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Be Water (2020)

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Rejected by Hollywood, Bruce Lee returned to Hong Kong to complete four films. Charting his struggles in two worlds, BE WATER explores questions of identity and representation through rare archive, intimate interviews, and his writings.

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Bao Nguyen
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... Self
Linda Lee Cadwell ... Self
Dan Inosanto Dan Inosanto ... Self
Diana Lee Inosanto ... Self
Nancy Kwan ... Self
Bruce Lee ... Self (archive footage)
Jan-Fai Lee ... Self
Shannon Lee ... Self
Andre Morgan ... Self
Jay Sebring ... Self (archive footage)
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Rejected by Hollywood, Bruce Lee returned to Hong Kong to complete four films. Charting his struggles in two worlds, BE WATER explores questions of identity and representation through rare archive, intimate interviews, and his writings.

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The documentary claims that Bruce Lee developed the series 'Kung Fu' for Warner Brothers and was turned down for the lead at the last moment and replaced by David Carradine, when in reality 'Kung Fu' was created by Ed Spielman & Howard Friedlander, Bruce was given the chance to audition for the show as did Mako, George Takei etc. Bruce's project was 'The Warrior' which later served as the inspiration for the Cinemax series 'Warrior' which lasted for 2 seasons. See more »

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Features Enter the Dragon (1973) See more »

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Gripping. Inspirational.
8 June 2020 | by greg_k_russellSee all my reviews

Bruce Lee was a very interesting man. Stood on principles when it would have been easier to fold under the stereotypes of Hollywood at that time.


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7 June 2020 (USA) See more »

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