ucebray Eelay Ucebray Eelay
Alexander Grand Alexander Grand
Andy Hannah Andy Hannah ... Colonel colin


Bruce Lee has just died, but the BSI is swinging into action to salvage the situation. Aided by the brilliant Professor Lucas, cells from the martial arts master's body are removed and grown into three adult Bruce Lee clones. After undergoing training to bring their skills up to the level of their 'father', the three are sent out to battle crime, with one sent to take on a gold smuggler, and the other two teaming up to shut down an evil mad scientist. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Watch the real Bruce Lee destroy his clones in the greatest death fight ever! See more »


Action | Drama


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Hong Kong | Philippines


Mandarin | English

Release Date:

14 August 1980 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

El gigante Bruce Lee See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Alternate Versions

For its UK cinema release the film was cut by the BBFC and lost shots of neck chops, a groin kick and nunchaku footage. See more »


Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Pieces (2011) See more »

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Damn! - Why didn't I think up this plot?!
2 September 2007 | by HaemovoreRexSee all my reviews

Here's yet another in the fairly lengthy list of Bruceploitation flicks to emerge after the great mans untimely demise.

Well, first things first, you just have to hand it to the makers of this – what a bloody ridiculous (i.e super cool!) plot! There is just one slight problem from the start however……the three clones of the late martial arts star actually bear bugger all resemblance to him! (nor to each other even more alarmingly!!!) Still, let us not nit pick over such erm….inconsequential factors; rather let us instead revel in the never ending series of chop-socky fights, cool seventies fashions (including humongous sunglasses and medallions) and indeed the presence of perennial B-movie faves Bruce Le, Dragon Lee and Bolo Yueng.

Also of note there are some admittedly hilarious scenes on offer including an entirely gratuitous sequence featuring a group of naked girls on a beach, and in another set of scenes, a bunch of chubby bronze warriors who just can't seem to catch on that chomping on certain poisonous plants isn't conducive to one's good health(!!!)

Despite the above high points, it does have to be said that the film is actually rather mundane in it's execution however and that the numerous fights (which account for the majority of the films running time) do actually become somewhat tiresome after a while. Nonetheless, as I previously said, credit where credit's due – for sheer stupidity of plot, this is something of a classic!

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