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Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 21 January 2007 (USA)
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Bruce Lee's shocking death left legions of stunned fans and a legacy of 12 minutes from his unfinished Game Of Death. Undeterred, studio executives launched a search for his replacement chronicled here through the eyes of five aspiring thespians who find out what the real game is.

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Justin Lin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Diamond Josh Diamond ... Interviewer
Sam Bottoms ... Martey Kurtainbaum
Jake Sandvig ... Ronney Kurtainbaum
Roger Fan ... Breeze Loo
Nathan Jung Nathan Jung ... Bob
Joe McQueen Joe McQueen ... Leroy / Earl
Aiko Tanaka ... Nunchuck Girl
Nikita Esco Nikita Esco ... Ribbon Girl (as Natalie Sesko)
Sung Kang ... Cole Kim
Monique Gabriela Curnen ... Saraghina Rivas
Daphne Rosen ... Porn Star
Celestia Star ... Porn Star (as Celestia Starr)
Carmel Moore Carmel Moore ... Porn Star (as Carmel)
Zoe Matthews Zoe Matthews ... Porn Star
Scott Hobson Scott Hobson ... Porn Star
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Bruce Lee's shocking death left legions of stunned fans and a legacy of 12 minutes from his unfinished Game Of Death. Undeterred, studio executives launched a search for his replacement chronicled here through the eyes of five aspiring thespians who find out what the real game is.

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Comedy

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2007 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,903, 7 October 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$52,850, 2 December 2007
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Sam Bottoms. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Interviewer: Mr. Kurtainbaum, why did you decide to continue production on The Game of Death?
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Connections

References Breathless (1960) See more »

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My Name Is Raja
Written and Performed by Brian Tyler
Music Published by Tyler Too Music Publishing, ASCAP
Sony / ATV Music Publishing, 2007
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You don't have to be a martial arts fan
15 June 2011 | by lynseytateSee all my reviews

I am not a particular fan of the martial arts genre or a Bruce Lee idolizer, but I absolutely loved this movie. The fact that it is billed as a comedy and is actually funny, and this one is very funny, underscored for me its subtle ridicule of Hollywood, their formula films and the entire assembly-line style of film making. Hollywood seems to treat Comedy as the Miscellaneous category - if you can't categorize it as a drama, a documentary, suspense, horror, action or history, then it must be a comedy. This one is genuinely funny, instead of yet another billed "comedy" that's really just one more money-grubber's yawn fest.

This is also a wonderful but gentle poke at the entire 70's style of film and television, re-creating the tasteless idiocy of that decade's mainstream entertainment offerings, but in a manner that remains nostalgic, affectionate and respectful - like having an old hound dog that stinks just a bit and slobbers all over everyone but we still love him anyway.

If you enjoy the Christopher Guest parody movies (I don't; I respect the effort but it's just not easy to get a laugh out of me - yet this movie got plenty) I think you will find this well worth seeing. Even the nudity is so blatantly gratuitous it qualifies as parody.

If you're fed up with the standard crappy focus-group-oriented film-by-formula usually offered, you'll like this movie. If you want a good laugh, you'll like this movie. If you have a pulse and a sense of humor, you'll like this movie.


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