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Bruce Lee: The Man, the Myth (1976)

Li Xiao Long zhuan qi (original title)
Fighting sequences and drama of the famed martial arts icon grace this biopic as he goes from Hong Kong, to studying at the University of Washington in Seattle, to California, and the ... See full summary »

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See-Yuen Ng

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See-Yuen Ng (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
David Chow David Chow ... Murayaki
Kuei Chang
Chi-Min Chin Chi-Min Chin
Little Unicorn ... Himself
Carl Scott
Ping Ou Wei
Hsiao-Hu Lin Hsiao-Hu Lin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chih-po Chao Chih-po Chao
Betty Chen Betty Chen
Alan Chung San Chui
Chan-Chi Chung Chan-Chi Chung
Tsan-Chi Chung Tsan-Chi Chung
Roberta Ciappi Roberta Ciappi ... Daughter of Italian Mobster
Ernest Curtis Ernest Curtis
Hark-On Fung ... Challenger to Bruce Lee on 'Enter the Dragon' Set
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Storyline

Fighting sequences and drama of the famed martial arts icon grace this biopic as he goes from Hong Kong, to studying at the University of Washington in Seattle, to California, and the beginnings of his Hollywood career. As he continues his film career after his return to Hong Kong, the many fight challenges to him are featured from Thailand to Italy. Bruce's family is briefly featured along with his real life long best friend Little Unicorn (who portrays himself). While liberties have been taken (as in any biopic), this is a chronologically correct depiction of his rise-to-fame to his untimely demise. Written by Lonely Soldier Boy

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Certificate:

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

28 October 1976 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Bruce Lee: The Man, the Myth See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Eternal Film Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The score over the opening scene depicting paramedics rushing an unconscious Bruce Lee to the hospital is actually "Hell is Comin' to Breakfast Part 2," a cue recycled from Clint Eastwood's classic western, The Outlaw Josey Wales. See more »

Alternate Versions

All UK versions are cut to remove the nunchaku fight scene See more »

Connections

References The Green Hornet (1966) See more »

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Bad Brucesploitation flick that's in a world of it's own.
17 June 2004 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Bruce Lee, the Man, the Myth and the Legend (1976) was one of the many and I do mean many Bruce Lee rip-offs, knock-offs and wannabe Bruce Lee films that were being cranked out of Asia and parts unknown after the "Master" died in 1973. One of them is this one. It details certain points in the young Dragon's life. Reportedly based upon his life but it's a cheesy, clichéd filled and heavy fictionalized account of his life. But it's perversely entertaining. A companion film to this would be The Game of Death II. which also stars several of the participates and is directed by the same man who directed this schlock.

Watch out for brief cameos from Mars, Yuen Biao, Lee Hoi Sang and Hark Fung-On. The woman co-starring as Bruce's wife looks just like her! Bruce's former buddy Unicorn Chan makes a guest star appearance. Karma would later claim his life a few years later. I would recommend this one for it's sheer lunacy. Check out his "electromagnetic" therapy and Futuristic computerized training!

I would give this film a B+


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