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Finishing the Game (2007)

Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 21 January 2007 (USA)
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 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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Directed by Justin Lin, this movie documents the making of Bruce Lees final movie after the death of it's star. Similarly, Lin went on to direct 4 out of 7 movies in the Fast and Furious franchise, which saw star Paul Walker die during production of its final entry. See more »

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[first lines]
Interviewer: Mr. Kurtainbaum, why did you decide to continue production on The Game of Death?
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References Game of Death (1978) See more »

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Sizzle Style
Written and Performed by Brian Tyler
Music Published by Tyler Too Music Publishing, ASCAP
Sony / ATV Music Publishing, 2007
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a comedy with precious few laughs
18 September 2009 | by Buddy-51See all my reviews

Done in the style of a 1970s mockumentary, "Finishing the Game" is based on the premise that, when Bruce Lee died in 1973 at the age of 32, he left behind twelve minutes of footage for a movie entitled "The Game of Death." Determined to bring Lee's final dream to fruition, a group of dedicated filmmakers set out to find a replacement for the star in the hopes of finishing the project. "Finishing the Game" is a fictionalized account of that search (the actual movie was released in 1978).

Unfortunately, beyond its spot-on '70s fashions and hairstyles, oh-so-groovy soundtrack and overall air of genial good-naturedness, "Finishing the Game" offers little of quality for anyone craving a good behind-the-scenes movie parody. Lacking both polish and finesse, the movie represents a major comedown for director Justin Lee after his stunning triumph with "Better Luck Tomorrow" a few years back. The half-hearted Josh Diamond screenplay scarcely makes an effort at being funny, and the concept itself is simply too thin to be successfully stretched out over even a relatively meager 84-minute-long running time.

Barely flash-in-the-pan cameo appearances by the likes of James Franco, MC Hammer and Ron Jeremy do little to support an otherwise likable cast. And there isn't even any decent martial arts action to make the movie much fun for fans of the genre being satirized.


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Country:

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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

Gross USA:

$52,868

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,570
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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