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How Bruce Lee Changed the World (2009)

How Bruce Lee Changed the World explores the amazing multitude of ways that Bruce Lee - the first international Asian superstar - has influenced pop culture.


Steve Webb


Steve Webb


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Credited cast:
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Jackie Chan ... Self
Margaret Cho ... Interviewee
Raymond Chow ... Self
Rob Cohen ... Self
Randy Couture ... Self
Marwan Elgamal Marwan Elgamal ... Self
Eddie Griffin ... Self
Grady Hendrix Grady Hendrix ... Self
Taky Kimura Taky Kimura ... Self
Bruce Lee ... Self (archive footage)
Shannon Lee ... Self
Stan Lee ... Self
Sugar Ray Leonard ... Self
Yu Pang Lin Yu Pang Lin ... Self


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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a well deserved tribute
9 December 2010 | by thisissubtitledmoviesSee all my reviews

excerpt, more at my location - A multitude of celebrities including Sugar Ray Leonard, LL Kool J, Jackie Chan, composer Lalo Schifrin and film directors John Woo and Brett Ratner pay homage to the greatest action superstar that ever lived. Written and directed by Steve Webb, How Bruce Lee Changed the World illustrates the influence and impact Lee has had on a whole generation, and why his greatness continues to be felt today by millions of people from all walks of life.

On the whole, How Bruce Lee Changed The World is a fresh new look at Lee's legacy and proof that his influence, through mixed martial arts, modern cinema, video games, commercials and a whole host of merchandise, is still being felt today. Although it may lack any real innovation, the documentary does put into context just how incredibly unique and important this man really was, and still is, and is therefore a well deserved tribute to an important global iconic figure.

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Release Date:

17 May 2009 (USA) See more »

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Hogyan változtatta meg Bruce Lee a világot? See more »

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1.78 : 1
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