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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.

Director:

Rob Cohen

Writers:

Robert Clouse (book), Linda Lee Cadwell (book) | 3 more credits »
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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 (as Sterling Macer)
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 (as Chao-Li Chi)
Iain M. Parker Iain M. Parker ... Brandon Lee
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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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Trivia

Dustin Nguyen, Robin Shou, Donnie Yen, Russell Wong even Brandon Lee were considered for the leading role of Bruce Lee. See more »

Goofs

Bruce Lee began his martial arts training at the age of 13 after being beaten up by a street gang. He did not begin martial arts training at an earlier age because of a nightmare as the movie suggests. See more »

Quotes

Vivian Emery: Well, I don't want to rain on your parade Mr. Lee. But the world needs hamburgers, not Judo.
Bruce Lee: Kung Fu.
Vivian Emery: Whatever. But what about children, that's what marriage is about, children, and what will they be? They won't be white, and they won't be oriental. They'll be some kind of half-breed and will not be accpted by either side.
Bruce Lee: But, they'll be American. Linda's American, I'm an American.
Vivian Emery: No. you're an American citizen Mr. Lee.
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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

Features Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Tightrope
Written by Leon Russell
Performed by Leon Russell
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The greatest legend ever in martial arts history
20 April 2004 | by mthakoreSee all my reviews

This movie was amazing. Before I saw this movie, I had an idea of who Bruce Lee was. I knew he was one of the greatest martial arts masters of all time and I knew he was in a couple of movies. But, I had know idea about the kind of man he was and the struggles he had to go through. He is, in my eyes, an amazing human being with an unimaginable amount of courage and a whole lot of heart. This movie showed me that much. The score is also one of the best I have heard in my life. All in all, this movie is an inspiring take on a legend's life. Great story, great music, great human being.... What more can I say? Amazing!

A solid 8/10


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

7 May 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,019,970, 9 May 1993

Gross USA:

$35,113,743

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,513,743
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (online release) (edited)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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