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Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)

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A fictionalized account of the life of the martial arts superstar.

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Rob Cohen

Writers:

Robert Clouse (book), Linda Lee Cadwell (book) | 3 more credits »
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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Scott Lee ... Bruce Lee
Lauren Holly ... Linda Lee
Robert Wagner ... Bill Krieger
Michael Learned ... Vivian Emery
Nancy Kwan ... Gussie Yang
Kay Tong Lim Kay Tong Lim ... Philip Tan
Ric Young ... Bruce's Father
Luoyong Wang ... Yip Man
Sterling Macer Jr. ... Jerome Sprout
Sven-Ole Thorsen ... The Demon
Ong Soo Han Ong Soo Han ... Luke Sun
Eric Bruskotter ... Joe Henderson
Aki Aleong ... Principal Elder
Chao Li Chi ... Elder
Sam Hau Sam Hau ... Young Bruce
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Storyline

Based on the life and career of Martial Arts superstar, Bruce Lee. Haunted by demons. Bruce was taught Martial arts at childhood. Bruce then was told by his father to flee to the United States. There, he opened up a Martial Arts school, then was chosen to be the Green Hornet's sidekick, Kato. Then, his big movie career that included "The Big Boss" and "Enter the Dragon". Fighting many enemies along the way, including his childhood demon. Written by John Wiggins

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Taglines:

The Mystery. The Life. The Love. The Legend


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

7 May 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A sárkány - Bruce Lee élete See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$35,112,679

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,512,679
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (online release) (edited)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In this film, the director of the television series The Green Hornet (1966) was played by Van Williams, who actually played the leading role of Britt Reid in the 1960s television series, The Green Hornet. See more »

Goofs

During the ice house fight scene while filming "The Big Boss", it is easy to see that the circular ice saw is much thicker than an actual saw blade and lacks teeth. See more »

Quotes

Bruce Lee: When I was a kid I had all these crazy ideas, I wanted to show the world the beauty of our culture, I wanted to give them a hero, but a Chinese hero, but I want something else now, I want to stop breaking my wife's heart, I want to play with my children without having to look at the clock, they're American, I need to go back to America or I lose them, if I lose them, nothing means anything
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Alternate Versions

The theatrical release had a different camera angle in a few scenes that different in the video or DVD releases. One of these includes when Bruce Lee (Jason Scott Lee) says "This is the first Bruce Lee Kung Fu Institute.", and punches the air. In the theatrical version the shot of him is a closeup from the front and the punch looks fast and powerful. In the video and DVD release this shot is a distance shot that shows his back and the punch seems fast, but lacking in power. See more »

Connections

References Kung Fu (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Drunken Princess
Performed by Grace Zhan
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User Reviews

 
Superb Character Portrayel by Jason Scott Lee
20 January 2005 | by mjw2305See all my reviews

This film as a stand alone kung fu movie would be worthy of your attention, as it is very enjoyable and well made. The thing that makes it special is Jason Scott Lee's portrayal of the legend that is Bruce Lee.

He successfully captures his mannerisms, attitude and even his fighting style, extremely convincingly (a truly remarkable feat of acting ability.)

Although dramatised to heighten your viewing pleasure, the story actually follows the events in Bruce Lee's life and shows us the man behind the martial arts, covering his inner turmoils and personal struggles as well as his famous physical ability.

A great movie, befitting the legend that is Bruce Lee.

8/10


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