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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:

America's wackiest new super-hero! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Action

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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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

The 25th Anniversary Edition DVD of this movie was actually released twenty-seven years after the film's theater debut. See more »

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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: I am a sex object. I always ask women for sex, and they object.
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Connections

References Bonanza (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

I Imagine You
Lyrics by Gary Tigerman
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This guy is wrong
2 October 2004 | by Darkmonarch2003See all my reviews

First, I loved the movie. I thought it was hilarious. But then again, that was MANY years ago when I saw the movie. I miss funny movies from the 1980's, when it was easier to laugh at ourselves.

I think the dude who posted the bologna and deli comments missed the point. The movie wasn't meant to poke fun at Asians or Asian Americans. It poked fun at EVERYONE. And more specifically, everyone BUT Asian Americans, who were ignorant of all people of Asian decent. It reminds me of the line Gene Wilder had in " Blazing Saddles. " " They're common people, simple folk, people of the land... ya know? MORONS. "

Some people don't get it. Some see it as it is. And some people ( like myself ) just love the movie for nostalgia reasons. It was simple humor and funny. No one in the movie needed to curse like a sailor or shoot and kill people to entertain. TV and Movies NEED that these days. God Bless Johnny Yune wherever he may be... and thank you, sir.


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