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Game of Death (1978)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 8 June 1979 (USA)
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A martial arts movie star must fake his death to find the people who are trying to kill him.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Billy Lo / Hai Tien (original 1972 footage) (archive footage)
... Ann Morris
... Dr. Land
... Jim Marshall
Tae-jeong Kim ... Billy Lo (as Kim Tai Jong)
... Billy Lo (as Bill Yuen)
... Carl Miller
... Hakim / Mantis (original 1972 footage) (archive footage)
... Stick
... Steiner
James Tien ... Charlie Wang / Fighter accomplice antagonist (original 1972 footage) (archive footage)
... Pasqual / Third Floor Guardian (original 1972 footage) (as Danny Inosanto)
... Fighter (archive footage)
... Henry Lo
Russell Cawthorne ... Surgeon
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In this movie, Bruce Lee is a very famous martial-arts master who stars in many films. After an unsuccessful murder attempt against him, everyone thinks his is dead, but he's just hiding, preparing his revenge... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Bruce Lee challenges the underworld to a Game of Death.


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8 June 1979 (USA)  »

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Bruce Lee's Game of Death  »

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$850,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sammo Kam-Bo Hung almost didn't appear in the movie; after being asked personally by Bruce Lee to be part of the film, Hung waited for eight months without follow-up and eventually went to film projects in Korea and Thailand, only flying back to the set in China when promised that it would only take a couple days to film his part. See more »

Goofs

The footprint on Billy Lo's chest changes in darkness several times (considering ONLY the Bruce Lee scenes), especially during the fight with Hakim. Also at one point, the footprint is backwards for two or three quick clips. Also, when Hakim kicks Billy Lo, his toes actually do not touch Billy Lo to leave the print. Martial artists are taught to kick toes up. If slowed down,the connection can be seen where the toes never touch Billy Lo's chest. See more »

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[first lines]
Director: Cut! Okay, that's a print. That was great, Billy! Okay everybody...
[stage light collapses, crew gasps]
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Will This Be the Song I'll Be Singing Tomorrow?
Music and Lyrics by John Barry
Sung By Colleen Camp
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dubious but entertaining
5 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

lee didn't manage to finish this film but director robert clouse (of e.t.dragon fame) manages to pick up the pieces left behind and make a film out of it which is where the film falls down. you see they had to bring in stunt doubles to replace Lee so everytime he's wearing shades or has his back to you you just know that it's not really lee. for the scene in which lee is shot they reused scenes from the superb fist of fury(it is sooooo obvious because the colour quality is different)!!! apart from the fun of spotting which scenes lee failed to complete, the changing room scene is fantasticly good fun to watch, your jaw will drop open at lee's two final finishing moves the penultimate kick is compareable to lee's complete bicycle kick in e.t.dragon. overall this film is well worth the mere £5.99 of which it costs in england


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