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How Bruce Lee Changed the World (2009)

More than just a biography, this film explores Bruce Lee's global impact to see how he has influenced all areas of popular culture including fitness, cinema, music, sport, dance, video ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Jackie Chan ... Himself
Margaret Cho ... Interviewee
Raymond Chow ... Himself
Rob Cohen ... Himself
Randy Couture ... Himself
Marwan Elgamal Marwan Elgamal ... Himself
Eddie Griffin ... Himself
Grady Hendrix Grady Hendrix ... Himself
Taky Kimura Taky Kimura ... Himself
Bruce Lee ... Himself (archive footage)
Shannon Lee ... Herself
Stan Lee ... Himself
Sugar Ray Leonard ... Himself
Yu Pang Lin Yu Pang Lin ... Himself
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More than just a biography, this film explores Bruce Lee's global impact to see how he has influenced all areas of popular culture including fitness, cinema, music, sport, dance, video games and philosophy. A journey across the United States, Asia and Europe, takes Shannon Lee on a trip back to her father's roots in Hong Kong and China. With unique access to the family's photographic archive, home movies and all material owned by the Bruce Lee Foundation. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hogyan változtatta meg Bruce Lee a világot? See more »

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1.78 : 1
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The narrator says that the Bruce Lee Museum (including the grounds) in his home town will occupy '1.5 million square kilometers' which is physically impossible. Which is more likely is "1.5 Million Square feet" or the nearest metric equivalent. See more »

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Written by Gary J Robinson
Performed by Gary New Vision
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Extremely weak documentary
13 March 2011 | by PeterRoederSee all my reviews

I really don't have much to say about this weak documentary. Unlike previous documentaries it does not capture the spirit of Bruce Lee. I has no understanding of his impact, philosophy, legacy, etc. Talks with all the wrong people. Have factual information that is ridiculous: "Glasgow is one of the most violent cities in Europe." Yeah, right, sure they would have agreed with that in Sarajevo? (I meant that ironically). With that kind of standard for documentaries you really give that art-form a bad name. It just seemed they had talked with a lot of frustrated people who says clichéd things like: "Bruce Lee used what was useful," and other meaningless garbage like that. It just goes on and on forever, for example trying to portray Jackie Chan as "a major star" (which he is not, in my opinion - in ten years time no one will remember Jackie Chan). So this movie is just all about ego and misses all opportunities to make a great philosophical documentary on the legacy of Bruce Lee.


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