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Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey (2000)

A documentary showing the life of Bruce Lee up-close.


John Little, Bruce Lee


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Credited cast:
Bruce Lee ... Self / Hai Tien (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... Mantis (archive footage)
Peter Archer Peter Archer ... (archive footage)
Sun-Man Bae Sun-Man Bae ... First Tung (scenes from The Story) (archive footage)
Robert Baker Robert Baker ... (archive footage) (as Bob Baker)
Pierre Berton Pierre Berton ... Self (archive footage)
Linda Lee Cadwell ... Self
Jackie Chan ... (archive footage)
Yuan Chieh Yuan Chieh ... Fighter accomplice (archive footage)
James Coburn ... (archive footage)
Doug Copsey Doug Copsey ... Narration (voice)
James Franciscus ... Mike Longstreet (archive footage)
James Garner ... Philip Marlowe (archive footage)
Ted Hanulak Ted Hanulak ... Sensei
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... (archive footage)


Legendary martial artist Bruce Lee is the subject of this thoughtful documentary by Lee aficionado John Little. Using interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and action sequences from Lee's last (unfinished) film, Game of Death, Little paints a textured, complex portrait of the world's most famous action hero. Written by finditman

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not to be missed
10 July 2003 | by DAW-8See all my reviews

This is a fantastic documentary, both in terms of narration and information about Bruce, but even moreso in terms of the footage shown. More impressive than the 'new' Game of Death footage is the footage of Lee practicing at his Los Angeles home, and, most of all, his philosophical remarks in the episodes of "Longstreet". Those scenes are just incredible, such as his statement to James Fransiscus "Like everyone, you want to WIN, but you must be prepared to die", said in complete earnestness, with a very early-1970s flute playing in the background. When was the last time you heard anything like that on television or film? In any case, this is a beautiful tribute to Bruce as the complex, philosophical, extraordinarily passionate human being he was. You will not be disappointed.

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English | Cantonese

Release Date:

8 October 2001 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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