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They Call Me Bruce? (1982)

A goofy Korean finds his life hopelessly complicated with people continually confusing him with Bruce Lee.

Director:

Elliott Hong

Writers:

David Randolph (screenplay), Johnny Yune (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Yune ... Bruce / Grandfather
Margaux Hemingway ... Karmen
Raf Mauro ... Freddy (as Ralph Mauro)
Pam Huntington ... Anita
Martin Azarow Martin Azarow ... Big Al
Tony Brande Tony Brande ... Boss of Bosses
Bill Capizzi Bill Capizzi ... Lil Pete
Harvey Vernon ... Officer Hangten
Heshimu Cumbuka Heshimu Cumbuka ... Curtis
Bob Hannah ... Officer Carp
René Le Vant René Le Vant ... Reverend
Vidonne Sayre Linn Vidonne Sayre Linn ... Angela
Ivana Moore Ivana Moore ... Hooker
Phillip Simms Phillip Simms ... Baby Moe (as Phil Simms)
Ralph Strait Ralph Strait ... Officer #2
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Storyline

A Korean man's resemblance to the legendary martial arts star Bruce Lee proves to be a mixed blessing when he stumbles onto the activities of the Mob. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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Taglines:

They also call me the man who ruined the reputation of every KUNG-FU expert! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Action

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fistful of Chopsticks See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$16,894,678
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Goldpine Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

One of this Bruce Lee spoof movie's English titles was "A Fistful of Chopsticks" which was very similar to the title of the half-hour Bruce Lee spoof segment in The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) which was called "A Fistful of Yen". See more »

Goofs

In the movie, "Bruce" sees the Boss of Bosses giving Freddy the "Kiss Of Death" and mentions that he knows about the kiss because he watched the Godfather movies. "Bruce" also mentions to the Boss of Bosses that he doesn't kiss as good as Marlon Brando. In actuality, Marlon Brando never gave the kiss of death in the original film "The Godfather". The kiss of death was actually first given by Al Pacino in "The Godfather Part II" to John Cazale. See more »

Quotes

Bruce: Do you like sushi like I like sushi?
Cowboy: I like Susie... Susie's my girl!
Bruce: Oh, I had sushi last night!
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References Saturday Night Fever (1977) See more »

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I Imagine You
Lyrics by Gary Tigerman
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Old gags, tired gags: but good gags.
22 November 2001 | by wombat_1See all my reviews

To answer the implied question about Australians in an earlier comment, I saw the film for what it was: a spoof comedy. I thoroughly enjoyed it as such. I didn't look for errors of continuity or consistency; that seemed rather pointless; or for any hidden meanings. I simply took the gags at face value and enjoyed them.

I would not draw any conclusions about "real" Asians from this movie; any more than you would say draw conclusions about any other nationalities from comedy movies. I guess that Woody Allen comedies would be a perfect example of how that would not work.

As for the best line, in my opinion it is:

"...and then I got run over by a Toyota. Oh, what a feeling".


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